Final Environmental Assessment Construction and Operation of U.S. Special Operations Command South Headquarters Adjacent to Homestead Air Reserve Base, Homestead, Florida
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The U.S. Special Operations Command South SOCSOUTH, a sub-unified command of U.S. Southern Command, has prepared an Environmental Assessment EA that evaluates the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts associated with construction and operation of a new headquarters building, parking, utility rights-of-way, and related construction on county-leased property or acquired in fee title adjacent to Homestead Air Reserve Base HARB. In preparation of the EA, it was determined that no action alternatives other than the proposed action would satisfy the purpose and need of the proposed action without substantially greater costs and or impacts to resources. Accordingly, only the proposed action and no action alternative were evaluated. The attached EA, which is incorporated by reference, was prepared pursuant to 32 Code of Federal Regulations Part 651 and U.S. Council on Environmental Quality regulations Title 40, U.S. Code, Parts 1500-1508 for implementing the procedural requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. The proposed action is for SOCSOUTH to enter into a 50-year lease agreement with Miami-Dade County to lease an approximately 84.2 -acre or acquire in fee title property adjacent to HARB, construct a new 125,000-square-foot ft2 headquarters facility, parking, utility rights-of- way, and related construction for SOCSOUTH on the 84.2-acre property, and operate SOCSOUTH from the new headquarters facility, parking, utility rights-of-way, and related construction for the duration of the lease or in fee title.
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