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Title: Environmental Assessment for the Transfer of the DP Road Tract to the County of Los Alamos. Predecisional Draft.

Environmental Assessment for the Transfer of the DP Road Tract to the County of Los Alamos. Predecisional Draft. The purpose of an Environmental Assessment (EA) is to provide the DOE with sufficient evidence and analysis to determine whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). In this case, the DOE decision to be made is whether or not to transfer its ownership of the subject land tract by deed. This type of action does not in and of itself result in environmental effects; however, the DOE has considered the planned use of the land and the ensuing potential environmental effects subsequent to the transfer of ownership in its decision making process. Therefore, DOE is evaluating its decision in light of the contemplated land use as outlined by County officials that could only occur if the DOE decides to transfer its ownership of the subject land tract. The objectives of this EA are (1) to describe the baseline environmental conditions at the tract location involved in the Proposed Action, (2) to analyze potential generic effects to the baseline environment from land development activities and future occupants' operations occurring at the tract location, and (3) to identify and characterize cumulative effects of future anticipated uses of the tract involved in the Proposed more » Action together with those of surrounding properties. In addition, the EA provides DOE with environmental information that would be used in preparing appropriate notices which would serve to preserve the integrity of the human environment and natural ecosystems should the DOE decide to proceed with the Proposed Action. « less
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 767454
Report Number(s):DOE/EA-1184
TRN: US200414%%101
Resource Type:Technical Report
Resource Relation:Other Information: PBD: 15 Nov 1996
Research Org:Los Alamos National Lab., NM (US)
Sponsoring Org:USDOE Office of NEPA Policy and Assistance (EH-42) (US)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; DECISION MAKING; ECOSYSTEMS; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS; LAND USE; LOS ALAMOS; OCCUPANTS; OWNERSHIP LAND TRANSFER; LOS ALAMOS; DP; DEPT. OF ENERGY