ST. LOUIS —
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Friday released a draft environmental impact statement, or DEIS, for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s new west campus, that contains preliminary findings of analysis of the potential effects of building and operating new facilities at four potential sites near here.
NGA will use the findings and analysis outlined in the DEIS—along with public input—to select a site for its Next NGA West campus, commonly called N2W (http://www.nextNGAwest.com
). The DEIS does not identify an environmentally-preferred alternative. NGA has not chosen a preferred alternative.
Members of the public may comment on the statement and findings through Nov. 23.
A series of public meetings and an open house are scheduled for the week of Oct. 26. These will provide members of the community with information about the project, the agency and the findings of the environmental impact statement. Attendees will have opportunities to comment on the project during the meetings.
Comments can also be submitted online at http://www.nextNGAwest.com/comment
.Public meetings are scheduled for:
South St. Louis County
Oct. 27, 4-7 p.m.
Crestwood Community Center
9245 Whitecliff Park Ln.
Crestwood, Missouri, 63126 St. Clair County
Oct. 28, 4-7 p.m.
Katy Cavins Community Center
308 E. 5th St.
O'Fallon, Illinois, 62269 St. Louis City
Oct. 29, 4-7 p.m.
St. Louis Gateway Classic Sports Foundation
2012 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr.
St. Louis, 63106
The environmental impact statement, or EIS, is a central part of NGA’s program to identify a location for a new, modern facility in the region to meet the agency’s mission requirements. The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 mandated EIS for all government construction projects.
The Kansas City District of the Army Corps of Engineers is managing the development of NGA’s N2W facility.
The four sites under consideration are:
- — Fenton, at the old Chrysler plant, along I-44, southwest of St. Louis
, at the Met Life facility, on Tesson Ferry Road between I-270 and Route 141, south of St. Louis — North St. Louis City
, near the intersections of Cass and Jefferson avenues — St. Clair County
, along I-64, east of St. Louis in Illinois; adjacent to Scott Air Force Base
The final EIS and NGA’s preference are scheduled to be published in the Federal Register in Spring 2016.
The draft EIS is available at http://www.nextNGAwest.com.
Anyone unable to access the online document should contact Amy Blair at NextNGAWest@usace.army.mil
Paper copies of the draft EIS are available for public review at: St. Louis County Library - Meramec Valley Branch Library
625 New Smizer Mill Rd.
Fenton, Missouri, 63026O’Fallon Public Library
120 Civic Plaza
O'Fallon, Illinois, 62269St. Louis County Library
9920 Lin Ferry Dr.
Affton, Missouri, 63123St. Louis Public Library - Divoll Branch
4234 N Grand Blvd
St. Louis, 63107
Additional information is available at the N2W website at http://www.nextNGAwest.com
For questions or to request a copy of the draft EIS, please contact: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, Attn: Amy Blair, Room 529, 601 E. 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri, 64106 or at NextNGAWest@usace.army.mil