Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement to Construct a Second Runway at the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport, Killeen, TX
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and Department of the Army (DoA) Implementing regulations (32 CFR part 651 Environmental Analysis of Army Actions; Final Rule), the DoA is issuing this notice to advise the public of its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to assess the potential environmental impacts on a proposal to construct a second runway at the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport (Airport) at Killeen, TX. Initial assessment indicates that the preparation of an EIS is warranted because the proposed action would involve construction of facilities that would have a significant effect on habitat for the federally listed black-capped vireo and golden cheeked warbler. The City of Killeen initiated the proposed project, thus is the project's proponent. Because the proposed project will be located on Fort Hood Military Reservation, or Federal land, the Department of the Army is the lead agency.