DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (FONSI) FOR
ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (EA) FOR
HAWAII HOUSING PUBLIC-PRIVATE VENTURE,
PHASE 3, OAHU AND KAUAI, 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 Hawaii Housing Public-Private Venture (PPV), Phase 3, Kauai and, Oahu, Hawaii.
Commander, Navy Region Hawaii (CNRH) proposes to enter into a PPV agreement to privatize the majority of the remaining inventory of its family housing on Oahu and Kauai up until April 2054. This would be accomplished by conveying approximately 2,489 family housing units (FHU) and ancillary facilities and leasing the underlying land areas at 15 family housing communities on Oahu and one housing community on Kauai to a private sector PPV entity. Under the Proposed Action, historic housing would be addressed by renovating 248 historic FHU and demolishing and replacing the remaining historic FHU. The PPV entity could change (increase or decrease) the number of FHU at the different housing communities; however, CNRHs end-state inventory would result in approximately 2,519 FHU. The net increase of 30 FHU would be offset by the inactivation of 30 FHU at Little Makalapa housing community which is not part of this PPV agreement.
The Proposed Action would have adverse effects on historic properties. Four of the housing communities are located within the boundaries of the U.S. Naval Base Pearl Harbor National Historic Landmark and a number of FHU are eligible for listing in the National Register for Historic Places. CNRH has completed a National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 review by consulting with the State Historic Preservation Officer and other consulting parties, affording the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and other organizations the opportunity to comment, and executing a Programmatic Agreement.
The Proposed Action would not result in significant direct, indirect or cumulative impacts on the following environmental resources: air quality, biological resources, drainage, flood hazards, groundwater and surface water quality, hazardous/regulated materials, land use compatibility, noise, socioeconomics, soils and topography, public facilities/services and visual environment. The Proposed Action would not create environmental health and safety risks that may disproportionately affect children or minority or disadvantaged populations. CNRH has determined that the Proposed Action would not have reasonably foreseeable direct or indirect effects on any coastal use or resource of the States coastal zone.
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. Christine Fong (EV2), telephone (808) 472-1396 (firstname.lastname@example.org). A limited number of compact disks are available to fill single unit requests.
(SB05524589 9/8, 9/9, 9/10/06)
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