El Centro Field Office

CA Border Patrol West Desert Roadway Environmental Assessment
Improvement and Construction, Operation, and Maintenance of Proposed All-Weather Road in the El Centro Station Area of Responsibility U.S. Customs and Border Protection, El Centro Sector


General Description of the Project

California Border Patrol (CBP) has requested and was granted by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) a right-of-way grant for the improvement, construction, operation, and maintenance of an all-weather road. CBP prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA), to address the potential effects, beneficial and adverse, resulting from the proposed improvement, construction, operation, and maintenance of approximately 1.6 miles of all-weather road near the U.S./Mexico border within USBP El Centro Station's Area of Responsibility (AOR). The proposed all-weather roads are located west of the All-American Canal adjacent to and within U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands, near the U.S./Mexico border in Imperial County, California.

This EA was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and analyzes the project alternatives and potential impacts on the human and natural environment from two action alternatives and a No Action Alternative.

BLM has signed a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Decision Record (DR) on December 10, 2013 as a cooperating agency. Any questions should be directed to Nicollee Gaddis, BLM Planning and Environmental Specialist, at ngaddis@blm.gov.


Border Patrol Environmental Assessment

BLM Finding of No Significant Impact and Decision Record