Notice of Availability
Draft Finding of No Significant Impact and Draft Environmental Assessment Outfall 40 and Reservoir Improvements at Holston Army Ammunition Plant, Tennessee
The United States Army is publishing this notice to announce the availability of the Draft Finding of No Significant Impact and Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to make upgrades to the existing river water reservoir and outfall 40 cooling water channel at Holston Army Ammunition Plant (HSAAP) in Kingsport, Tennessee. The proposed action is needed to ensure safe and environmentally compliant manufacturing operations at HSAAP. The EA evaluates two action alternatives and addresses the potential environmental consequences resulting from implementation of the proposed action. As required by the National Environmental Policy Act, a No Action Alternative is also addressed. The proposed action has the potential to impact wetlands and floodplains and is subject to the requirements and objectives of Executive Orders (EOs) 11990 (Protection of Wetlands) and 11988 (Floodplain Management). This notice complies with Section 2(a)(4) of EO 11988 and Section 2(b) of EO 11990. The Army requests public comment to determine if there are any public concerns regarding the project’s potential impacts on wetlands and floodplains.
The Draft Finding of No Significant Impact and Draft EA are available for review for 30 days with all comments due on or before May 16, 2022. The documents are available for review by accessing the official home page of the Joint Munitions Command (Holston Army Ammunition Plant) at https://www.jmc.army.mil/Installations.aspx?id=HolstonProgress. The documents are also available by accessing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers public notice website: https://www.nao.usace.army.mil/Media/Public-Notices/. A hard copy may be requested by contacting Kathy Cole, HSAAP Staff Action Specialist at 423-578-6285 or firstname.lastname@example.org or via letter at Attn: Kathy Cole, 4509 West Stone Drive, Kingsport, TN 37660. Comments should be submitted by standard mail to HSAAP, c/o Holston Army Environmental Department, Attn: Kathy Cole, 4509 West Stone Drive, Kingsport, TN 37660. Comments can also be submitted electronically via the email address provided above. All parties must submit their comments on or before May 16, 2022.