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EIS: Digests of Environmental Impact Statements

The federal government issues hundreds of environmental impact statements each year - and this one resource provides detailed abstracts of all of those statements, also indexing them for easy reference. EIS extracts the key issues from complex government-released environmental impact statements, converting massive documents into concise, readable abstracts. Each entry includes a clear description of the project, sections on positive impact and negative consequences, and legal mandates.

Subject Coverage
    Major areas of coverage include:
    • Air Transportation
    • Defense Programs
    • Energy
    • Hazardous Substances
    • Land Use
    • Parks, Refuges, and Forests
    • Research and Development
    • Roads and Railroads
    • Urban and Social Programs
    • Water
Dates of Coverage
    1985 - current
Update Frequency
    Bimonthly, with approximately 150 new records added
    Approximately 10,800 records
Print Equivalent
    EIS: Digests of Environmental Impact Statements ISSN 0364-1074
    789 E. Eisenhower Parkway
    P.O. Box 1346
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    Tel: +1-734-761-4700
Sample Record

Database: EIS: Digests of Environmental Impact Statements
Source: EPA number: 970148, 363 pages and maps, April 18, 1997
Descriptors: Buildings; Cultural Resources Management; Hazardous Wastes; Historic Sites; Land Management; Land Use; Military Facilities (Army); Socioeconomic Assessments; Wildlife Management; Vint Hill Farm Station, Virginia; Virginia; Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, Compliance; Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, Compliance
Abstract: PURPOSE: The disposal and reuse of the Vint Hill Farm Station, an Army intelligence gathering facility located in northern Virginia, is proposed. The 701-acre facility is located about five miles east of the town of Warrenton and seven miles west of the city of Manassas. Since its acquisition by the Army in 1942, a variety of intelligence-related activities have been conducted at the facility, including the training of radio intercept operators, cryptanalysts, and radio repair technicians, and, more recently, providing logistical support for intelligence and electronic warfare. For planning purposes, the facility has been subdivided into four study areas: the 18-acre area of the central complex of buildings, pre-dating development by the Army; the 92-acre area of post commander's headquarters, firehouse, medical clinic, and other facilities; the 450-acre area of antenna sites within secured fencing; and the 141-acre area of residential units and a wastewater treatment plant. Up to 27 sites scattered throughout the property have been found to contaminated by hazardous substances. Three alternatives, including a No Action Alternative, under which the Army would maintain the property indefinitely in caretaker status, are considered in this final EIS. Under the encumbered alternative (the preferred alternative), the Army would impose certain restrictions on reuse plans relating to the protection of cultural resources, wetlands, or wildlife habitat. The unencumbered alternative would not impose any conditions on reuse. A reuse plan for the entire area has not yet been selected, but after the release of the draft EIS, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors submitted a plan for developing a residential district on 435 acres of adjacent property. The development would include 1,596 units; the units would use the wastewater treatment plant on the former Army property. POSITIVE IMPACTS: The encumbered disposal would maintain consistency with adjacent land use, protect human health, protect biological resources and surface water quality, and aid government remedial actions. NEGATIVE IMPACTS: The encumbered disposal could reduce market value and inhibit the full economic development of the site. LEGAL MANDATES: Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 961(h)) and Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-510). PRIOR REFERENCES: For the abstract of the draft EIS, see 96-0006D, Volume 20, Number 1.
Corporate Author: Department of the Army, Training and Doctrine Command
Agency: Department of the Army, Training and Doctrine Command, Louisville, Kentucky; ARMY
EPA Number: 970148
Publication Type: Report
Status: Final
Notes: Final. Preparation date: April 18, 1997
Publication Year: 1997
Classification: Defense Programs
Update: 200605
Accession Number: 6375

Field Codes
    The following field codes are found in the records of this database. Here they are listed in alphabetical order by two-letter code. See Field Codes and Search Examples for detailed descriptions and search examples.

    AB = Abstract NU = Other Numbers
    AG = Agency PT = Publication Type
    AN = Accession Number PY = Publication Year
    CA = Corporate Author SO = Source
    CL = Classification ST = Status
    DE = Descriptors TI = Title
    EU = EPA Number UD = Update
    NT = Notes