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GSA to host public meeting for land port of entry projects in Douglas

Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Castro port modernization and new commercial port projects will be discussed

DOUGLAS, Ariz. -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) will host a public meeting for the Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for two Land Port of Entry projects planned in Douglas, Arizona. 

The public is invited to attend the meeting on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, from 4 to 6 p.m. local time at the Douglas Visitor Center at 345 16th Street. The meeting will be conducted in an informal open house format, where project information will be displayed and distributed. 

The open house format will encourage discussion and information sharing through opportunities for the public to speak one-on-one with GSA representatives. No formal presentation will be provided. The purpose of the EIS is to analyze the potential impacts of the modernization and expansion of the Raul Hector Castro facility, and construction of the new, dedicated commercial port, both funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. 

Built in 1933 and upgraded in 1993, the current Castro land port is unable to meet current commercial, pedestrian and non-commercial vehicle crossing traffic volumes. The planned project would replace the current, outdated buildings with new, expanded facilities which will enhance the federal inspection agencies’ ability to accomplish their missions and help reduce crossing wait times. Furthermore, commercial inspections would be relocated to a new commercial facility to be built 4.5 miles west of the Castro land port and away from Douglas’ downtown area.

What: Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement Public Meeting

When:  Wednesday, September 27, 2023, from  4 to 6 p.m. local time

Where: Douglas Visitor Center, 345 16th Street, Douglas, Arizona 95607

Who: General public

Members of the public may submit written comments via email to Comments must be received by  October 23, 2023, and include “Douglas LPOE Public Scoping Comment” in the subject line. 


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