DRAFT Supplemental EA JPC Laredo

DHS has prepared a draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) to evaluate the potential impacts to the human and natural environment that can result from acquisition of land, and construction, operation, and maintenance of a new Joint Processing Center on 100 acres parcel in Laredo, Webb County, Texas. 

The purpose is to relieve crowding in existing DHS facilities and support humanitarian efforts along the U.S. southwestern border, by ensuring the security, placement, and successful transition of migrants and refugees. 

The Draft SEA and Draft Finding of No Significant will be made available for a 30-day public review and comment period beginning on February 16, 2024, through March 18, 2024. 

The draft SEA and draft FONSI are available for download.

We look forward to and welcome your participation in this analysis.  Questions, comments, concerns, information, studies, or other data may be submitted by March 18, 2024.  Substantive comments will be addressed accordingly in the final EA. If you have comments or information relevant to the development of the EA, please direct your correspondence to BPAMNEPA@cbp.dhs.gov or mail to:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Office of Facilities and Asset Management
1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 1555N 
Mail Stop 1102
Washington, DC 20229-1102
Attn: Tim Smith

Please include “Laredo JPC” in the subject line.  

This action is consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act and the Homeland Security procedures for NEPA implementation (DHS Directive 023-01 Rev 01 and Instruction 023-001 Rev. 01). 

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