Environmental Assessment for the Transfer of the Kansas City Plant

Environmental Assessment for the Transfer of the Kansas City Plant

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) will prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the environmental impacts associated with transferring excess property at the Kansas City Plant (KCP) to a new owner who would use the property in a manner consistent with current zoning.

In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the EA will consider the potential environmental impacts of the NNSA proposed action to dispose of excess property (land and facilities).  By conveying the title of its excess property at KCP, the NNSA would reduce its operational footprint and lower operational and maintenance costs.  A Notice of Intent (NOI) was published today in the Federal Register.

In August 2012, the NNSA identified a preferred planning partner to discuss future reuse opportunities. Through discussions with the preferred planning partner, NNSA has determined that only land uses consistent with current zoning constraints are feasible.  This change eliminates the need to study options outside those zoning restrictions such as residential use. Therefore, NNSA has also decided to withdraw its earlier NOI published in January 2012 to conduct an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The EA will assess the foreseeable environmental impact of the proposed action, and allow NNSA to evaluate if an EIS is required for this proposed action.

Additional information about the proposed action can be found in the Notice of Intent (see link below).

NNSA will hold a public information session to provide the public with additional information about the EA.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 IBEW Local Union 124 Meeting Hall 301 E 103rd Terrace Kansas City, MO 64114 Open House:  6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Public Information Session:  7:00 p.m.http://nnsa.energy.gov/aboutus/ouroperations/generalcounsel/nepaoverview/nepa/bfcea

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