December 27, 2011 Mr.

Terrence Salt, Federal Preservation Officer Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army Civil Works Directorate, 108 Army Pentagon, Room 3E431 Washington, DC 20310-0108 RE: National Register of Historic Places Nomination of Federal/Non-Federal Property New Orleans Levee Breach Sites–17th Street Canal, East Side, North Breach of the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA Dear Mr. Salt: As per National Park Service regulation 36 CFR 60.11, I am forwarding the National Register nomination of the 17th Street Canal levee breach site and the East Side, North breach site of the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC) for your review. As you may know, the IHNC site is a federally owned property administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Included with this letter are the completed nomination form, a copy of the applicant’s PowerPoint Presentation explaining the nomination, the official meeting minutes, a transcript of the Review Committee’s discussion, copies of support letters as submitted by the applicant, and a DVD showing additional supporting comments (also submitted by the applicant). Should you choose to forward the nomination to the Park Service, we will be happy to send you the original support letters. However, if you wish to provide ideas for editing the nomination, we look forward to receiving your suggestions in the timeframe specified by the regulations. For answers to any questions, our National Register Coordinator, Patricia Duncan, is available to assist you at (225) 219-4595 or by e-mail at pduncan@crt.la.gov. You may also contact me at (225) 342-8200. Sincerely,

Pam Breaux State Historic Preservation Officer PB:PD/pld Enclosures C: Colonel Edward R. Fleming, District Commander and District Engineer Mike Swanda, Chief, Natural and Cultural Resources Analysis Section, Environmental Planning Branch, Regional Planning and Environment Division, South New Orleans District, USACE