Environmental Impact Analysis (EIA)

Lewis North EIS Description

Pursuant to Section 102(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, and the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508) implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA, the Department of the Army (Army) has prepared an Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact (FNSI) for the construction and operation of a new Access Control Point (ACP) at Lewis North, Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM), Washington.

The Army's preferred alternative would implement construct a new access control point (ACP) off the Steilacoom-DuPont Road into Lewis North. The proposed ACP will comply with Army ACP design criteria, focusing on safety and efficiency through the gates. Construction will impact less than 20 acres and is proposed to include the following features:

  • New Access Control Point
  • Search Building (650 SF)
  • Search Area Canopy for Trucks (4,240 SF)
  • 4 Guard booths (50SF/EA)
  • Search Area Canopy for Cars (1,950 SF)
  • ID Check Area Canopy (7,475 SF)
  • Gatehouse (840 SF)
  • Overwatch Position
  • Active Vehicle Barriers
  • Passive Vehicle Barricade (5,822 LF)
  • ACP Traffic Lanes (254,997 SF)
  • Earthwork (238,302 SF)
  • Sidewalk (1,953 SF)
  • Fencing (200 LF)

The EA evaluated the effects associated with the preferred alternative on traffic and transportation, biological resources, and water resources. Based on the analysis of the EA, the Army finds that the preferred alternative will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment. It was determined that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is not required for the implementation of proposed action and a FNSI has been signed.


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