Environmental Impact Statement. Volume I. Naval Oceanographic Center, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
The proposed action would establish a Naval Oceanographic Center at the National Space Technology Laboratory NSTL, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. A number of sites were visited and considered for the proposed action and analyses were made for the more competitive ones. No significant impact on the natural environment will result directly from the proposed action since existing facilities will fulfill most needs. Relocation of the attected activities could result in severance of certain family, cultural and community ties for many of the employees. Urbanization of the Countryside adjacent to several of the local communities will be speeded with the influx of new families and the attendant increase in demand for housing, municiple services and recreational facilities.