Accession Number : ADA251383

Title :   Environmental Assessment, Quincy Soybean Company Barge Terminal, Pool 21, Mississippi River, Adams, County, Illinois.

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT ROCK ISLAND IL

Report Date : OCT 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : Quincy Soybean Company (QSC) was the high bidder for a lease of Corps of Engineers-owned land located south of Quincy, Illinois, at Mississippi River mile 325.7. The Rock Island District, Corps of Engineers (Corps) proposes to award the lease to the QSC to upgrade the lease site for development of a barge terminal. The Corps also proposes to grant an easement to the QSC to construct a conveyor belt system between the lease site and the QSC's grain storage facilities which are situated on private land. The Corps directly manages land along the Misssissippi River for navigation, resource and recreation management, and leases portions of this land to other governmental agencies for similar purposes. The Corps also leases portions of this land to private parties for economic development related to the navigation aspects of the river. The authority for granting this lease is Title 10 U.S.C. Section 2667. Before the lease is awarded to the QSC, their general development plan must comply with National Environmental Policy ACt regulations. This Environmental Assessment documents compliance with these regulations.

Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, SOYBEANS, RECREATION, LEASING, CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, MISSISSIPPI RIVER.

Subject Categories : Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE