The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001021902-01
Notices of Availability

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR PROPOSED SHIPBREAKING OF COAST GUARD ISLAND CLASS CUTTER AT US COAST GUARD STATION BASE HONOLULU, HAWAII The US Coast Guard (USCG) has completed a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposal to decommission and dispose of the Coast Guard Cutter (CGC) GALVESTON ISLAND (WPB 1349) – a 110-foot Island Class Cutter – currently positioned at Coast Guard Base Honolulu, Hawaii, per the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508); Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023-01; and Coast Guard Commandant Instruction (COMDTINST) M16475.1D, National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures and Policy for Considering Environmental Impacts. The USCG proposes to have: 1) the cutter stripped of major equipment, paneling, insulation, and wiring; 2) component tanks drained and cleaned of fuel, oil, wastewater, and black water; and 3) a one-time tow of the cutter to a regionally located, licensed and permitted facility, to demolish (or shipbreak) the hull and dispose of the scrap property in a permitted procedure. This Draft EA serves as a concise public document that provides evidence and analysis for determining whether a FONSI is appropriate or an Environmental Impact Statement should be prepared. The EA presents the purpose and need for the action, the proposed action and alternatives, a description of the affected environment, and an analysis of environmental consequences. The EA also documents cumulative impacts from projects which are proposed, under construction, recently completed, or anticipated to be implemented in the near future. This notice announces the availability of the Draft EA for public review at the Hawaii State Library located at 478 S King St, Honolulu, Hawaii. Individuals may request a copy of the Draft EA from, or may provide comments to, Erin Hale via regular mail at Amec Foster Wheeler, 7376 SW Durham Rd, Portland, Oregon 97224 or via electronic mail at Comments must be received no later than September 7, 2017. (SA1021902 8/23/16)