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GIDDENS, GREGOR( Accepted: Updated: Meeting to discuss location of Texas Fence

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EL Centro Public Meeting Planning Thursday, January 03, 2008 4:00:00 PM Thursday, January 03, 2008 5:30:00 PM

I propose a conf call to plan the public meeting for 9 Jan in el centro. Based on our hotwash from RGV, I think we have the basic plan down. I assume E2M has or will prepare the posters and hand outs, etc. Please let me know if this date or time does not work.

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---We will also need to discuss roles/responsibilities for sector staff and get your ideas/comments/questions and also arrangements and security planning with your sector staff. (b) (6) from RGV is available to advise you and your folks on planning based on experience from RGV. y----please add whomever needs to be added to this.

---who else from the Corps needs to be added??

-----This will be new for El Centro sector folks so we need to explain the plan and process to them. Please send the floor plan and example posters, etc to at the EL Centro sector if you have them. Have we already made contact with (b) (6) cooperating agencies to participate as needed?? Attached is the public involvement plan from RGV---will we produce one for el Centro?? <<RGV Public Involvement Plan - 20071210 (2).doc>>

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3:30 PM EST 4 Jan Proposed agenda for the call: Suggested outline for the meeting. (Please add/change as needed) a) venue for the meeting; hotel; travel arrangements; timeline b) media planning and relations; interviews c) floor plan and flow; welcome remarks each hour; receiving comments; stenographers; booth information materials (posters, etc) d) information materials (number of handouts; translators) e) security f) attendees by CBP/SBI and support organizations G) cooperating agencies participation--who will make contact? h) Sector questions/issues i) 9 jan agenda--set up times; prep sessions

Introduction Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to identify and assess the potential impacts associated with the proposed construction, operation, and maintenance of tactical infrastructure to include primary pedestrian fence, access roads, patrol roads, and lights along approximately 45 miles of the U.S./Mexico international border within the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) El Centro Sector, California (the Proposed Action). The Draft EA is available for public review and your comments are requested. Final decisions on fence locations have not been made. The Draft EA is one step in the decision-making process, and gives the public further opportunity to provide input to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and CBP. While fencing may not necessarily be constructed in all locations identified in the Draft EA, for the purposes of completing the NEPA process, CBP is required to evaluate lands that have the potential to meet the purpose and need of the proposed action. DHS and CBP are committed to making every effort to comply with Federal environmental laws and be good stewards of the environment. Download the Draft EA The Draft EA can be downloaded in its entirety by clicking on the following link: HYPERLINK "http://www.borderfencenepa.com/wp-content/uploads/el-centro-dea_122407_small.pdf"Entire Draft EA (9 MB) or as individual sections by clicking on the following links: HYPERLINK "http://www.borderfencenepa.com/wp-content/uploads/exec-summary.pdf"Executive Summary (1 MB)

HYPERLINK "http://www.borderfencenepa.com/wp-content/uploads/toc.pdf"Table of Comments (1 MB) HYPERLINK "http://www.borderfencenepa.com/wp-content/uploads/sections-1-and-2.pdf"Section 1 and 2, Introduction and Proposed Action and Alternatives (2 MB) HYPERLINK "http://www.borderfencenepa.com/wp-content/uploads/section-3.pdf"Section 3, Affected Environment and Environmental Consequences (1 MB) HYPERLINK "http://www.borderfencenepa.com/wp-content/uploads/section-4.pdf"Section 4, Cumulative and Other Impacts (1 MB) HYPERLINK "http://www.borderfencenepa.com/wp-content/uploads/section-5.pdf"Section 5, Mitigation Plan and CEQA Findings (1 MB) HYPERLINK "http://www.borderfencenepa.com/wp-content/uploads/sections-6-and-7.pdf"Section 6, and 7, References and List of Preparers (1 MB) HYPERLINK "http://www.borderfencenepa.com/wp-content/uploads/appendix-a.pdf"Appendix A. Standard Design for Tactical Infrastructure (1 MB) HYPERLINK "http://www.borderfencenepa.com/wp-content/uploads/appendix-b.pdf"Appendix B. Applicable Laws and Executive Orders (1 MB) HYPERLINK "http://www.borderfencenepa.com/wp-content/uploads/appendix-c.pdf"Appendix C. Public Involvement and Agency Coordination (3 MB) HYPERLINK "http://www.borderfencenepa.com/wp-content/uploads/appendix-d.pdf"Appendix D. Biological Survey Report (7 MB) HYPERLINK "http://www.borderfencenepa.com/wp-content/uploads/appendix-e.pdf"Appendix E. Cultural Resources Survey (36 MB) HYPERLINK "http://www.borderfencenepa.com/wp-content/uploads/appendix-f.pdf"Appendix F. Air Quality Information (1 MB) To request a hard copy of the Draft EA, you may call toll-free (877) 752-0420. Alternatively, written requests for information may be submitted to: Charles McGregor, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Construction Support Office, 819 Taylor St., Room 3B10, Fort Worth, TX 76102; and Fax: (757) 299-5585. Libraries Where the Draft EA Can Be Reviewed Copies of the Draft EA have been sent to the following libraries: Camarena Memorial Library - 850 Encinas Ave., Calexico, CA 92231, 760-768-2170 El Centro Public Library - 539 State Street, El Centro, CA 92243, 760-337-4565 Imperial County Free Library System - 331 S Clark Road, Bldg. 24, El Centro, CA 92243, 760-339-6460 The Community Center Branch Library - 375 South 1st Street, El Centro, CA, 92243, 760-336-8977 Public Participation Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality’s regulations, USBP invites public participation in the NEPA process. The public may participate by attending public open houses and submitting comments on the Draft EA. The public open house and opportunities to submit comments are described below. CBP will consider all comments submitted during the public comment period, and subsequently will prepare the Final EA. CBP will announce the availability of the Final EA and once again give interested parties an opportunity to review the document. Public Open Houses A public open house will be held on January 9, 2008, at the Imperial Valley Expo, 200 East Second Street, in Imperial, California. The public open house will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. USBP agents and Draft EA preparers will be available during the public open house. Anyone wishing to submit comments may do so orally and/or in writing at the public open house. Comments received at the public open house will be recorded and transcribed into the public record for the meeting. Commentors must include their name and address. Spanish language translation will be provided. Those who plan to attend the public open house and will need special assistance such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodation should notify the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Construction Support Office, Attn: Charles McGregor, 819 Taylor Street, Room 3B10, Fort Worth, TX 76102; and fax: (757) 299-5585, at least 3 business days in advance of the public open house. Please include contact information, as well as information about specific needs. Request for Comments In addition to attending a public open house, comments can be submitted through the website, email, mail, or by fax. When submitting comments, please include name and address, and identify comments as intended for the El Centro Sector Draft EA. Please use only one of the following methods: (a) Attendance and submission of comments at the Pubic Open House to be held on January 9 2008 at the Imperial Valley Expo, 200 East Second Street, in Imperial, California. (b) Electronically through the web site at: www.BorderFenceNEPA.com (c) By email to: ECcomments@BorderFenceNEPA.com (d) By mail to: El Centro Sector Tactical Infrastructure EA, c/o e²M, 2751 Prosperity Avenue, Suite 200, Fairfax, Virginia 22031 (e) By fax to: (757) 299-5585 The Draft EA will be available for public review and comment for 30 days. Comments are accepted continually throughout the development of the document. In order to be considered for inclusion in the Final EA, public comments should be submitted by January 24, 2008. Comments submitted after the close of the Draft EA comment period will be taken into consideration during the Final EA public comment period

Revised Draft Public Involvement Plan

Public Involvement Open House 1. Meeting Locations
e²M will org anize and facilitate three public involve ment open houses in the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) Rio Grande Valley Sector. The meetings are scheduled for: 1. December 11, 2007 at McAllen, Texas McAllen Convention Center 700 Convention Center Blvd. McAllen, TX 78501 956-681-3800 The McAllen Chamber of Commerce will stage a No Border Wall Rally at the same time and venue. Chamber President and CEO Steve Ahlenius said he hopes thousands of Valley residents opposed to the border wall will show up for the rally, including groups such as the No Border Wall group, La Unión del Pueblo Entero, and Valley Interfaith, and then go next door and testify against the plan. 2. December 12, 2007 at Brownsville, Texas Brownsville Convention Center 1 Events Center Blvd. Brownsville, TX 78521 956-554-0700 We have the entire Brownsville facility. 3. December 13, 2007 at Rio Grande City, Texas VFW POST 8256, 5123 Veterans Drive Rio Grande City, TX 78582 (956) 487-2752 e²M has provided strategies to address potential antagonistic and adversarial behavior from meeting attendees to include meeting room format and meeting process recommendations. During a site visit on Tuesday, December 4, 2007, there was great support from the BP sector and station and great support from both the McAllen and Brownsville Police Departments. The Chief of Police personally met with e2M to plan security. The Chief of Police for McAllen also met with Chief of Police. Both seem comfortable with plans and ability to manage the crowds. e²M will provide a meeting summary report within 2 weeks of the public meetings.

2. Open House Schedule and Staffing
Each of the open houses will be held from 4:30 p.m.to 8:00 p.m. If the open houses are staffed during evening hours, more people will have more opportunity to attend, given their driving distances and work schedules.

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During each open house, staffing will be provided by CBP staff, including uniformed USBP agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) staff from the Ft. Worth and Galveston offices, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff, and representatives from the International Boundary and Water Commission. USBP agents and USACE representatives will staff three display areas representing the six RGV stations. e²M personnel will staff a display related to NEPA and the EIS process, handle registration of the attendees, and provide support to all agency personnel. Spanish language interpreters will be available in the display area and in the area where comments are being recorded. Sign language interpreters and other forms of assistance will be provided if requests are received prior to the open house. Security will be provided by local, uniformed, law enforcement officers. Several stenographers will record oral comments.

3. Process and Room Layout
The open house room should be set up with an open, welcoming feel. The open house format has the benefit of allowing individuals to learn at their own pace, to focus on the project aspects and environmental issues of concern to them, to receive individual attention from project staff, and for project staff to fully understand the individual’s issues and values. This arrangement encourages active participation by everyone and avoids the imbalance that can arise in a question-and-answer session when one or two vocal participants dominate or steer the discussion. Stations at the open house would consist of a registration area, exhibit displays on the NEPA process, on USBP needs for tactical infrastructure upgrades, an area to provide information and facilitate interviews by media representatives, and a comment submittal area. The registration area will provide individuals with the opportunity to register for the open house, sign up to be on the project mailing list, and sign up to receive copies of the Final EIS when it is distributed. e²M staff will distribute copies of open house materials to attendees as they enter the room. The meeting participants will also be requested to sign a registration card. e²M will consolidate, analyze, and present the comments received in a meeting summary report to CBP. Diagrams of the meeting layout for Brownsville and McAllen are attached.

4. Display Content and Layout
Displays will be placed in a sequenced order to provide a logical presentation of information. Displays include an overview of the project, the need for the project, specific components of the project, background of the NEPA process, and the status of the Project’s process. Display material will be available on 8.5 by 11 inch handouts for participants’ reference, (these will also be available in Spanish translations). Displays will include an overall project area map with individual sections marked, and larger scale maps of the sections. Two sets of map displays will be provided to facilitate discussion of the environmental aspects of the Project and the importance of the upgrades to the USBP mission. This will enable participants to peruse displays at their own pace and interact with USBP staff in an informal setting. The fact sheets and displays will focus on the following topics:  Project Summary

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Proposed Action and Alternatives Summary of Potential Impacts The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Steps in the EIS Process Example Photographs of Typical Pedestrian Fence Designs How to Make Comments.

5. Attendee List
Representing CBP:  (b) (6) (Deputy Program Manager, SBI Tactical Infrastructure) (b) (6)  (Environmental Staff , SBI Tactical Infrastructure - LMI)  (b) (6) (Acting Communications Director, SBI)  David Pagan (State & Local Liaison, CBP Office of the Commissioner)  (b) (6) (CBP Office of Public Affairs)  (b) (6) (Office of Asset Management) Representing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers:  (b) (6) (Fort Worth) - Dec. 11 only  (b) (6) (Fort Worth) - Dec. 11 only (b) (6)  (Fort Worth)  (b) (6) (Fort Worth)  (b) (6) (Fort Worth) (b) (6)  (Galveston)  (b) (6) (Galveston)  (b) (6) (Little Rock - part of R. Villagomez's support team) (b) (6)  (Little Rock - part of R. Villagomez's support team)  (b) (6) (M Baker Corp Environmental Program Manager) Representing U.S. Fish and Wildlife:  (b) (6) - Dec. 11 & 12 only  (b) (6)  (b) (6) Representing International Boundary and Water Commission:  (b) (6) will attend on the 11th (b) (6)  will attend on the 12th Representing e²M:  (b) (6)  (b) (6)  (b) (6) (Natural Resources)  (b) (6) (Cultural Resources)  (b) (6)  (b) (6) (Senior Vice President)      
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6. Attachments
Brownsville Events Center Floor Plan McAllen Convention Center Floor Plan

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Updated: Planning and Coordination IPT Wednesday, January 09, 2008 1:00:00 PM Wednesday, January 09, 2008 2:00:00 PM Old Customs Bldg Room B220

Meeting Place has changed for Wednesday, January 9th to the Old Customs Building - Room B 220. OBP Conference Room 2 will be occupied by Chief Aguilar The purpose of this recurring meeting will be to interface and coordinate project planning issues (e.g., land acquisition, risk assessment, environmental, site selection, construction, operations) primarily for: Outreach- Public Affairs PF 225 fence project Rio Grand Valley SBInet project Northern Border Demonstration Project Other Issues TIME 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PORTS: 20

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Updated: SBInet Planning & Coordination IPT Thursday, January 24, 2008 11:00:00 AM Thursday, January 24, 2008 12:00:00 PM OBP Conference Room 2 (6.2C)

Due to other scheduling conflicts the Planning & Coordination IPT has been moved to maximize attendance. The purpose of this recurring meeting will be to interface and coordinate project planning issues (e.g., land acquisition, risk assessment, environmental, site selection, construction, operations) primarily for: · Outreach- Public Affairs · PF 225 fence project · Rio Grand Valley SBInet project · Northern Border Demonstration Project · Other Issues TIME 11:00 AM – 12:00PM EST PORTS: 20

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Canceled: Planning and Coordination IPT Wednesday, October 10, 2007 1:00:00 PM Wednesday, October 10, 2007 2:00:00 PM Border Patrol Conference 6.2C High

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The purpose of this recurring meeting will be to interface and coordinate project planning issues (e.g., land acquisition, risk assessment, environmental, site selection, construction, operations) primarily for: Outreach- Public Affairs PF 225 fence project Rio Grand Valley SBInet project Northern Border Demonstration Project Other Issues TIME 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PORTS: 20

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Updated: SBInet Planning & Coordination IPT Thursday, January 17, 2008 11:00:00 AM Thursday, January 17, 2008 12:00:00 PM OBP Conference Room 2 (6.2C)

Due to other scheduling conflicts the Planning & Coordination IPT has been moved to maximize attendance. The purpose of this recurring meeting will be to interface and coordinate project planning issues (e.g., land acquisition, risk assessment, environmental, site selection, construction, operations) primarily for: · Outreach- Public Affairs · PF 225 fence project · Rio Grand Valley SBInet project · Northern Border Demonstration Project · Other Issues TIME 11:00 AM – 12:00PM EST

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SBInet Planning & Coordination IPT Wednesday, January 16, 2008 10:30:00 AM Wednesday, January 16, 2008 12:00:00 PM RRB 7.5 C

Due to other scheduling conflicts the Planning & Coordination IPT has been moved to maximize attendance. The purpose of this recurring meeting will be to interface and coordinate project planning issues (e.g., land acquisition, risk assessment, environmental, site selection, construction, operations) primarily for: · Outreach- Public Affairs · PF 225 fence project · Rio Grand Valley SBInet project · Northern Border Demonstration Project · Other Issues Wednesdays TIME 10:30 AM – 12:00PM EST

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Updated: SBInet Planning & Coordination IPT Wednesday, January 16, 2008 10:30:00 AM Wednesday, January 16, 2008 12:00:00 PM RRB 7.5 C

Due to other scheduling conflicts the Planning & Coordination IPT has been moved to maximize attendance. The purpose of this recurring meeting will be to interface and coordinate project planning issues (e.g., land acquisition, risk assessment, environmental, site selection, construction, operations) primarily for: · Outreach- Public Affairs · PF 225 fence project · Rio Grand Valley SBInet project · Northern Border Demonstration Project · Other Issues Wednesdays TIME 10:30 AM – 12:00PM EST

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Ajo Fence Area Friday, July 27, 2007 4:45:34 PM

(b) (6) That 4.2 miles in Ajo has a few issues. That is the area where TCA promised FWS that we wouldn’t remove their bollards but rather only add to it and 1 mile of that 4.2 is Sonoyta Hill. Do you still get credit for this “venture” if you add your wire mesh? If so it should be a “GO” but that Sonoyta Hill will seem something because apparently it is very steep and not easily traversed. Please advise. (b) (6) (b) (6) Assistant Chief OPA Division Office of Border Patrol 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Suite 6.5E Washington, D.C. 20229 (b) (6)

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UT-Brownsville Friday, December 07, 2007 5:50:37 PM

Back to that article – do you remember if there are there proposed fence projects that border the property? Want to make sure I send out the right info.

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Self, Jeffrey ( Condemnation for Eagle Pass Tuesday, January 08, 2008 6:05:18 AM

Jeff, (b) (6) called and told me that their U.S. Attorney asked the Del Rio Sector to serve the condemnation paperwork to the City of Eagle Pass. I told him that Chief absolutely did not want tha BP face on the condemnation side of the PF225 project. I asked him to tell the U.S. Attorney's Office to deliver in normal legal correspondence methods. Just a heads up. (b) (6)

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Congressional Appropriations Response to #13 -- draft response format Monday, January 07, 2008 6:54:24 PM High

All, Here’s the draft template for response to #13 of the appropriations requirements, based on our meeting today. Please let us know if you think it needs further tweaks. This only includes primary fence right now, should have a firmed up laydown for vehicle fence tomorrow. Of the primary fence segments, only 1 is greater than 15 miles in length – will need advice on how to break that down, possibly by terrain or other location attributes. To recap for those who weren’t there, Congress is requiring us to fulfill certain requirements before they will release our FY 08 funding to us. Requirement # 13 applies to TI and states: “An analysis by the Secretary, for each segment, defined as no more than 14 miles, of fencing or tactical infrastructure, of the selected approach compared to other, alternative means of achieving operation control; such analysis should include cost, level of operational control, possible unintended effects on communities, and other factors critical to the decision-making process;” (b) (6) – do you by chance have an electronic copy of the appropriations requirements?) In the meeting, we came to the conclusion that it made the most sense to respond by following the framework of the “4 factors” of the fence decision-making process, consistent with the external messaging developed by (b) (6) team and being used in our public meetings: – we will need input from OBP on operational requirements analysis for • (b) (6) each segment; I will call you tomorrow to explain if you’re in the office. • (b) & his team are going to handle the stakeholder input factor & the introduction for the (6) response. & his team are going to look at the environmental factors/assessments. • (b) (6) this could • (b) is going to provide a couple paragraphs on engineering criteria (b) (6) (6) possible be used or boiled down for the intro), and then we’ll need to decide how best to respond on a segment-by-segment basis for that factor. I believe (b) (6) is going to be sending out an official tasker. We agreed today to have all parts done by next Wed so we can review as a team & firm up. Thanks,

(b) (6) Business Manager, Operations SBI - Tactical Infrastructure Program (PF225, VF300) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (b) (6)

Map Project ID Segment Factor A-1 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering A-2 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering A-2 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering A-2 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering A-2 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering A-2 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering A-2 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering A-2 Border Patrol Assessment

Primary Fence Segment Analysis
State CA Sector SDC Station BRF

Location

Horizontal Length (mi) 3.58

Pack Truck Trail

Segment Factor

CA

SDC

ECJ

Ceti's Hill

0.57

Segment Factor

CA

SDC

ECJ

W. Horseshoe Canyon

0.89

Segment Factor

CA

SDC

ECJ

East Bell Valley

0.12

Segment Factor

CA

SDC

ECJ

Ag Loop

1.02

Segment Factor

CA

SDC

CAO

Soutwest Rim of Smith Canyon

0.17

Segment Factor

CA

SDC

CAO

Rattlesnake Ridge to Larry Pierce Road

1.06

Segment r

CA

SDC

CAO

West edge of Boundary Peak

0.09

Map Project ID Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering A-2 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering A-2 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering A-2 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering A-2 CA Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering B-2 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering B-4 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering B-5A Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering B-5B Facto

Primary Fence Segment Analysis
State Sector Station

Location

Horizontal Length (mi)

Segment Factor

CA

SDC

BLV

Willows Access #1

1.63

Segment Factor

CA

SDC

BLV

Willows Access #2

2.01

Segment Factor

CA

SDC

BLV

Airport Mesa

0.05

Segment Factor

SDC

BLV

O'Neil Valley

1.47

Segment Factor

CA

ELC

ELS

Mon 224 to ELS West Checks

2.36

Segment Factor

CA

ELC

CAX

CAX East Checks

8.59

Segment Factor

CA

ELC

CAX

19.16

Segment

CA

ELC

CAX

2.85

Map Project ID Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering C-1 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering C-2B Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering D-2 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering D-2 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering D-5A Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering D-5B Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering D-6 Factor

Primary Fence Segment Analysis
State Sector Station

Location

Horizontal Length (mi)

Segment

CA

YUM

CAX/YUS

Andrade POE: Imperial sand dunes to CA-AZ line

10.28

Factor

Segment Factor

AZ

YUM

YUS

From end of PF70 project to County 18

3.70

Segment Factor

AZ

TCA

AJO

AJO 2mi east of POE

3.10

Segment Factor

AZ

TCA

AJO

AJO 2mi west of POE

2.10

Segment Factor

AZ

TCA

NGL

1mi W to 3mi W of Mariposa POE

2.00

Segment Factor

AZ

TCA

NGL

NGL 1mi E to 6mi E of POE

5.16

Segment

AZ

TCA

NGL

E Deconcini POE

2.23

Map Project ID Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering E-2A Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering E-2B Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering E-3 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering F-1 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering H-2A Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering I-1A Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Factor

Primary Fence Segment Analysis
State Sector Station

Location

Horizontal Length (mi)

Segment Factor

AZ

TCA

NCO

NCO 17.75mi W to San Pedro River

6.44

Segment Factor

AZ

TCA

NCO

Monument 97 to 4.75mi W of POE

6.94

Segment Factor

AZ

TCA

NCO

NCO 3.4mi E to 12.4mi E of POE

5.07

Segment Factor

AZ

TCA

NCO

From existing fence to Kings Ranch

0.97

Segment

NM

EPT

DNM

17 miles West of COL POE beginning 3 miles West of COL POE

14.11

Factor

Segment Factor

NM

EPT

DNM

DNM 1.5mi E to 3mi E of POE

2.56

Map Project ID F Engineering

Primary Fence Segment Analysis
State Sector Station NM EPT DNM/STN

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Horizontal Length (mi)

Segment Factor

I-1B

Segment Factor

Segment Factor

Segment

Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering J-1 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering J-1 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering J2 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering J-3 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering K-1 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering K-1

3mi E of POE to Luna County Line

9.89

NM

EPT

STN

STN 1mi W of POE

1.15

NM

EPT

STN

STN 1mi E of POE

1.15

NM

EPT

STN

West side of blackie’s gate to west side of the cattlepens

3.49

Factor

Segment Factor

NM

EPT

STN

STN Blackie's Gate to W end Sunland

1.08

Segment

TX

EPT

EPS

EPS Pumphouse to end of fence at Roadside Park

1.07

Factor

Segment

TX

EPT

EPS

EPS End of fence at Roadside Park to Headgates

0.65

Map Project ID Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering K-1 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering K-2A Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering K-2B&C Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering K-3 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering K-4 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering K-5 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering Factor

Primary Fence Segment Analysis
State Sector Station

Location

Horizontal Length (mi)

Segment Factor

TX

EPT

EPS

EPS Headgates to West RR bridge

1.26

Segment Factor

TX

EPT

YST

1mi E of US 54 to Socorro Headgates

9.60

Segment Factor

TX

EPT

YST

Socorro Headgates to 1 mi W of FAB POE

19.42

Segment Factor

TX

EPT

FBN

FAB 1mi W to 3mi E of POE

9.03

Segment Factor

TX

EPT

FBN

3 mi E of Fabens to 1.5mi W of Fort Hancock

13.48

Segment Factor

TX

EPT

FHT

FHT 1.5mi W to 1.5mi E of POE

5.21

Map Project ID Segment Factor L-1 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering L-1A Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering L-1B Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering M-1 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering M-2A Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering M-2B Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering O-1 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental

Primary Fence Segment Analysis
State TX Sector MAR Station SBT

Location

Horizontal Length (mi) 4.63

Neely's Crossing

Segment Factor

TX

MAR

PRS

Presidio POE to 3.2mi E of POE

3.28

Segment Factor

TX

MAR

PRS

Presidio POE to 3.2mi W of POE

2.87

Segment

TX

DRT

DRS

DRS San Felipe & Rio Grande to Cienegas Creek & Rio Grande

2.36

Factor

Segment Factor

TX

DRT

EGT

EGT 2.3mi upstream to 1mi No of POE

0.75

Segment Factor

TX

DRT

EGT

EGT POE to North of POE

1.06

Segment Factor

TX

RGV

RGC

Near Roma POE

3.76

Map Project ID F Engineering

Primary Fence Segment Analysis
State Sector Station TX RGV RGC

Location

Horizontal Length (mi)

Segment Factor

Segment Factor

Segment Factor

Segment Factor

Segment Factor

Segment Factor

Segment Factor

Segment Factor

O-2 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering O-3 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering O-4 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering O-5 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering O-6 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering O-7 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering O-8 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering O-9 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental

Near RGC POE

8.75

TX

RGV

MCS

Los Ebanos POE

1.85

TX

RGV

MCS

From Penitas to Abram

4.35

TX

RGV

MCS

Future Anzalduas POE

1.73

TX

RGV

MCS

Hidalgo POE

3.86

TX

RGV

MER

Proposed Donna POE

0.90

TX

RGV

MER

Retamal Dam

3.24

TX

RGV

MER

Progresso POE

3.86

Map Project ID F Engineering

Primary Fence Segment Analysis
State Sector Station TX RGV MER

Location

Horizontal Length (mi)

Segment Factor

Segment Factor

Segment Factor

Segment Factor

Segment Factor

Segment Factor

Segment Factor

Segment ctor

O-10 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering O-11 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering O-12 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering O-13 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering O-14 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering O-15 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering O-16 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering O-17 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input

Progresso POE

2.33

TX

RGV

HRL

Joe's Bar-Nemo Road

2.33

TX

RGV

HRL

Weaver's Mountain

0.96

TX

RGV

HRL

W Los Indios POE

1.59

TX

RGV

HRL

E Los Indios POE

3.59

TX

RGV

HRL

Triangle - La Paloma

1.93

TX

RGV

HRL

Ho Chi Minh - Estero

2.45

TX

RGV

BRP

Proposed Carmen Road Feight Train Bridge

1.63

Map Project ID Fac Environmental Engineering O-18 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering O-19 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering O-20 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering O-21 Border Patrol Assessment Stakeholder Input Environmental Engineering

Primary Fence Segment Analysis
State Sector Station

Location

Horizontal Length (mi)

Segment Factor

TX

RGV

BRP

Proposed Flor De Mayo POE to Garden Park

3.58

Segment Factor

TX

RGV

BRP

B&M POE to Los Tomates

3.37

Segment Factor

TX

RGV

BRP

Tomates Y

0.91

Segment Factor

TX

RGV

FTB

International POE to Sea Shell Inn

12.98

From: To: Subject:

(b) (6) (b) (6)

Accepted: FW: Meeting to discuss location of Texas Fence

From: To: Subject: Date:

(b) (6) (b) (6)
Draft EA Handouts Thursday, January 03, 2008 5:46:56 PM

PAGAN, DAVID G. (b)

(6)

Good afternoon. Attached for your review are the draft handouts for the next round of PF225 Draft EAs. These will be issued on Monday and Tuesday of next week. We have used previously approved versions as a template, and only changed the details.

(b) (6)

I’m hoping you can provide which counties these include.

Looking for your input as soon as possible. Thanks.

(b) (6) Secure Border Initiative U.S. Customs and Border Protection (b) (6)
For more information about the Secure Border Initiative, visit www.cbp.gov/sbi or contact us at SBI info@dhs.gov.

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MARFA ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
On January 8, 2008, the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Environmental Protection Agency will publish a Notice of Availability (NOA) and Public Open House Announcement in the local newspapers inviting public comment on a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for possible fence construction proposed for the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) Marfa Sector in Texas. The purpose of the proposed action is to aid CBP in controlling and deterring illegal cross-border incursions into the United States. The proposed action is part of a broader strategy to secure our nation’s borders through the development and deployment of the most effective mix of tactical infrastructure (including pedestrian fence, vehicle fence and access roads), personnel and technology. As required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the completed EA provides an opportunity to identify, assess and make available to the public potential activities and effects associated with the proposed construction, maintenance, and operation of tactical infrastructure (including pedestrian fence, access roads, and patrol roads) along approximately 11 miles of the U.S.-Mexico international border within the Marfa Sector. At this time, no final decisions on projected fencing locations have been made. The Marfa Sector includes the area along the international border between the United States and Mexico in XXX counties of Texas. Fence construction proposals under consideration at this time include the construction of tactical infrastructure in three site locations, ranging from approximately 3.1 miles to approximately 4.6 miles in length. The EA is only one part of the decision-making process and gives the public further opportunity to provide input to CBP on the proposed project. In fact, fencing may not necessarily be constructed in all locations identified in this Draft EA. However, CBP is required to evaluate all lands that have the potential to meet the purpose and need of the proposed action. Although the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security may, in the interest of national security, waive certain environmental laws, DHS and CBP are committed to making every effort to comply with federal environmental laws and be good stewards of the environment. Public notices will be published in the Big Bend Advocate, Hudspeth Herald, Alpine Avalanche and the Van Horn Sentinel. OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: CBP continues to invite public participation and comment as part of this ongoing process to determine proposed action within the El Centro Sector. A public open house will be held on January 23, 2008, at the Hotel Paisano, 207 North Highland Avenue, Marfa, Texas 79843. The public open house will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

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The public comment period for the Draft EA officially begins on January 7, 2008 when the NOA is published in the local newspapers. The public is invited to use one of the following methods to comment on the Draft EA by February 6, 2008: (a) Attendance and submission of comments at the Public Open House meeting to be held January 23, 2008, at the Hotel Paisano, 207 North Highland Avenue, Marfa, Texas 79843. (b) Electronically through the Web site at www.BorderFenceNEPA.com. (c) By email to MScomments@BorderFenceNEPA.com. (d) By mail to: Marfa Sector Tactical Infrastructure EA, c/o e²M, 2751 Prosperity Avenue, Suite 200, Fairfax, Virginia 22031. (e) By fax to (757) 299-8444. Public questions should be forwarded to Mr. Charles McGregor, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, Engineering and Construction Support Office, 819 Taylor St., Room 3B10, Fort Worth, Texas 76102; and fax (757) 299-8444. COPIES OF THE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT: Copies of the Draft EA have been mailed to local public libraries and members of the public who have previously requested copies. Copies of the Draft EA are available to the public through the following: (a) Via the Internet at www.BorderFenceNEPA.com and https://ecso.swf.usace.army.mil/Pages/Publicreview.cfm (b) By emailing information@BorderFenceNEPA.com (c) By toll-free phone request (877) 752-0420 (d) By writing to Mr. Charles McGregor, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Construction Support Office, 819 Taylor St., Room 3B10, Fort Worth, Texas 76102; fax: (757) 299-8444 (e) By reading the Draft EA in the following local libraries: - Marfa Public Library - 115 East Oak Street, Marfa, Texas 79843, (432) 729-4631 - Alpine Public Library - 203 North 7th Street, Alpine, Texas 79830, (432) 837-2621 - City of Presidio Library - 1203 East O'Rielly Street, Presidio, Texas 79845, (432) 2293317 - Van Horn City and County Library - 410 Crockett Street Van Horn, TX 79855, (432) 283-2855

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DEL RIO ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
On January 7, 2008, the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Environmental Protection Agency will publish a Notice of Availability (NOA) and Public Open House Announcement in the local newspapers inviting public comment on a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for possible fence construction proposed for the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) Del Rio Sector in Texas. The purpose of the proposed action is to aid CBP in controlling and deterring illegal cross-border incursions into the United States. The proposed action is part of a broader strategy to secure our nation’s borders through the development and deployment of the most effective mix of tactical infrastructure (including pedestrian fence, vehicle fence and access roads), personnel and technology. As required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the completed EA provides an opportunity to identify, assess and make available to the public potential activities and effects associated with the proposed construction, maintenance, and operation of tactical infrastructure (including pedestrian fence, access roads, and patrol roads) along approximately 4 miles of the U.S.-Mexico international border within the Del Rio Sector. At this time, no final decisions on projected fencing locations have been made. The Del Rio Sector includes the area along the international border between the United States and Mexico in the XXX counties of Texas. Fence construction proposals under consideration at this time include the construction of tactical infrastructure in 2 site locations, approximately 1 mile and 3 miles in length. The EA is only one part of the decision-making process and gives the public further opportunity to provide input to CBP on the proposed project. In fact, fencing may not necessarily be constructed in all locations identified in this Draft EA. However, CBP is required to evaluate all lands that have the potential to meet the purpose and need of the proposed action. Although the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security may, in the interest of national security, waive certain environmental laws, DHS and CBP are committed to making every effort to comply with federal environmental laws and be good stewards of the environment. Public notices will also be published in the Del Rio News-Herald, Eagle Pass News Guide, and the News Gram. OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: CBP continues to invite public participation and comment as part of this ongoing process to determine proposed action within the El Centro Sector. A public open house will be held on January 24, 2008, at the City of Del Rio Civic Center, 1915 Veterans Boulevard, Del Rio, Texas 78840. The public open house will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

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The public comment period for the Draft EA officially begins on January 7, 2008 when the NOA is published in the local newspapers. The public is invited to use one of the following methods to comment on the Draft EA by February 5, 2008: (a) Attendance and submission of comments at the Public Open House meeting to be held January 24, 2008, at the City of Del Rio Civic Center, 1915 Veterans Boulevard, Del Rio, Texas 78840. (b) Electronically through the Web site at www.BorderFenceNEPA.com. (c) By email to DRcomments@BorderFenceNEPA.com. (d) By mail to: Del Rio Sector Tactical Infrastructure EA, c/o e²M, 2751 Prosperity Avenue, Suite 200, Fairfax, Virginia 22031. (e) By fax to (757) 299-4101. Public questions should be forwarded to Mr. Charles McGregor, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, Engineering and Construction Support Office, 819 Taylor St., Room 3B10, Fort Worth, Texas 76102; and fax (757) 299-4101. COPIES OF THE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT: Copies of the Draft EA have been mailed to local public libraries and members of the public who have previously requested copies. Copies of the Draft EA are available to the public through the following: (a) Via the Internet at www.BorderFenceNEPA.com and https://ecso.swf.usace.army.mil/Pages/Publicreview.cfm (b) By emailing information@BorderFenceNEPA.com (c) By toll-free phone request (877) 752-0420 (d) By writing to Mr. Charles McGregor, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Construction Support Office, 819 Taylor St., Room 3B10, Fort Worth, Texas 76102; fax: (757) 299-4101 (e) By reading the Draft EA in the following local libraries: - Eagle Pass Public Library - 589 East Main Street Eagle Pass, Texas 78852, (830) 7732516 - Val Verde County Library - 300 Spring Street, Del Rio, Texas 78840, (830) 774-7595

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SAN DIEGO ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
On January 7, 2008, the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Environmental Protection Agency will publish a Notice of Availability (NOA) and Public Open House Announcement in the local newspaper inviting public comment on a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for possible fence construction proposed for the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) San Diego Sector in California. The purpose of the proposed action is to aid CBP in controlling and deterring illegal cross-border incursions into the United States. The proposed action is part of a broader strategy to secure our nation’s borders through the development and deployment of the most effective mix of tactical infrastructure (including pedestrian fence, vehicle fence and access roads), personnel and technology. As required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the completed EA provides an opportunity to identify, assess and make available to the public potential activities and effects associated with the proposed construction, maintenance, and operation of tactical infrastructure (including pedestrian fence, access roads, and patrol roads) along approximately 30 miles of the U.S.-Mexico international border within the San Diego Sector. At this time, no final decisions on projected fencing locations have been made. The San Diego Sector includes the area along the international border between the United States and Mexico in the XXX counties of California. Fence construction proposals under consideration at this time include the construction of tactical infrastructure in 14 site locations, ranging from approximately 0.1 miles to approximately 4.0 miles in length. The EA is only one part of the decision-making process and gives the public further opportunity to provide input to CBP on the proposed project. In fact, fencing may not necessarily be constructed in all locations identified in this Draft EA. However, CBP is required to evaluate all lands that have the potential to meet the purpose and need of the proposed action. Although the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security may, in the interest of national security, waive certain environmental laws, DHS and CBP are committed to making every effort to comply with federal environmental laws and be good stewards of the environment. Public notices will also be published in the San Diego Tribune. OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: CBP continues to invite public participation and comment as part of this ongoing process to determine proposed action within the El Centro Sector. A public open house will be held on January 16, 2008, at the Ayres Inn, 1251 Tavern Road, Alpine, California 91901. The public open house will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

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As of January 3, 2008

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The public comment period for the Draft EA officially begins on January 7, 2008 when the NOA is published in the local newspapers. The public is invited to use one of the following methods to comment on the Draft EA by February 5, 2008: (a) Attendance and submission of comments at the Public Open House meeting to be held January 16, 2008, at the Ayres Inn, 1251 Tavern Road, Alpine, California 91901. (b) Electronically through the Web site at www.BorderFenceNEPA.com. (c) By email to SDEAcomments@BorderFenceNEPA.com. (d) By mail to: San Diego Sector Tactical Infrastructure EA, c/o Gulf South Research Corporation, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70820. (e) By fax to (225) 761-8077. Public questions should be forwarded to Mr. Charles McGregor, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, Engineering and Construction Support Office, 819 Taylor St., Room 3B10, Fort Worth, Texas 76102; and fax (225) 761-8077. COPIES OF THE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT: Copies of the Draft EA have been mailed to local public libraries and members of the public who have previously requested copies. Copies of the Draft EA are available to the public through the following: (a) Via the Internet at www.BorderFenceNEPA.com and https://ecso.swf.usace.army.mil/Pages/Publicreview.cfm (b) By emailing information@BorderFenceNEPA.com (c) By toll-free phone request (888) 275-9740 (d) By writing to Mr. Charles McGregor, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Construction Support Office, 819 Taylor St., Room 3B10, Fort Worth, Texas 76102; fax: (225) 761-8077 (e) By reading the Draft EA in the following local libraries: - San Diego County Library, Rancho San Diego Branch, 11555 Via Rancho San Diego, El Cajon, California 92019, (619) 660-5370 - Potrero Public Library, 24883 Potrero Valley Road, Potrero, California, 91963, (619) 478-5978

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From: To: Cc: Subject: Date:

(b) (6) (b) (6) (b) (6)
DRAFT schedule Monday, July 23, 2007 5:58:27 PM

(b) (6)
Here is the DRAFT schedule. The current baseline in our system had contract awards in OCT for El Paso K-1. Our draft schedule attached is trying to "push schedule to the left" and as you can see, the K1 schedule has the NTP 28 Sept. As I previously stated, on that award date, dependent upon the design, the Contractor can begin clearing and grubbing. The design will dictate how soon the fence construction will begin.

(b) (6)
Project Manager USACE-PM-ECSO (b) (6) (b)(2),(b)(6)

ID 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

Task Name RFP Package #4 - F-1: 3.0mi to 10.5mi W of Douglas, AZ POE Design Start Government Site Visit Prepare Draft RFP RFP Review-95% Comment Annotation Government Review Conference-95% Pre-Bid Conference (Site Visit) RTA RFP 100% Submission Back Check Review RTA RFP (Corrected Finals) RFP Evaluation Issue RFP Proposal Preparation Proposal Evaluation Award Task Order

Duration Start Finish Predece Resource Names 70 days Tue 6/12/07 Mon 9/17/07 0 days 1 day 29 days 3 days 2 days 1 day 1 day 3 days 0 days 2 days 1 day 5 days 0 days 20 days 5 days 0 days Tue 6/12/07 Thu 7/12/07 Tue 6/12/07 Mon 7/23/07 Thu 7/26/07 Tue 7/31/07 Wed 8/1/07 Thu 8/2/07 Mon 8/6/07 Tue 8/7/07 Thu 8/9/07 Tue 8/7/07 Mon 8/13/07 Tue 8/14/07 Tue 9/11/07 Mon 9/17/07 Tue 6/12/07 Thu 7/12/07 Fri 7/20/07 2 Wed 7/25/07 4 Fri 7/27/07 5 Tue 7/31/07 Wed 8/1/07 Mon 8/6/07 8 Mon 8/6/07 9 Wed 8/8/07 9 Thu 8/9/07 11 Mon 8/13/07 10 Mon 8/13/07 13 Mon 9/10/07 14 Mon 9/17/07 15 Mon 9/17/07 16 Design Start Government Site Visit Prepare Draft RFP RFP Review-95% Comment Annotation Government Review Confe Pre-Bid Conference (Site V RTA RFP 100% Submission Back Check Review RTA RFP (Corrected Fina RFP Evaluation Issue RFP Proposal Preparation Proposal Evaluation Award Task Order

June 2007

6/12

Desig

RFP Package #2B - E-2B: 4.75mi to 11.75mi W of Naco, AZ POE Design Start Government Site Visit Prepare Draft RFP

71 days 0 days 1 day 29 days

Tue 6/12/07 Tue 6/12/07 Thu 7/12/07 Tue 6/12/07

Tue 9/18/07 Tue 6/12/07 Thu 7/12/07 Fri 7/20/07 20 Design Start Government Site Visit Prepare Draft RFP 6/12 Desig

Task Project: Phase 1 RFP Schedule MS98 Date: Mon 7/23/07 Progress Milestone Summary

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External Tasks Project Summary

ID 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44

Task Name RFP Review-95% Comment Annotation Government Review Conference-95% Pre-Bid Conference (Site Visit) RTA RFP 100% Submission Back Check Review RTA RFP (Corrected Finals) RFP Evaluation Issue RFP Proposal Preparation Proposal Evaluation Award Task Order

Duration Start Finish Predece Resource Names 3 days Mon 7/23/07 Wed 7/25/07 22 RFP Review-95% 2 days 1 day 1 day 3 days 0 days 2 days 1 day 5 days 0 days 20 days 5 days 0 days Thu 7/26/07 Tue 7/31/07 Thu 8/2/07 Fri 8/3/07 Tue 8/7/07 Wed 8/8/07 Fri 8/10/07 Wed 8/8/07 Tue 8/14/07 Wed 8/15/07 Wed 9/12/07 Tue 9/18/07 Fri 7/27/07 23 Tue 7/31/07 Thu 8/2/07 Tue 8/7/07 26 Tue 8/7/07 27 Thu 8/9/07 27 Fri 8/10/07 29 Tue 8/14/07 27 Tue 8/14/07 31 Tue 9/11/07 32 Tue 9/18/07 33 Tue 9/18/07 34 Comment Annotation Government Review Confe Pre-Bid Conference (Site V RTA RFP 100% Submission Back Check Review RTA RFP (Corrected Fina RFP Evaluation Issue RFP Proposal Preparation Proposal Evaluation Award Task Order

June 2007

RFP Package #1 - D-2: Lukeville, AZ POE Design Start Government Site Visit Prepare Draft RFP RFP Review-95% Comment Annotation Government Review Conference-95% Pre-Bid Conference (Site Visit)

74 days 0 days 1 day 35 days 3 days 2 days 1 day 1 day

Tue 6/12/07 Tue 6/12/07 Wed 7/11/07 Tue 6/12/07 Tue 7/31/07 Fri 8/3/07 Tue 8/7/07 Wed 8/8/07

Fri 9/21/07 Tue 6/12/07 Wed 7/11/07 Mon 7/30/07 38 Thu 8/2/07 40 Mon 8/6/07 41 Tue 8/7/07 42 Wed 8/8/07 43 Design Start Government Site Visit Prepare Draft RFP RFP Review-95% Comment Annotation Government Review Confe Pre-Bid Conference (Site V 6/12 Desig

Task Project: Phase 1 RFP Schedule MS98 Date: Mon 7/23/07 Progress Milestone Summary

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External Tasks Project Summary

ID 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66

Task Name RTA RFP 100% Submission Back Check Review RTA RFP (Corrected Finals) RTA RFP Evaluation Issue RFP Proposal Preparation Proposal Evaluation Award Task Order

Duration Start Finish Predece Resource Names 3 days Thu 8/9/07 Mon 8/13/07 44 RTA RFP 0 days 2 days 1 day 0 days 5 days 0 days 20 days 5 days 0 days Mon 8/13/07 Tue 8/14/07 Thu 8/16/07 Thu 8/16/07 Mon 8/13/07 Fri 8/17/07 Mon 8/20/07 Mon 9/17/07 Fri 9/21/07 Mon 8/13/07 45 Wed 8/15/07 45 Thu 8/16/07 47 Thu 8/16/07 48 Fri 8/17/07 Fri 8/17/07 50 Fri 9/14/07 50 Fri 9/21/07 52 Fri 9/21/07 53 100% Submission Back Check Review RTA RFP (Corrected Fina RTA RFP Evaluation Issue RFP Proposal Preparation Proposal Evaluation Award Task Order

June 2007

RFP Package #3 - E-3: 3.4mi to 12.4mi E of Naco, AZ POE Design Start Government Site Visit Prepare Draft RFP RFP Review-95% Comment Annotation Government Review Conference-95% Pre-Bid Conference (Site Visit) RTA RFP 100% Submission Back Check Review

75 days 0 days 1 day 35 days 3 days 2 days 1 day 1 day 3 days 0 days 2 days

Tue 6/12/07 Tue 6/12/07 Thu 7/12/07 Tue 6/12/07 Tue 7/31/07 Fri 8/3/07 Tue 8/7/07 Thu 8/9/07 Fri 8/10/07 Tue 8/14/07 Wed 8/15/07

Mon 9/24/07 Tue 6/12/07 Thu 7/12/07 Mon 7/30/07 57 Thu 8/2/07 59 Mon 8/6/07 60 Tue 8/7/07 61 Thu 8/9/07 62 Tue 8/14/07 63 Tue 8/14/07 64 Thu 8/16/07 64 Design Start Government Site Visit Prepare Draft RFP RFP Review-95% Comment Annotation Government Review Confe Pre-Bid Conference (Site V RTA RFP 100% Submission Back Check Review 6/12 Desig

Task Project: Phase 1 RFP Schedule MS98 Date: Mon 7/23/07 Progress Milestone Summary

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External Tasks Project Summary

ID 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88

Task Name RTA RFP (Corrected Finals) RTA RFP Evaluation Issue RFP Proposal Preparation Proposal Evaluation Award Task Order

June 2007 Duration Start Finish Predece Resource Names 1 day Fri 8/17/07 Fri 8/17/07 66 RTA RFP (Corrected Fina 0 days 5 days 0 days 20 days 5 days 0 days Fri 8/17/07 Tue 8/14/07 Mon 8/20/07 Tue 8/21/07 Tue 9/18/07 Mon 9/24/07 Fri 8/17/07 67 Mon 8/20/07 Mon 8/20/07 69 Mon 9/17/07 69 Mon 9/24/07 71 Mon 9/24/07 72 RTA RFP Evaluation Issue RFP Proposal Preparation Proposal Evaluation Award Task Order

RFP Package #5 - H-2B/I-1A: Columbus, NM POE Design Start Government Site Visit Prepare Draft RFP RFP Review-95% Comment Annotation Government Review Conference-95% Pre-Bid Conference (Site Visit) RTA RFP 100% Submission Back Check Review RTA RFP (Corrected Finals) RTA RFP Evaluation

74 days 0 days 1 day 35 days 3 days 2 days 1 day 1 day 3 days 0 days 2 days 1 day 0 days 5 days

Tue 6/12/07 Tue 6/12/07 Mon 7/9/07 Tue 6/12/07 Tue 7/31/07 Fri 8/3/07 Tue 8/7/07 Wed 8/8/07 Thu 8/9/07 Mon 8/13/07 Tue 8/14/07 Thu 8/16/07 Thu 8/16/07 Mon 8/13/07

Fri 9/21/07 Tue 6/12/07 Mon 7/9/07 Mon 7/30/07 76 Thu 8/2/07 78 Mon 8/6/07 79 Tue 8/7/07 80 Wed 8/8/07 81 Mon 8/13/07 82 Mon 8/13/07 83 Wed 8/15/07 83 Thu 8/16/07 85 Thu 8/16/07 86 Fri 8/17/07 Design Start Government Site Visit Prepare Draft RFP RFP Review-95% Comment Annotation Government Review Confe Pre-Bid Conference (Site V RTA RFP 100% Submission Back Check Review RTA RFP (Corrected Fina RTA RFP Evaluation 6/12

Task Project: Phase 1 RFP Schedule MS98 Date: Mon 7/23/07 Progress Milestone Summary

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Updated: CANCEL---ANOTHER MEETING ALREADY SET FOR 2 JAN EL Centro Public Meeting Planning Thursday, January 03, 2008 4:00:00 PM Thursday, January 03, 2008 5:30:00 PM

I propose a conf call to plan the public meeting for 9 Jan in el centro. Based on our hotwash from RGV, I think we have the basic plan down. I assume E2M has or will prepare the posters and hand outs, etc. Please let me know if this date or time does not work.

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We will also need to discuss roles/responsibilities for sector staff and get your ideas/comments/questions and also arrangements and security planning with your sector staff. (b) (6) from RGV is available to advise you and your folks on planning based on experience from RGV. ---please add whomever needs to be added to this. who else from the Corps needs to be added??

-----This will be new for El Centro sector folks so we need to explain the plan and process to them. Please send the floor plan and example posters, etc to at the EL Centro sector if you have them. Have we already made contact with (b) (6) cooperating agencies to participate as needed?? Attached is the public involvement plan from RGV---will we produce one for el Centro?? <<RGV Public Involvement Plan - 20071210 (2).doc>>

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3:30 PM EST 4 Jan Proposed agenda for the call: Suggested outline for the meeting. (Please add/change as needed) a) venue for the meeting; hotel; travel arrangements; timeline b) media planning and relations; interviews c) floor plan and flow; welcome remarks each hour; receiving comments; stenographers; booth information materials (posters, etc) d) information materials (number of handouts; translators) e) security f) attendees by CBP/SBI and support organizations G) cooperating agencies participation--who will make contact? h) Sector questions/issues i) 9 jan agenda--set up times; prep sessions

Introduction Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to identify and assess the potential impacts associated with the proposed construction, operation, and maintenance of tactical infrastructure to include primary pedestrian fence, access roads, patrol roads, and lights along approximately 45 miles of the U.S./Mexico international border within the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) El Centro Sector, California (the Proposed Action). The Draft EA is available for public review and your comments are requested. Final decisions on fence locations have not been made. The Draft EA is one step in the decision-making process, and gives the public further opportunity to provide input to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and CBP. While fencing may not necessarily be constructed in all locations identified in the Draft EA, for the purposes of completing the NEPA process, CBP is required to evaluate lands that have the potential to meet the purpose and need of the proposed action. DHS and CBP are committed to making every effort to comply with Federal environmental laws and be good stewards of the environment. Download the Draft EA The Draft EA can be downloaded in its entirety by clicking on the following link: HYPERLINK "http://www.borderfencenepa.com/wp-content/uploads/el-centro-dea_122407_small.pdf"Entire Draft EA (9 MB) or as individual sections by clicking on the following links: HYPERLINK "http://www.borderfencenepa.com/wp-content/uploads/exec-summary.pdf"Executive Summary (1 MB)

HYPERLINK "http://www.borderfencenepa.com/wp-content/uploads/toc.pdf"Table of Comments (1 MB) HYPERLINK "http://www.borderfencenepa.com/wp-content/uploads/sections-1-and-2.pdf"Section 1 and 2, Introduction and Proposed Action and Alternatives (2 MB) HYPERLINK "http://www.borderfencenepa.com/wp-content/uploads/section-3.pdf"Section 3, Affected Environment and Environmental Consequences (1 MB) HYPERLINK "http://www.borderfencenepa.com/wp-content/uploads/section-4.pdf"Section 4, Cumulative and Other Impacts (1 MB) HYPERLINK "http://www.borderfencenepa.com/wp-content/uploads/section-5.pdf"Section 5, Mitigation Plan and CEQA Findings (1 MB) HYPERLINK "http://www.borderfencenepa.com/wp-content/uploads/sections-6-and-7.pdf"Section 6, and 7, References and List of Preparers (1 MB) HYPERLINK "http://www.borderfencenepa.com/wp-content/uploads/appendix-a.pdf"Appendix A. Standard Design for Tactical Infrastructure (1 MB) HYPERLINK "http://www.borderfencenepa.com/wp-content/uploads/appendix-b.pdf"Appendix B. Applicable Laws and Executive Orders (1 MB) HYPERLINK "http://www.borderfencenepa.com/wp-content/uploads/appendix-c.pdf"Appendix C. Public Involvement and Agency Coordination (3 MB) HYPERLINK "http://www.borderfencenepa.com/wp-content/uploads/appendix-d.pdf"Appendix D. Biological Survey Report (7 MB) HYPERLINK "http://www.borderfencenepa.com/wp-content/uploads/appendix-e.pdf"Appendix E. Cultural Resources Survey (36 MB) HYPERLINK "http://www.borderfencenepa.com/wp-content/uploads/appendix-f.pdf"Appendix F. Air Quality Information (1 MB) To request a hard copy of the Draft EA, you may call toll-free (877) 752-0420. Alternatively, written requests for information may be submitted to: Charles McGregor, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Construction Support Office, 819 Taylor St., Room 3B10, Fort Worth, TX 76102; and Fax: (757) 299-5585. Libraries Where the Draft EA Can Be Reviewed Copies of the Draft EA have been sent to the following libraries: Camarena Memorial Library - 850 Encinas Ave., Calexico, CA 92231, 760-768-2170 El Centro Public Library - 539 State Street, El Centro, CA 92243, 760-337-4565 Imperial County Free Library System - 331 S Clark Road, Bldg. 24, El Centro, CA 92243, 760-339-6460 The Community Center Branch Library - 375 South 1st Street, El Centro, CA, 92243, 760-336-8977 Public Participation Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality’s regulations, USBP invites public participation in the NEPA process. The public may participate by attending public open houses and submitting comments on the Draft EA. The public open house and opportunities to submit comments are described below. CBP will consider all comments submitted during the public comment period, and subsequently will prepare the Final EA. CBP will announce the availability of the Final EA and once again give interested parties an opportunity to review the document. Public Open Houses A public open house will be held on January 9, 2008, at the Imperial Valley Expo, 200 East Second Street, in Imperial, California. The public open house will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. USBP agents and Draft EA preparers will be available during the public open house. Anyone wishing to submit comments may do so orally and/or in writing at the public open house. Comments received at the public open house will be recorded and transcribed into the public record for the meeting. Commentors must include their name and address. Spanish language translation will be provided. Those who plan to attend the public open house and will need special assistance such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodation should notify the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Construction Support Office, Attn: Charles McGregor, 819 Taylor Street, Room 3B10, Fort Worth, TX 76102; and fax: (757) 299-5585, at least 3 business days in advance of the public open house. Please include contact information, as well as information about specific needs. Request for Comments In addition to attending a public open house, comments can be submitted through the website, email, mail, or by fax. When submitting comments, please include name and address, and identify comments as intended for the El Centro Sector Draft EA. Please use only one of the following methods: (a) Attendance and submission of comments at the Pubic Open House to be held on January 9 2008 at the Imperial Valley Expo, 200 East Second Street, in Imperial, California. (b) Electronically through the web site at: www.BorderFenceNEPA.com (c) By email to: ECcomments@BorderFenceNEPA.com (d) By mail to: El Centro Sector Tactical Infrastructure EA, c/o e²M, 2751 Prosperity Avenue, Suite 200, Fairfax, Virginia 22031 (e) By fax to: (757) 299-5585 The Draft EA will be available for public review and comment for 30 days. Comments are accepted continually throughout the development of the document. In order to be considered for inclusion in the Final EA, public comments should be submitted by January 24, 2008. Comments submitted after the close of the Draft EA comment period will be taken into consideration during the Final EA public comment period

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Public Involvement Open House 1. Meeting Locations
e²M will org anize and facilitate three public involve ment open houses in the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) Rio Grande Valley Sector. The meetings are scheduled for: 1. December 11, 2007 at McAllen, Texas McAllen Convention Center 700 Convention Center Blvd. McAllen, TX 78501 956-681-3800 The McAllen Chamber of Commerce will stage a No Border Wall Rally at the same time and venue. Chamber President and CEO Steve Ahlenius said he hopes thousands of Valley residents opposed to the border wall will show up for the rally, including groups such as the No Border Wall group, La Unión del Pueblo Entero, and Valley Interfaith, and then go next door and testify against the plan. 2. December 12, 2007 at Brownsville, Texas Brownsville Convention Center 1 Events Center Blvd. Brownsville, TX 78521 956-554-0700 We have the entire Brownsville facility. 3. December 13, 2007 at Rio Grande City, Texas VFW POST 8256, 5123 Veterans Drive Rio Grande City, TX 78582 (956) 487-2752 e²M has provided strategies to address potential antagonistic and adversarial behavior from meeting attendees to include meeting room format and meeting process recommendations. During a site visit on Tuesday, December 4, 2007, there was great support from the BP sector and station and great support from both the McAllen and Brownsville Police Departments. The Chief of Police personally met with e2M to plan security. The Chief of Police for McAllen also met with Chief of Police. Both seem comfortable with plans and ability to manage the crowds. e²M will provide a meeting summary report within 2 weeks of the public meetings.

2. Open House Schedule and Staffing
Each of the open houses will be held from 4:30 p.m.to 8:00 p.m. If the open houses are staffed during evening hours, more people will have more opportunity to attend, given their driving distances and work schedules.

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During each open house, staffing will be provided by CBP staff, including uniformed USBP agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) staff from the Ft. Worth and Galveston offices, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff, and representatives from the International Boundary and Water Commission. USBP agents and USACE representatives will staff three display areas representing the six RGV stations. e²M personnel will staff a display related to NEPA and the EIS process, handle registration of the attendees, and provide support to all agency personnel. Spanish language interpreters will be available in the display area and in the area where comments are being recorded. Sign language interpreters and other forms of assistance will be provided if requests are received prior to the open house. Security will be provided by local, uniformed, law enforcement officers. Several stenographers will record oral comments.

3. Process and Room Layout
The open house room should be set up with an open, welcoming feel. The open house format has the benefit of allowing individuals to learn at their own pace, to focus on the project aspects and environmental issues of concern to them, to receive individual attention from project staff, and for project staff to fully understand the individual’s issues and values. This arrangement encourages active participation by everyone and avoids the imbalance that can arise in a question-and-answer session when one or two vocal participants dominate or steer the discussion. Stations at the open house would consist of a registration area, exhibit displays on the NEPA process, on USBP needs for tactical infrastructure upgrades, an area to provide information and facilitate interviews by media representatives, and a comment submittal area. The registration area will provide individuals with the opportunity to register for the open house, sign up to be on the project mailing list, and sign up to receive copies of the Final EIS when it is distributed. e²M staff will distribute copies of open house materials to attendees as they enter the room. The meeting participants will also be requested to sign a registration card. e²M will consolidate, analyze, and present the comments received in a meeting summary report to CBP. Diagrams of the meeting layout for Brownsville and McAllen are attached.

4. Display Content and Layout
Displays will be placed in a sequenced order to provide a logical presentation of information. Displays include an overview of the project, the need for the project, specific components of the project, background of the NEPA process, and the status of the Project’s process. Display material will be available on 8.5 by 11 inch handouts for participants’ reference, (these will also be available in Spanish translations). Displays will include an overall project area map with individual sections marked, and larger scale maps of the sections. Two sets of map displays will be provided to facilitate discussion of the environmental aspects of the Project and the importance of the upgrades to the USBP mission. This will enable participants to peruse displays at their own pace and interact with USBP staff in an informal setting. The fact sheets and displays will focus on the following topics:  Project Summary

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Proposed Action and Alternatives Summary of Potential Impacts The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Steps in the EIS Process Example Photographs of Typical Pedestrian Fence Designs How to Make Comments.

5. Attendee List
Representing CBP:  (b) (6) (Deputy Program Manager, SBI Tactical Infrastructure) (b) (6)  (Environmental Staff , SBI Tactical Infrastructure - LMI)  (b) (6) (Acting Communications Director, SBI)  David Pagan (State & Local Liaison, CBP Office of the Commissioner)  (b) (6) (CBP Office of Public Affairs)  (b) (6) (Office of Asset Management) Representing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers:  (b) (6) (Fort Worth) - Dec. 11 only  (b) (6) (Fort Worth) - Dec. 11 only (b) (6)  (Fort Worth)  (b) (6) (Fort Worth)  (b) (6) (Fort Worth) (b) (6)  (Galveston)  (b) (6) (Galveston)  (b) (6) (Little Rock - part of R. Villagomez's support team) (b) (6)  (Little Rock - part of R. Villagomez's support team)  (b) (6) (M Baker Corp Environmental Program Manager) Representing U.S. Fish and Wildlife:  (b) (6) Ford- Dec. 11 & 12 only  (b) (6)  (b) (6) Representing International Boundary and Water Commission:  (b) (6) will attend on the 11th (b) (6)  will attend on the 12th Representing e²M:  (b) (6)  (b) (6)  (b) (6) (Natural Resources)  (b) (6) (Cultural Resources)  (b) (6)  (b) (6) (Senior Vice President)      
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6. Attachments
Brownsville Events Center Floor Plan McAllen Convention Center Floor Plan

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(b) (6) (b)IPT Meeting Summary (6) ENV
Friday, January 04, 2008 8:20:49 AM

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VF-00 – DOI – -

SUMMARY: ENV IPT meeting summary 1-3-07
VF-300 Meetings were held in Ft. Worth, TX on 1-3-07 with (b)

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Meeting Monday January 7, 2008 between Department of Interior (DOI) and the National Park Service (NPS) re ENV EA’s.

El Paso, TX – - K-1 – All documentation has been executed and is now complete. Limestone Ridge – Public comments collected and now need to be reviewed. TCA – ROE’s – TCA still has a problem completing the ROE’s. t is in Court and is being reviewed by a Judge to grant access to land owners property. Estimate for completion of the review is two to six weeks for the Judge to process. DOI MOA – Not finalized yet because Loren Flossman needs to sign it and send it forward. EA review schedule – Next two weeks. Reference section 11 and 12 on page 8 of the last IPT meeting minutes. o EPT - fence alignment issues remain o YUM – Staging areas and access roads are still undefined. ACTION - Need a FONSI completed before Request for Proposal (RFP) can be released and construction work can be started. o TCA – Land access release is held up in Court. Fence construction Schedules – o EPT – RFP final March 21, 2008 with estimated construction start May 15, 2008. o YUM – RFP final February 15, 2008 with estimated construction start April 15, 2008.  C-1 and C-2B EA’s were be sent out electronically 1-4-08 and via FedEx on 1-7-08. o TCA - RFP final March 12, 2008 with estimated construction start June 15, 2008 (drop dead date to receive EA and FONSI). o Gap Filler meeting has not been scheduled yet. Section 106: teleconference – Scheduled for 1400 hours today (1-3-08). PF-225 status overview. -

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El Paso Sector- Upcoming Community Meetings Friday, June 29, 2007 1:19:29 PM

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All, The El Paso Sector has scheduled two community meetings in the area of the Texas Mobile Project. The first meeting is scheduled to be held at the Fort Hancock High School, 100 School Drive, Fort Hancock, Texas 79839 on July 10, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be in the Texas 23rd congressional district- Congressman Ciro Rodriguez. The second meeting is tentatively scheduled to be held at the Fabens Community Center, 201 Camp Street, Fabens, Texas 79838 on July 26, 2007, at 6:30 p.m. This meeting is in the 16th congressional district- Congressman Sylvestre Reyes. Both meetings are community meetings that have been set-up by the respective stations to address any local border patrol issues. We will use this opportunity to disseminate information in regards to SBInet projects (PF-225, Texas Mobile, El Paso Sector SBInet). We will solicit attendance by using printed flyers and word of mouth. Take Care,
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Special Operations Supervisor El Paso Sector 8901 Montana Avenue El Paso, Texas 79925

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FLOSSMAN, LOREN (b) fence designs Monday, September 10, 2007 2:44:08 PM

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Good afternoon. Over the past few days, there have been multiple discussions regarding pictures of the proposed fence designs. Attached are slides with pictures of the designs we discussed. The first two images are pictures of fence we are currently building, and the third is an ornamental fence. The third image is not very good, and we should get a higher resolution version.

(b) (6) can you help track down a better version of the ornamental fence?
Loren, these can be used in your upcoming briefs.

(b) (6) Secure Border Initiative U.S. Customs and Border Protection (b) (6)

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Fence Status Files for Review and Comment Monday, September 10, 2007 10:23:02 AM High

Good morning. I apologize for the short deadline, but I request your review and comment by 3:00 pm on the two attached files. Senior leadership will brief the Hill as early as Wednesday, essentially “pulling the band aid off” all at once. A complete set of the issues is provided in the Fence Status Messaging file attached. On the Fence Status Messaging file, items number 2-11 are the facts/background on each of the issues. Item number 1 is a summary of the issues, and is the starting point for crafting the message to the Hill. A refined version of item number 1, including your recommendations will serve as a 2-page leave behind. The second file is the Fence Status Roll-out. This is basically what we had reviewed earlier, with a few suggested changes from different sources. Please review the two files and provide any proposed changes by 3:00 pm this afternoon. Thanks.

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