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Environmental Assessment for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's South Texas Family Residential Center, Dilley, Frio County, Texas.


In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the DHS procedures for implementing NEPA (DHS Directive 023-01, Environmental Planning Program), and the Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) NEPA implementing regulations at 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508, DHS prepared a Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) to evaluate the potential impacts to the human environment resulting from increased Departmental activities necessary to process, detain, and transport unaccompanied alien children and family units who have crossed the southwest border of the United States. DHS and its Component, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, prepared a supplemental Environmental Assessment to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the proposed construction and operation of the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas to house family units that have crossed the border.

Read the various appendices to the Environmental Assessment.

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Environmental Assessment for South Texas Family Residential Center PDF 352 KB
Last Updated: 09/07/2022
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