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February 4, 2013 Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) Army Pentagon Room 108 Washington DC 20310-0108 Dear Ms. Darcy, We understand that in September 2011, the Army Corps of Engineers issued an Engineering Technical Letter (ETL 1110-2-575) stating that there are now stricter standards for building I-walls and would be doing further work in New Orleans to prevent seepage and to improve stability of levees. In addition, the ETL stated that over 50 other projects with potential performance concerns had been identified. But the locations of the deficient projects are not revealed. We created a petition and between December 5, 2012 and January 31, 2013 have collected 1,118 signatures from United States residents who request the locations of the projects with performance concerns. These residents believe it their right to know if they may be in danger of flooding. The petition signatures can also be viewed online at go.levees.org/PetitionLocations Had the citizens of New Orleans known there were defective levees and I-walls in their region, they would have done many things differently in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. We respectfully request the 50+ locations where I-wall/levee projects may have potential performance concerns. Yours truly, Yours truly,

Sandy Rosenthal Founder, Levees.org

H.J. Bosworth, Jr., P.E. Lead Researcher, Levees.org

Attachments: Petition signatures Engineering Technical Letter 1110-2-575 (Page 1-3) Graphic of supporters sorted by state

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sandy@levees.org