DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (FONSI) AND
ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (EA)
FOR HAWAII PPV HOUSING PHASE 2,
MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII
Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 15001508) implementing the National Environmental Policy Act, and Marine Corps Order (MCO) P5090.2A, the U.S. Marine Corps gives notice that an EA has been prepared and an Environmental Impact Statement is not required for the Hawaii PPV Housing Phase 2, Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH).
MCBH proposes to enter into a Public/Private Venture (PPV) (Hawaii PPV Housing Phase 2), effective until May 2054, to privatize a portion of MCBH family housing on Oahu and address historic housing by renovating two of the 31 historic housing units which are eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and demolishing and replacing the remaining 29 units. Alternatives evaluated included (1) the Additional Historic Housing Renovation Alternative, under which a greater number of historic housing units would be renovated, (2) the Full Historic Housing Renovation Alternative, under which all 31 historic housing units would be renovated, and (3) the No Action Alternative.
The Proposed Action may have an adverse effect on 31 historic housing units, due to the proposed renovation of two units and the demolition of the 29 remaining units, and archaeological sites due to construction, repair, or maintenance activities. MCBH has complied with Section 106 of the NHPA by consulting with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the State Historic Preservation Officer, the Historic Hawaii Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and the Oahu Council of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, and other Native Hawaiian organizations. Consultations under Section 106 of the NHPA will conclude with the execution of a Programmatic Agreement, which stipulates ways to minimize and mitigate the adverse effect on historic properties. Impacts from the two action alternatives would be less than the Proposed Action, as fewer historic housing units would be demolished.
The Proposed Action and action alternatives would have no significant impacts on natural resources, infra- structure, public health and safety, socio-economics/ demographics, or public services. Implementation of the Proposed Action or action alternatives would not create environmental health or safety risks that may dis- proportionately affect children or minority or low-income populations. MCBH has determined that the Proposed Action and action alternatives would have no affect on Federal-listed threatened or endangered species and would not have reasonably foreseeable direct or indirect effects on any use or resource in the coastal zone.
Based on information gathered during preparation of the EA, MCBH finds that the Proposed Action and action alternatives will not significantly impact human health or the environment.
The EA and FONSI addressing this action are on file and interested parties may obtain a copy from: Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific, 258 Makalapa Drive, Suite 100, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 96860-3134 (Attention: Ms. Christine Fong), telephone (808) 472-1396. A limited number of copies are available to fill single copy requests. (SB05523882 7/29, 7/30, 7/31/06)
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