Notice of Availability and Notice of Public Hearing of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for an Annex to the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, CA
In accordance with Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C)), as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500- 1508), the Department of the Navy (DON), Marine Corps Air Station Miramar (MCAS Miramar), and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announce the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that evaluates the potential environmental effects of the land use agreement between the DON and the VA National Cemetery Administration (NCA) for the proposed annex to the existing Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery at Point Loma in San Diego, CA. The DEIS also evaluates the potential effects of construction and operation of the proposed cemetery annex. The annex would be located at MCAS Miramar, in San Diego, CA. The purpose of the proposed action is to provide needed burial space on federal land for military veterans in the San Diego area. The DEIS addresses the proposed site (Site 2), one on-site development alternative (Site 4), and the No Action Alternative. The DEIS evaluates the potential environmental effects associated with each of the alternatives. Issues addressed in the DEIS include land use, socioeconomics/environmental justice, utilities, public services, visual resources, cultural resources, biological resources, soils and geology, water resources, public health and safety, traffic/ circulation, air quality, and noise. Impact analyses include an evaluation of direct, indirect, short-term, and cumulative impacts.