Two public forums?on dredging plans

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency are holding public meetings on plans to dredge the Cuyahoga River in the Flats area of Cleveland.

The Corps is holding a Web meeting from 1 to 2:30 p.m. March 4.

You can access the meeting by phone only or a combination of phone and computer.

A copy of the presentation will be available on the morning of March 4 at http://1.usa.gov/McBl2c.

For audio conference information, call 877-336-1831 or 404-443-6397.

The access code is 2287628. The security code, if prompted, is 4182.

For Web meeting information, go to www.webmeeting.att.com. The meeting numbers are 877-336-1831 or 404-443-6397. The access code is 2287628.

The Corps says the number of access points for the Web conference is limited and urges individuals to log in as part of a larger group when possible.

The Corps assessment of the Cleveland Harbor dredging report is available at www.lrb.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/PublicReviewDocuments.aspx. A 30-day public comment period began Monday.

The EPA meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. March 6 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Branch of Cleveland Public Library, 1962 Stokes Blvd., Cleveland.

Public comments must be submitted by March 13 to Ohio EPA, Division of Surface Water, Attention: Permits Processing Unity, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, OH 43216 or emailed to dswcomments@epa.ohio.gov.

The application and related information are available at wwwapp.epa.state.oh.us/dsw/401Applications/CHD2014.

Bob Downing