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E-M:/ Heads up, City of Warren and Macomb County

Enviro-Mich message from asagady@sojourn.com

This is an Army published document concerning the 
Warren Michigan Tank Arsenal.....

Has anyone ever looked at hazardous waste/groundwater/
remediation issues at this site....which has been there
for a very long time under military control??


[Federal Register: March 4, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 42)]
[Page 10597-10598]
>From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Department of the Army

Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for 
the BRAC 95 Realignment of Detroit Arsenal, Warren, MI

AGENCY: Department of the Army, DoD.

ACTION: Notice of availability.


[[Page 10598]]

SUMMARY: The Department of the Army announces today the availability of 
the Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact 
(FNSI) for the realignment of Detroit Arsenal, Warren, Michigan, in 
accordance with the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, 
Pub. L. 101-510, as amended. The 1995 Defense Base Closure and 
Realignment Commission (BRAC) recommended the realignment of missions/
functions from Detroit Army Tank Plant (DATP) on the east side of 
Detroit Arsenal to the west side of Detroit Arsenal.
    The EA evaluates the environmental and socioeconomic effects 
associated with the proposed action and the alternatives. The proposed 
action is the relocation of personnel and functions from DATP on the 
east of Detroit Arsenal to the west side of Detroit Arsenal. Functions 
planned for the relocation within Detroit Arsenal would be combined 
with similar functions already present to achieve maximum efficiency. 
Due to a shortage of storage facilities to accommodate relocating and 
continuing functions the Army proposes to construct a 50,000-square-
foot high-bay general-purpose warehouse on the west side of Detroit 
Arsenal. Upon disposal of DATP, Detroit Arsenal will consist of the 
western portion of the installation, plus Building 7 (research 
facility) and Building 8 (warehouse) located on the eastern portion.
    Alternatives examined in the Final EA include renovation of 
existing facilities, construction of new facilities and the no action 
alternative. The Army's preferred alternative is implementation of the 
proposed action.
    The EA, which is incorporated into the FNSI, examines potential 
impacts of the proposed action and alternatives on 15 resource areas 
and areas of environmental concern: land use, climate, air quality, 
water resources, geology, infrastructure, hazardous and toxic 
materials, permits and regulatory authorizations, biological resources, 
ecosystems, cultural resources, the sociological environment, economic 
development, quality of life and installation agreements.
    The EA concludes that the implementation of the proposed action 
will not have a significant impact on the human environment. Issuance 
of a FNSI would be appropriate. An Environmental Impact Statement is 
not required prior to implementation of the proposed actions.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 3, 1998.

ADDRESSES: A copy of the EA or inquiries into the FNSI may be obtained 
by writing to Mr. Joe Hand, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile 
District, P.O. Box 2288, Mobile, Alabama 36628-0001, or by calling 
(334) 694-3881, facsimile at (334) 690-2721.

    Dated: February 27, 1998.
Raymond J. Fatz,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, (Environment, Safety and 
Occupational Health), OASA (I,L&E).
[FR Doc. 98-5589 Filed 3-3-98; 8:45 am]

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