In conformance with Executive Orders 11988 — Floodplain Management — and EO1190 — Protection of Wetlands — notification is hereby given that Fort Leonard Wood officials have evaluated the effects that ongoing mission activities on the installation and the Lake of the Ozarks Recreation Area may have on the floodplain.
A programmatic environmental assessment was completed in July 2017, which evaluated training and mission actions, routine operation and maintenance actions, real estate transactions, and training area and range modernization.
The PEA resulted in a finding of no significant impact.
Additionally, proposed actions on post also include several types of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have the potential to cause significant effects on the environment. Actions of this type typically qualify for a categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act and do not require further environmental analysis in an environmental assessment or an environmental impact statement. However, compliance with all other requirements related to the proposal, including requirements for permits and state regulatory agency review of the plans, will be required.
Post officials are preparing a finding of no practicable alternative to document the proposed actions that will potentially occur in a floodplain.
It is policy to avoid impacts on floodplains whenever there is a practical alternative for a proposed action; for design and construction projects so that runoff from rain events will not adversely impact existing streams, upstream systems and downstream systems; and ensure adherence with federal, state and local regulations and post policies.
Copies of the final PEA and FNSI are available for public review at the FLW Environmental Division website, at https://home.army.mil/wood/index.php/about/garrison/dpw. To obtain a copy of the PEA and FNSI, or for additional information, contact Martha Miller, National Environmental Policy Act program manager for the Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division — 8112 Nebraska Avenue, Bldg. 11400 — at 573.596.8627, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written comments must be received on or before March 31.
(Editor’s note: This article was submitted to the GUIDON by the DPW.)