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 4, 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 4, Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH).
MCBH proposes to enter into a Public/Private Venture (PPV) (Hawaii PPV Housing Phase 4), effective through 30 April 2054, to privatize the remaining portion of MCBH-owned family housing at MCBH Kaneohe Bay on Oahu and to demolish and replace historic housing units that may be eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Alternatives evaluated included (1) the Representative Renovation Alternative, under which one historic housing unit would be renovated and (2) the No Action Alternative.
The Proposed Action may have adverse effects on 634 historic housing units proposed for demolition and on archaeological sites resulting from proposed construction, repair, or maintenance activities. Treatment of historic housing units would be done in accordance with a 2004 Program Comment (a service-wide Section 106 Compliance Action) relating to the management of Wherry and Capehart era family housing. MCBH is complying 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 Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and other Native Hawaiian organizations. Consultations under Section 106 of the NHPA are expected to conclude with the execution of a Programmatic Agreement, which will stipulate ways to minimize and mitigate the adverse effect on historic properties and archaeological sites. Impacts from the action alternative would be less than the Proposed Action, as one less historic housing unit would be demolished.
The Proposed Action and action alternative would have no significant impacts on natural resources, infrastructure, public health and safety, socio-economics/demographics, or public services. Implementation of the Proposed Action or action alternative would not create environmental health or safety risks that may disproportionately affect children or minority or low-income populations. MCBH has determined that the Proposed Action and action alternative would have no affect on Federally 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.
(SB05531609 8/31, 9/1, 9/2/07)
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