||The NPS and the National Committee have prepared this EA in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations implementing NEPA [40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1500-1508], and the NPS Director's Order-12 (as reflected in the DO-12 Handbook). This EA is also consistent with the requirements of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (NHPA).
This EA seeks to document and describe the proposed sites for the Memorial, determine the potential impacts on the natural and man-made environment, and recommend mitigation measures related to its implementation. The EA also evaluates a No Action Alternative, as required by CEQ. The EA addresses: 1) short-term construction-related impacts, 2) long-term operational impacts, and 3) cumulative impacts that would result from this and other projects that have been completed recently, are currently under development, or are proposed within the study area.