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Environmental Assessment for Renovation of Building 442

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The proposed action is to renovate Building 442 and centralize the 1st Fighter Wing 1 FW Inspector General 1G and 1 FW Plans XP offices in one location. Alternative One would be to relocate the 1 FW IG and 1 FW XP offices to an existing office building off base in the Hampton Roads area. A no-action alternative would be for the proposed renovation not to occur, and the 1 FW IG and 1 FW XP offices would remain at their current locations. This EA is an analysis of the potential environmental consequences associated with the proposed action, Alternative One, and the no-action alternative. Nine resource categories received thorough evaluation to identify potential environmental consequences. As indicated in Chapter 4.0 of the Environmental Assessment, none of the alternatives would result in significant impacts to any resource area. However, Alternative One and the no-action alternative would not accomplish the renovation of Building 442 in compliance with the Memorandum of Agreement with the Virginia State Historic Preservation Office SHPO. The proposed action and alternative would be consistent with surrounding land uses and would be in accordance with the Enforceable Regulatory Programs of the Virginia Coastal Resources Management Program to the maximum extent practicable. Under the proposed action, vehicular circulation would remain good. The parking lot would provide ample space for users of Building 442. Truck traffic associated with the construction would be directed through the West Gate. Although truck traffic may lead to some degradation of these road surfaces and occasional congestion at the West Gate, these adverse effects would be short-term and not significant. Under Alternative One, impacts to transportation are not anticipated however, vehicular circulation on base would be reduced slightly. IG and XP personnel would be required to travel to and from off-base office space.

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  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Environmental Health and Safety

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