Army BRAC NEPA
The Army must close 12 major Army installations by 2011 under BRAC 2005. Eight installations required the prompt preparation of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation in order to meet this schedule.
Based on Marstel-Day’s past performance and ability to perform the task, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers tasked the firm with simultaneously preparing eight NEPA documents for these closing bases, and gave follow-on assignments based upon outstanding performance. Marstel-Day mobilized a team of more than 30 BRAC NEPA experts across the U.S. to prepare Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) or large Environmental Assessments (EA) for the following closing installations:
C.E. Kelly, PA
Fort Eustis, VA
Fort Gillem, GA
Fort McPherson, GA (EIS)
Fort Monroe, VA
Kansas Army Ammunition Plant, KS
Lone Star Ammunition Plant, TX
Red River Army Depot, TX
Riverbank Army Ammunition Plant, CA
Sebeille Manor/Selfridge Army Activity, MI
Umatilla Chemical Depot, OR
In addition, Marstel-Day was selected to prepare NEPA documentation for the disposal of excess property at Red River Army Depot, TX, and for the realignment of Fort Eustis, VA. To execute these projects, Marstel-Day assembled an interdisciplinary team of Army BRAC NEPA experts, including biologists, air quality specialists, certified planners, economists, noise specialists, water resource specialists, coastal zone specialists, hazardous waste specialists, and facility engineers. The team reviewed and analyzed thousands of reports, maps, and data sets in order to assess the potential direct and indirect effects associated with the accelerated transfer of property, as well as other alternatives (e.g., traditional disposal, caretaker conditions, no-action, and reuse scenarios). To ensure proper quality assurance/quality control of the options, the team utilized a panel of resource-area experts to review and develop resource-specific analytical methods to ensure consistency across all projects. Throughout the process, the team worked closely with the Base Transition Coordinators, Base Environmental Coordinators, LRA representatives, installation personnel, stakeholders, and all interested parties to ensure that the EAs addressed the concerns of the community and stakeholders.
Marstel-Day delivered and continues to deliver the required NEPA documents on schedule and on budget. As a result, USACE has assigned additional EAs and EIS to Marstel-Day. Our results demonstrate our ability to simultaneously manage a large and complex program, provide our clients with high-quality work, and respond to tight timelines.