PUBLIC NOTICE UNDER SECTION 106 OF THE NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION ACT
FOR A PROGRAMMATIC AGREEMENT
THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, FORT WORTH DISTRICT,
THE CITY OF TEXARKANA, TEXAS,
THE TEXAS STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICER, AND
THE CADDO NATION OF OKLAHOMA
THE WRIGHT PATMAN ULTIMATE RULE CURVE PROJECT
TITLE: Programmatic Agreement Regarding the Wright Patman Ultimate Rule Curve Project
REQUESTER AND NON-FEDERAL SPONSOR: City of Texarkana
LOCATION: The project is located at Wright Patman Lake in Bowie and Cass Counties, Texas.
BACKGROUND: The Wright Patman Ultimate Rule Curve project is defined by Contract DACW29-68-A-0103 among the United States of America and the City of Texarkana, Texas for Municipal and Industrial Water Supply Storage Space in Texarkana Reservoir. The Contract was approved by the Secretary of the Army on 11 July 1968 and was executed on 16 April 1968 (hereinafter the “Contract”), for the permanent reallocation of flood control storage to municipal and industrial water supply use under the Water Supply Act of 1958, as amended (43 U.S.C. 390b). As a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) project occurring on federal lands, the Wright Patman Ultimate Rule Curve project is subject to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. The USACE seeks to develop a programmatic agreement to address NHPA compliance for the duration of the undertaking.
SOLICITATION OF COMMENTS: The USACE is soliciting comments from all parties having an interest in the undertaking’s potential effect(s) on historic properties. Comments identifying historic cultural resource concerns within the area of potential effect (APE) or comments supporting, opposing, or identifying concerns with the documentation provided will be considered by the USACE.
CLOSE OF COMMENT PERIOD: Written comments on documentation available at https://www.swf.usace.army.mil/Portals/47/docs/civilworks/WrightPatman/URC/WPPADraft4_PNv.pdf?ver=3TZ8lnn6hjZ9JfYPQP1xMg%3d%3d are requested beginning May 23, 2023 and should be submitted before or on the close of the comment period June 23, 2023. Comments should reference the project name and title. Comments and requests for additional information should be submitted to CESWF-PEE-E, ATTN: Ms. Amanda Pesce, P.O. Box 17300, Fort Worth, TX 76102-0300, or by email to email@example.com. Please note that names and addresses of those who submit comments in response to this public notice may be made publicly available.