The period for the public to comment on the Army Corps of Engineers’
plan to deepen 115 miles of the lower Columbia and Willamette River was
extended 60 days by the Corps from Dec. 7, 1998 to Feb. 5, 1999.
"We received 18 formal requests from members of the public, public
interest groups and other agencies to extend the comment period,"
said Dawn Edwards, a Corps spokeswoman. "Extending the period is a
response to their needs."
She said commenters asking for an …