Preparation of a Real Property Exchange Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), West Los Angeles, CA, 23805-23806 [07-2135]


[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 83 (Tuesday, May 1, 2007)]
[Pages 23805-23806]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office []
[FR Doc No: 07-2135]



Department of the Army

Preparation of a Real Property Exchange Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS), West Los Angeles, CA

AGENCY: Department of the Army, DoD.

ACTION: Notice of intent.


SUMMARY: The United States Army Reserve (USAR) will prepare an EIS to 
analyze the impacts of a real property exchange. This Real Property 
Exchange Program is conducted under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 18240, 
as amended. This legislation permits DoD to convey certain real 
property assets of reserve components to a State, local government, 
local authority, or private parties in exchange for land and real 
property improvements, existing and/or to be constructed, including 
utilities, equipment, and furnishings for the replacement facilities. 
Approximately 10 acres with two, two-story USAR Center buildings 
(Holderman and Munemori Halls) and a detached maintenance building will 
be exchanged for new construction or real property improvements at the 
USAR facilities located at (1) Bell; (2) Miramar Marine Corps Air 
Station, located in San Diego; and (3) March USAR Center located in 
Riverside. The exchange property being offered by the Federal 
Government for development by the private sector is located at the 
Southeast corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Federal Avenue in the 
Southwestern portion of Los Angeles County and is approximately 13 
miles west of downtown Los Angeles. The parcel is bounded on all sided 
by the city of Los Angeles, and is centrally located in the western 
part of Los Angeles County. It is immediately surrounded by the 
communities of Westwood, Brentwood, Sawtelle, and West Los Angeles, 
which are all part of the city of Los Angeles. Additionally, Santa 
Monica, Beverly Hills, and Pacific Palisades are all within 5 miles of 
the subject property. The EIS will discuss in detail the 10-acre parcel 
to be exchanged and all reasonable alternatives including, but not 
limited to, the (1) No Action Alternative and (2) Army Exchange with 
Non-Governmental Development alternatives on the exchanged property. 
New construction or real property improvements that will occur at the 
three USAR facilities will be covered by separate National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia Ryan at (562) 795-2356 or by 
e-mail at

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: An EIS will be prepared in accordance with 
NEPA to address any environmental or socioeconomic impacts associated 
with the real property exchange. The EIS will examine a wide range of 
resource areas, including, but not limited to, land use, air quality, 
traffic, noise, biological resources, cultural resources, 
socioeconomics, utilities, hazardous and toxic substances, and 
cumulative environmental effects. Air quality and traffic effects are 
believed at this time to be the areas with greatest potential for 
    All reasonable alternatives, including a No Action Alternative (as 
required by NEPA), will be developed and analyzed in the EIS. The range 
of alternatives will include several redevelopment scenarios. During 
the scoping process, other alternatives may be developed for 
consideration. The EIS will analyze each alternative's impact on the 
natural and cultural environments at the West Los Angeles facility and 
the surrounding area. Mitigation measures will also be considered in 
the EIS.
    Tribal, federal, state and local agencies, and the public are 
invited to participate in the scoping process for the preparation of 
the EIS. The scoping process will help identify additional possible 
alternatives, potential environmental impacts, and key issues of 
concern to be analyzed in the EIS. Scoping meetings will be held in 
convenient locations near the West Los Angeles facility. Notification 
of the times and locations for the scoping meetings will be published 
in local newspapers. To ensure scoping comments are fully considered in 
the draft EIS, comments and suggestions should be received within the 
30-day scoping period.

    Dated: April 17, 2007.
Addison D. Davis, IV,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Environment, Safety and 
Occupational Health).
[FR Doc. 07-2135 Filed 4-30-07; 8:45 am]
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