Accession Number : ADA328265

Title :   Scoping Process Summary, Environmental Impact Statement, Relocation of U.S. Army Chemical School and U.S. Army Military Police School to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

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Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 432

Abstract : The public scoping process solicited public and agency participation to assist in identifying critical issues to be addressed in the EIS. Persons and groups thought to have a potential interest in the planned action were also informed and given the opportunity to participate in the decision-making process. In accordance with the Army's environmental justice program, a particular effort was made to identify and contact low income, minority, disadvantaged and Native American groups or individuals. The intent of the Army's environmental justice program is to identify these groups and individuals, where they occur, inform them and make available participation in the decision-making process. Input from local groups and individuals and statistical data sources (e.g. U.S. Census) reviewed during the public scoping process did not disclose the existence of low income, minority, disadvantaged or Native American communities that could be distinguished in the vicinity of FLW that would be disproportionately affected by the proposed action. A legal notice was prepared to announce the U.S. Army's intent to conduct a public scoping meeting to discuss issues relating to the preparation of an EIS for the relocation of the Military Police School and Chemical School to Fort Leonard Wood (FLW). This legal notice was published in several newspapers. In addition, notification of the public scoping meeting was distributed to over 100 regional and local radio stations.

Descriptors :   *ARMY FACILITIES, *RELOCATION, *PUBLIC OPINION, *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS, DECISION MAKING, COMMUNITIES, ARMY TRAINING, STATISTICAL DATA, EFFICIENCY, SURVEYS, FEDERAL LAW, MILITARY POLICE.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE