Environmental Assessment (EA) and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FNSI), SIAD

The Sierra Army Depot (SIAD) announces the availability of the Environmental Assessment (EA) and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FNSI) for the implementation of the Real Property Master Plan, as required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, and regulations implementing the procedural provisions of the NEPA at 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1500–1508 and 32 CFR 651 (Environmental Analysis of Army Actions).

The EA evaluates potential environmental, cultural, and socioeconomic effects from the proposed action to implement Real Property Master Plan planning projects per the SIAD Storage and Warehouse District Area Development Plans (ADPs). The ADPs propose actions consisting of construction, renovation, and demolition projects, including construction of over 300 acres of hardstand storage. The proposed action is needed to address SIAD’s real property deficiencies, shortcomings, and suboptimal conditions and to provide safe, flexible, and efficient facilities to meet current and future installation mission requirements efficiently and cost effectively.

Based on the analysis in the EA, SIAD has determined that implementing the proposed action would not result in significant adverse effects on any environmental, cultural, or socioeconomic resources.

Copies of the EA and Draft FNSI are available for review and comment at the Washoe County Library-Downtown Reno, 301 S Center St, Reno, NV 89501, the Lassen Library District, 1618 Main St, Susanville, CA 96130, and online at https://www.sierra.army.mil/, under the “Caring for our Environment” tab. Comments on the EA and Draft FNSI can be sent to Mr. Scott Olsen, Environmental Chief / NEPA Coordinator at SIAD, 74 Currant Street, Building 63, Herlong, California 96113, by phone at (530) 827-5068, or by email at scott.k.olsen2.civ@army.mil. Comments will be accepted for 30 days from the date of publication of this notice. For additional information, contact SIAD Environmental division at the previously mentioned address.

Subject to review and consideration of comments received during the comment period, the U.S. Army intends to issue a final FNSI at the conclusion of the comment period and to proceed with the proposed action.

To receive full consideration in the Final FNSI, comments must be postmarked or emailed by Friday April 15, 2022.