GLMRIS indicated in a release that initiation of any action beyond the study is contingent upon a decision by the Secretary of the Army that a project is justified. USACE anticipates that the GLMRIS Report will identify additional requirements that must be completed after its release, including detailed design analyses, completion of the environmental compliance analysis and required internal and agency reviews. If the Secretary of the Army determines that a project is justified and consistent with USACE missions, the additional requirements will be completed as part of the effort leading into preconstruction engineering and design of an ANS control alternative.
GLMRIS Program Manager Jack Drolet said, "Though the expedited timeframe will be challenging, we will make the GLMRIS Report as comprehensive as possible." During the study, USACE will be actively engaged in numerous activities to deter the transfer of ANS. Drolet emphasized that, "Active prevention projects are ongoing and effective, such as operation of the electric barriers in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal and partnering with other members of the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee to aggressively monitor the canal to determine location and abundance of fish."
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