02/22/2013 - ALAMEDA, CA -- The Department of the Navy (Navy) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), as joint lead agencies, have prepared and made available for public review a Draft EA for the transfer of excess Federal property and development of an outpatient clinic, offices, and National Cemetery at the former NAS Alameda , California. The Draft EA evaluates the potential direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts on the human and natural environment resulting from the Navy and VA Proposed Action to transfer excess Federal property at the former NAS Alameda and its subsequent reuse by the VA.
A 30-day public comment period is being held to receive comments on the Draft EA. A public meeting will also be held to provide information and receive comments on the Draft EA. Federal, state, and local agencies and interested individuals and organizations are encouraged to review and comment on the Draft EA or attend the public meeting.
The complete text of the Draft EA can be viewed and/or downloaded at the link below. The Draft EA is also available for viewing at the City of Alameda Planning Division (by appointment only); City of Alameda Public Libraries – Main, Bay Farm Island Branch, West End Branch; City of Oakland, Citywide Planning Main Office (by appointment only); City of Oakland Libraries – Main, Cesar E. Chavez Branch, 81st Avenue Branch, Dimond Branch, Eastmont Branch; and San Francisco Public Library – Main. Single electronic compact disk copies of the Draft EA will be made available upon request by contacting the VA at the address in this notice.
Two public meetings will be held on the same day. Each meeting will be preceded by an open information session to allow interested individuals to review information presented in the Draft EA. The open information session and public meeting is scheduled for:
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Session #1 (1:00 – 3:00 p.m.) and Session #2 (6:00 – 8:00 p.m.)
USS HORNET Museum
707 W Hornet Ave, Pier 3
Alameda, CA 94501
Comments on the Draft EA can be made by oral statement or written comment at the scheduled public meeting or mailed, faxed, or emailed to the following address:
Douglas Roaldson, Environmental Program Manager, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs/VISN 21, 201 Walnut Avenue, Room 1020, Mare Island, CA 94592-1107; Fax: 707-562-8369; Email: Alameda.EA@va.gov
To be considered, all comments must be received by Friday, March 29, 2013. Comments will become part of the public record and will be responded to in the Final EA.
February 2013, Notice of Availability and Announcement of Public Meeting - Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Transfer of Excess Federal Property and Development of an Outpatient Clinic, Offices, and National Cemetery at the Former Naval Air Station Alameda, California - PDF, 44 kb
Draft EA – Cover, Abstract, Executive Summary, and Table of Contents - PDF, 1.15 MB
Draft EA – Chapter 1 (Introduction) and Chapter 2 (Alternatives, Including the Proposed Action - PDF, 1.16 MB
Draft EA – Sections 3.0 (Affected Environment and Environmental Consequences), 3.1 (Biological Resources), and 3.2 (Water Resources) - PDF, 893 kb
Draft EA – Sections 3.3 3.4 3.5