Public meeting for the Porthill Land Port of Entry Draft EA

Porthill Port of EntryThe U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the potential environmental impacts from the proposed expansion and modernization of the existing Porthill Land Port of Entry (LPOE).

The Porthill LPOE processes personal vehicles, buses, pedestrians, and limited commercial traffic at the U.S-Canada border in Porthill, Idaho.

Existing LPOE facilities are too small to accommodate the current staff and LPOE operations. Traffic flow through the port is currently inefficient and susceptible to congestion and delays. The Draft EA will evaluate alternatives that would improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Porthill LPOE.

Information about the project and the public meeting is available at the project website: The public is encouraged to attend and participate in a virtual public meeting on January 16, 2024 starting at 6 p.m. PST. The registration link to attend the meeting is available at:

Comments on the Draft EA can be submitted throughout the comment period starting on January 4, 2024, and must be postmarked and submitted by February 6, 2024. They can be submitted using the following methods:

• Virtual Public Meeting: Submit comments at the virtual public meeting on January 16, 2024.
• Email: Include Porthill LPOE Draft EA in the subject line of the message.
• Mail: Send written comments to the mailing address below. U.S. General Services Administration Attention: Melissa Hibray, Capitol Project Manager 1301 A Street Tacoma, WA 98402

For further information, contact Melissa Hibray, Capital Project Manager, at 253-405-8146. For press inquiries, contact Christi Chidester Votisek, Public Affairs Officer, at 253-931-7127.