Navy Base Intermodal Container Transfer Facility at the Former Charleston Naval Complex (CNC) in North Charleston, South Carolina

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The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) for the Navy Base Intermodal Transfer Facility at the Former Charleston Naval Complex in North Charleston, South Carolina is available for review: Click here to access the Draft EIS.

Public Comments on the Draft EIS were accepted from April 29 through July 9, 2016 and the comment period is now closed. Thank you to all who provided over 200 comments. Individual response letters will not be provided to commenters; however, public input is being carefully considered in the preparation of the Final EIS. This document will include descriptions of public comments and indicate how they were addressed in the Final EIS.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District (Corps) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the potential impacts associated with the proposed construction and operation of the Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF), located on the former Charleston Naval Complex (CNC) in North Charleston, South Carolina. Palmetto Railways (a division of the South Carolina Department of Commerce) intends to construct and operate an ICTF on the CNC in North Charleston, SC, which would provide equal access to both Class I rail carriers serving Charleston, South Carolina-CSX Transportation (CSX) and Norfolk Southern Railway (NS). Under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the Corps is required to identify and analyze the potential environmental impacts of this project, and to make sure this information is made available to public officials and citizens before decisions are made and before actions are taken. The Corps will complete the review, analysis, and evaluation of the Proposed Project, as well as other reasonable and practicable alternatives, as a neutral party. Upon completion of the EIS, the Corps will decide whether to permit or not permit the Proposed Project as the least environmentally damaging practicable alternative.

The purpose of this website is to inform members of the public and other interested parties about the progress of the EIS for the Navy Base ICTF Project and to provide additional information about the NEPA process and opportunities for public participation. Through this site, you can sign up to receive updates on the progress of the EIS by joining the mailing list, view project documents as they become available, and submit comments during NEPA comment periods.

Contact Information

For further information and/or questions about the Proposed Project and the Environmental Impact Statement, please contact:

Shawn Boone
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District
69-A Hagood Avenue, Charleston, South Carolina 29403
(843) 329-8044 (phone)
(843) 329-2332 (fax)

For inquiries from the media, please contact the Corps, Charleston District Corporate Communications Officer (CCO), Ms. Glenn Jeffries by telephone: (843) 329–8123