Vietnam Veterans Memorial Center Finding of No Significant Impact and NHPA Section 106 Memorandum of Agreement

The NPS has selected Alternative 2 (as described in the February 2012 Environmental Assessment (EA)) for implementation in furtherance of the law authorizing the establishment of the Memorial Center. The impacts that will result from the selected alternative will not impair any park resources and values. This determination is based on the information gathered and the knowledge gained in considering this proposal through both this EA and also the first EA (2006) and FONSI (2007) that served as a foundation to this EA. The selected alternative does not constitute an action that normally requires preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS); it will not have a significant effect on the human environment. Negative environmental impacts that could occur are negligible to moderate in intensity. There are no significant impacts on cultural or historic resources, visitor use and experience, park operations and maintenance, transportation, soils, vegetation, or utilities. Moreover, the NPS has executed an NHPA Section 106 Memorandum of Agreement containing mitigation for effects on the historic resources. The proposed action will not cause highly uncertain or controversial impacts, unique or unknown risks, or significant cumulative effects. Implementation of the selected alternative will not violate any federal, state, or local environmental protection law. Based on the foregoing, an EIS is not required for this action and thus will not be prepared. Based on the findings of the 2012 EA, as well as all of the previous planning that has occurred, this is a finding of no significant impact.
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VVMC FONSI Executed 06252012   (1.1 MB, PDF file)
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