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STB Issues Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS for a Proposed New Rail Line in Eagle Pass, TX

03/29/2024 (Friday) [PDF Version]
No. 24-16

Michael Booth
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The Surface Transportation Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) today issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in connection with Green Eagle Railroad, LLC’s proposed construction and operation of an approximately 1.3-mile rail line in Maverick County, Texas.  The proposed rail line would be part of the proposed Puerto Verde Global Trade Bridge project, consisting of a new trade corridor for freight rail and commercial motor vehicles between Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, and Eagle Pass, Texas, United States.

Because the proposed rail line has the potential to result in significant environmental impacts, OEA has determined that the preparation of an EIS is appropriate pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act.  Issuance of the NOI begins the scoping period, the first step of the environmental review process.

OEA will be accepting comments on the scope of the EIS, including alternatives and issues to be analyzed in the EIS, until the close of the scoping comment period on April 29, 2024.  OEA will hold public scoping meetings (two in-person and one virtual) during the scoping comment period, as set forth in the NOI.

To view the NOI, click here.

For more information on the environmental review process or to submit a written comment, visit the Board-sponsored project website at www.greeneaglerreis.com or the Board’s website at www.stb.gov.