Port of Grays Harbor

US Army Corps of Engineers releases final supplemental EIS for Grays Harbor Navigation Improvement Project

July 2014 - A supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Grays Harbor Navigation Improvement Project (GHNIP) will be available for review and comment July 11th - August 11th, 2014.

Since 2007, the Corps has been investigating the feasibility of deepening the channel to its congressionally authorized depth of -38 feet and released its draft Reevaluation Report and draft Supplemental EIS in early 2014 for public comment.

“This is an exciting step in the process for us,” stated Port Executive Director Gary Nelson. “The increase in the number of vessel calls combined with the diversity of cargoes currently being shipped from the Port makes this a critical project for the future competitiveness of our existing tenants. We must continue to improve our facilities in order to remain relevant in the future maritime industry. We applaud the Corps for their hard work and diligence on completing the engineering, environmental and economic studies and are hopeful the review will result in a favorable record of decision for improvements to the Grays Harbor Navigation Improvement Project.”

More information is available on the Army Corps of Engineer's web site: Grays Harbor Navigation Improvement Project

The US Army Corps of Engineers will release its final supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for review and comment from July 11 – August 11, 2014. The Port has requested the channel be improved an additional 2 feet to its fully-authorized depth of -38 feet MLLW.