September 18, 2015
Notice of Availability for the final Environmental Assessment and Finding Of No Significant Impact (FONSI) addressing the implementation of an Enhanced Use Lease (EUL) at NAS Patuxent River
NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., the Department of the Navy has prepared a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) assessing the potential environmental impacts from implementing and entering into an Enhanced Use Lease (EUL) at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River with a private developer to facilitate development, operation, and maintenance of a new work campus on the installation. Based on the EA, a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) has been prepared and a determination made that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is not required.
The proposed action is to enter in an EUL with a private developer for the construction and operation of a 600,000 square foot work campus supporting up to 3,000 people at EUL Sites 6 and 7, located near Gate 1 at the corner of Buse and Cuddihy roads. Site 5, near Buse and Liljenkrantz roads, will no longer be implemented.
The Final EA and FONSI are available at the following St. Mary’s County Public Library branches: Lexington Park Branch, 21677 FDR Boulevard, Lexington Park, MD 20653, and Leonardtown Branch, 23250 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. The Final EA and FONSI are also available online at the NAS Patuxent River website. Requests for copies of the EA and other information can be submitted to NAS Patuxent River Public Affairs, 22268 Cedar Point Road, Building 409 Room 209, Patuxent River, MD 20670.