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National Environmental Policy Act

 

National Environmental Policy Act

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 establishes national policies and goals for the protection of the environment.  Its procedural requirements direct all Federal agencies to give appropriate consideration to the environmental effects of their decision-making prior to the action taking place and to prepare detailed environmental impact statements on any action that may significantly affect the quality of the environment.   The NEPA process is intended to help public officials make decisions that are based on understanding of environmental consequences and consider reasonable alternative actions.

Public Participation

NEPA comment periods are provided to ensure public participation in the NEPA process.  Comments provided to the Navy during the NEPA document comment period, including names and street addresses, will be available for public review.  Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name or street address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your written comment. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their entirety.

Naval Air Station Corpus Christi

Draft Record of Categorical Exclusion for the Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant Waterline Construction at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas

Pursuant to Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations §§1500 to 1508) and Navy requirements of 32 CFR § 775 implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Department of the Navy (DON) gives notice that a Draft Record of Categorical Exclusion (RCE) has been prepared for the construction of a waterline approximately 2.3 miles along Ocean Drive, beginning at a tie-in point east of Texas A&M Corpus Christi and proceeding east to a water storage tank within Naval Air Station Corpus Christi (NASCC). The purpose of the waterline extension is to provide a redundant water supply connection to NASCC. In accordance with the procedural requirements of NEPA, Executive Order 11988 Floodplain Management, and Executive Order 11990 Protection of Wetlands, the DON is providing an opportunity for early public review and comment of the proposed action.

Click here to download a copy of the Draft RCE

Comments on the proposed action may be submitted at any time during the 30-day public comment period from March 16, 2019 through April 16, 2019, via email to royce.kemp@navy.mil, or via U.S. mail, postmarked by April 16, 2019 to the following address: Department of the Navy, NAVFAC Southeast, Attention: Royce Kemp (Code EV21), Box 30 Bldg. 135,  NAS Jacksonville, FL  32212

Joint Base Charleston Weapons Station

Draft Environmental Assessment for the Construction of a Perimeter Security Fence at Joint Base Charleston Weapons Station, South Carolina

Pursuant to Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] §§ 1500 to 1508) implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. § 4331 et seq., and in accordance with 32 CFR Section 989, Air Force Environmental Impact Analysis Process Procedures, and the Department of the Navy regulations implementing NEPA (32 CFR 775) and Chief of Naval Operations Instruction 5090.1D, the Department of the Navy  (and the Department of the Air Force as cooperating agency) give notice that a Draft Environmental Assessment has been prepared for the Navy Nuclear Power Training Command Perimeter Fence at Joint Base Charleston Weapons Station, South Carolina.

The Department of the Navy proposes to construct a perimeter security fence/clear zone and associated support structures around the Navy Nuclear Power Training Command and Naval Health Clinic Charleston at Joint Base Charleston Weapons Station. The Proposed Action includes construction of a security fence, vehicle and pedestrian access gates and a 12-foot-wide patrol road (suitable for golf carts and utility vehicles), and installation of associated lighting. A 50-foot clear zone will be established and maintained post-construction. Clear zone maintenance activities would include a combination of mowing, trimming and the use of herbicides. Herbicides would be applied annually along the fence line and sections of the clear zone, supplemented by spot treatment as needed. The proposed project implementation would occur as early as fiscal year 2020.

This Draft Environmental Assessment evaluates the potential environmental impacts associated with four action alternatives and the No Action Alternative to the following resource areas: water resources, biological resources, land use, geological resources, cultural resources, infrastructure, air quality, noise, public health and safety, hazardous materials and wastes, socioeconomics, and environmental justice.

This notice also serves to provide early notice of compliance with Executive Order 11990, ``Protection of Wetlands.'' State and federal regulatory agencies with special expertise in wetlands have been contacted to request comment. 

Click here to download a copy of the Draft EA (Main Document)

Click here to download a copy of Draft EA Appendix A – Public Involvement

Click here to download a copy of Draft EA Appendix B – Wetland Report

Click here to download a copy of Draft EA Appendix C – ESA Section 7 Consultation

Click here to download a copy of Draft EA Appendix D – SHPO Consultation

Click here to download a copy of Draft EA Appendix E – THPO Consultation

Click here to download a copy of Draft EA Appendix F – Coastal Consistency Determination

Click here to download a copy of Draft EA Appendix G – CAA Emissions Calculations

Click here to download a copy of the Draft Finding of No Significant Impact/Finding of No Practicable Alternative

Comments on the Proposed Action may be submitted at any time during the 30-day public comment period from July 15, 2019 through August 13, 2019, via email to jeffery.butts@navy.mil, or via U.S. mail, postmarked by August 13, 2019 to the following address: Department of the Navy, NAVFAC Atlantic, Attention: Jeffery Butts (Code EV21), 6506 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk, Virginia 23508-1278.

 

 

 

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