The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001061673-01
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FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT FOR PROPOSED SHIPBREAKING OF COAST GUARD ISLAND CLASS CUTTER AT US COAST GUARD BASE HONOLULU, HAWAII The US Coast Guard (USCG) announces the availability of the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) 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. The Final 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 Final EA also documents cumulative impacts from projects which are proposed, under construction, recently completed, or anticipated to be implemented in the near future. Based on the findings of the Final EA, the USCG concluded that the proposed action would have no significant impacts on the environment and issued the accompanying FONSI. The Final EA and FONSI can be reviewed at the Hawaii State Library located at 478 S. King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817. Individuals may request a copy of the Final EA from Aaron Goldschmidt via regular mail at Amec Foster Wheeler, 104 W. Anapamu Street, Suite 204A, Santa Barbara, California 93101 or via electronic mail at (SA1061673 1/8/18)