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GSA to host public hearing for Land Port of Entry modernization and expansion in International Falls

GSA Contact: Tanya Schusler,

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. – In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) will host a public hearing in support of the development of the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, which examines potential environmental impacts arising from the modernization and expansion of the existing Land Port of Entry in International Falls, Minnesota.

GSA is conducting consultation under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act concurrently with the NEPA process. As such, the public hearing is an opportunity for the public to comment on impacts to historic and cultural resources that may exist within the project area.

The public is invited to attend the meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 6-8 p.m. CST, at the Koochiching County Court Administration building at 715 4th Street, 3rd floor, in International Falls, Minnesota, or attend virtually at

The views and comments of the public are necessary for GSA’s decision-making process. Members of the public may submit comments via email to Comments must be received or postmarked by Monday, Dec. 11, 2023, 11:59 p.m., and include “International Falls LPOE SEIS” in the subject line. After the comment period, GSA will prepare the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement.

The Land Port of Entry in International Falls serves as the port of entry across the U.S./Canada border from Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada. The planned project includes design and construction of new buildings on a larger site, and possible conversion and/or demolition of existing buildings. The current, functionally-obsolete facilities house only personnel from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection. The proposed new building will house an office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The new, modern and energy-efficient facility will meet the federal government’s mission requirements, enhance safety and security, and improve customer service to travelers.


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