In the RGJ yesterday and at least one of the news channels reported that RTC is expecting a determination after July on Phase 2 of the SEC. Again, RTC is using the strategy that if they talk about it like it is a "done deal" then they will get their approvals. That is what they have been doing for years now, and, it does not seem to be working.
As of today there still is no word from the Army Corps of Engineers on the expected determination. We have heard from a reliable source in a government agency, that it could be September before any determination is made. Could be. As one Coalition Board Member stated...."well, September is after July!"....There is no word on whether and Environmental Impact statement (EIS) will be required. The Coalition is still working behind the scenes getting and reviewing information to use in our efforts to protect our wetlands, open spaces, flood plains, flood storage and our environments.