DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE FINDING OF
NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (FONSI) FOR
ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (EA) FOR THE
HAWAII REGIONAL SECURITY OPERATIONS CENTER (HRSOC), WAHIAWA, OAHU, HAWAII.
Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 1500-1508) and Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction 5090.1B implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act, the Department of the Navy (Navy) gives notice that an EA has been prepared and an Environmental Impact Statement is not required for the proposed HRSOC project at the Naval Computer Telecommunications Area Master Station Pacific (NCTAMS PAC), Wahiawa, Oahu, Hawaii. After the conclusion of the Final EA, two important reference names used in the EA were changed. Both the Kunia Regional Security Operations Center facility in Kunia and the proposed HRSOC facility are now known as the National Security Agency/Central Security Service Hawaii (NSA/CSS Hawaii).
NSA/CSS Hawaii proposes to construct new facilities at NCTAMS PAC to accommodate the relocation of its existing facility at Kunia, Oahu. The Proposed Action includes construction of a 428,000 square foot operational control center, ancillary facilities, and utility system connections. Off-base improvements include construction of a new base access road to NCTAMS PAC, roadway improvements along existing State-and City-owned Wahiawa-area roads, and on- and off-site utility system improvements. The Navy would acquire fee interest in approximately 35 acres of private property, as well as additional easements within State- and City-owned roadway rights-of-way, to construct the proposed off-base access road, and improvements to existing roadways and utility system. Alternatives considered include modernizing and expanding existing Kunia facilities and No Action.
The Proposed Action would not result in any significant adverse direct, indirect and cumulative impacts that cannot be mitigated. Planned utility improvements are sufficient to support additional project demand. Construction of a new project access road and planned transportation improvements along State- and City-owned roadways, and implementation of a traffic management plan in coordination with the State Department of Transportation would accommodate additional traffic volumes generated by the project. The Navy complied with the National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 by consulting with the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), the State Office of Hawaiian Affairs and other consulting parties. The SHPO concurred with the Navys no historic properties affected determination.
Based on information gathered during the preparation of the EA, the Navy finds that the Proposed Action will not significantly impact human health or the environment.
The EA and FONSI prepared by the Navy addressing this Proposed Action are on file and interested parties may obtain a copy from: Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific, 258 Makalapa Drive, Suite 100, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 96860-3134 (Attention: Ms. Connie Chang, EV21), telephone (808) 472-1395. A limited number of compact disks are available to fill single unit requests. (SB05521454 2/19, 2/20, 2/21/06)
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