The Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport (MSPA) is undertaking a process to rebuild and restore the damage to its facilities wrought in 2005 by Hurricane Katrina. This website is a repository for information pertaining to the restoration project and is designed to inform and educate Gulf Coast and Mississippi residents and others about the project's progress.
The MSPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives preference to Section 3 eligible residents and business concerns when new hiring and contracting opportunities arise. More information on Section 3 can be found at hud.gov.
On October 30, 2012, the MSPA Board of Commissioners voted that the Port of Gulfport would not pursue elevating its West Pier to 25 feet above sea level. As this restoration design change is being implemented, please be aware that information contained within this website may be in the process of being updated. Should you have questions about the information contained on this website, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION - MAY 2013
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mobile District, recently announced a modification to a project by the Mississippi State Port Authority (MSPA) for which an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is being prepared. More information about this modification of permit application can be found on the Environmental page of this website and on the USACE website for this EIS. The full notice about this modification may be viewed by clicking here.
A public scoping meeting will be held on May 21, 2013, at the Marriott Courtyard Gulfport Beachfront Hotel, 1600 East Beach Boulevard, Gulfport, Mississippi 39501. The USACE invites comments on the proposed scope and content of the EIS from all interested parties. The scoping meeting will begin with an informal open house from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. followed by a formal presentation of the proposed permit action and modifications. Verbal and written comments will be taken at the scoping meeting following the formal presentation until 8 p.m.
There is a newsletter that provides information about this proposed Port of Gulfport Expansion Project, the EIS process, and public involvement. Click here to view this newsletter or view the pages below.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND MATERIALS
Please visit the Newsroom page of this website for additional information about the Port of Gulfport restoration program, including the MSPA's January 31, 2013 Community Meeting presentation. At the December 2012 Board of Commissioners meeting, Joe Conn, MSPA Director of Restoration, presented a preliminary conceptual drawing for the restored Port of Gulfport; that illustration can be viewed by clicking here.
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