Draft environmental impact statement: to construct a deepwater channel and multipurpose terminal near Brownsville
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The Brownsville Navigation District has applied for Department of Army permits for the construction of a deepwater port project which would involve deepening and widening the existing ship channel into the Port of Brownsville to accommodate design vessels of 110,000 DWT and 44,000 DWT in various portions of the ship channel. Proposed multipurpose docks at a deepwater turning basin would provide liquid and dry-bulk offloading capabilities. Onshore support facilities would include a crude oil tank farm, dry bulk terminal, support facilities, and two transportation corridors. This Draft Environmental Impact Statement assesses practical alternative actions. An alternatives evaluation leads to the selection of a preferred project alternative. Discussions of reducing detrimental impacts, including mitigative measures are also presented in the analysis.