NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY
FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ADDRESSING STREAMBANK STABILIZATION AND OUTFALL REPAIRS ON SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE IN GOLDSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
The Department of the Air Force (DAF) and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base (AFB) announce the availability of the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) addressing an installation development project at Seymour Johnson AFB in Wayne County, North Carolina. The proposed project involves needed repairs to the stormwater system to address degradation and erosion on 28 acres across three drainages on Seymour Johnson AFB: Burge Ditch, Hospital Creek North, and Hospital Creek South. The proposed project was identified as a priority for the improvement of the physical infrastructure and functionality of Seymour Johnson AFB to support current and future mission and facility requirements. The project includes the placement of riprap, gabion and the installation of a concrete slough to stabilize eroded streambanks; the repair/replacement of outfall structures, headwalls, and wingwalls; and the selective regrading and stabilization of streambanks with turf reinforcement mat and vegetative cover. The EA, prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality NEPA implementing regulations, and the Air Force Environmental Impact Analysis Process, evaluates potential impacts on the environment from the DAF’s Proposed Action at Seymour Johnson AFB.
The Draft EA was made available for review and comment from July 20, 2023 to August 20, 2023. Based on the Findings of the Final EA and the public review of the Draft EA, the DAF has determined that the Proposed Action would have no significant adverse impact on the quality of the human environment. Therefore, preparation of an environmnetal impact statement is not required, and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and a Finding of No Practiciable Alternative (FONPA) have been issued.
The Final EA and FONSI/FONPA are available on the Seymour Johnson AFB website at https://www.seymourjohnson.af.mil/Home/SJAFB-Environmental-Management/.