Army welcomes public comment on standardizing development, adoption, implementation, updating its Real Property Master Plans
By Cathy KroppApril 24, 2020
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (April 24, 2020) - The U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM) has completed a Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) analyzing the impacts of developing, adopting, implementing and updating Real Property Master Plans and their component documents using a standardized process in accordance with Department of Defense and Army guidance, and encouraging community partner participation in the process.The PEA and a draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) are available for public comment for 30 days. All interested members of the public, federally recognized Native American tribes, and federal, state, and local agencies are invited to review the documents and provide comments. The PEA and draft FONSI can be accessed on the U.S. Army Environmental Command’s National Environmental Policy Act Documents webpage at https://aec.army.mil/index.php?cID=352.The purpose of the proposed action is for IMCOM garrisons to plan for and manage their real property assets comprehensively to permit installation expansion, reduction and changes in mission sustainably over a 20-year planning horizon. The proposed action is needed to provide a standard process to guide sustainable and energy-efficient development across IMCOM installations that supports mission requirements. The PEA will serve to integrate the NEPA process more efficiently into the master planning process, avoid unnecessary duplicative NEPA analyses, better inform decision makers and encourage active public involvement.The PEA addresses the potential impacts of the proposed action and No Action Alternative on the human and natural environments. The PEA did not identify any significant environmental impacts from implementing the proposed action; consequently, the preparation of an environmental impact statement is not required.Comments will be accepted until May 24, 2020. Submit written comments by mail to U.S. Army Environmental Command, ATTN: Public Comments, 2455 Reynolds Road (Building 2266), Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-7588; or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.For further information, contact the U.S. Army Environmental Command Public Affairs Office at (210) 466-1590, toll-free at (855) 846-3940, or at email@example.com.