The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Northern California Health Care System and National Cemetery Administration are seeking to establish a single location at the former Naval Air Station Alameda (federal-to-federal land transfer from the Department of the Navy to the VA) to serve, care for, honor, and memorialize Northern California Area Veterans in a manner that addresses the area’s current and future capacity needs and provides a greater range of Veteran services.
In preparation for this proposed undertaking, the VA and Navy have drafted a National Environmental Policy Act/Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) document that describes purpose, assess need for, and evaluates the potential direct, indirect and cumulative impacts on the human and natural environment; as well as consider possible effects on historic properties.
Interested Parties may view and/or download the Draft EA with the provided link below:
Federal, state, and local agencies and interested individuals and organizations are encouraged to review and comment on the Draft EA or attend public meetings.
Please email comments to: Alameda.EA@va.gov
Mr. Douglas Roaldson
Environmental Program Manager
Department of Veterans Affairs VISN 21
201 Walnut Avenue, Room 1020
Mare Island, CA 94592-1107
Fax: (707) 562-8369
We encourage all interested parties to comment on the Draft EA no later than
Friday, March 29, 2013; extended to Friday, April 19, 2013 (total 56 days).
The public is also invited to attend any of the
two three open identical meeting sessions where the VA and Navy will describe this proposed undertaking and accept comments:
When: Thursday, March 14, 2013 at either 1-3 p.m. or 6-8 p.m.
Where: USS HORNET Museum
707 W Hornet Ave, Pier 3
Alameda, CA 94501
VA and the Navy acknowledge the Aircraft Carrier HORNET Foundation's assistance in securing accommodations for the public meeting. Please dress warmly!
In response to public input, the Navy and VA are extending the public comment period for the Draft EA until Friday, April 19, 2013.
In addition, a third public meeting will be held to provide an additional opportunity for the public to receive information and comment on the Draft EA. The meeting will be preceded by an open information session to allow interested individuals to review information presented in the Draft EA. The third open information session and public meeting is scheduled for:
When: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 (4 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
Where: Albert H. Dewitt Officers’ Club
641 West Redline Avenue
Alameda, California 94501
Written, email, fax or verbal comments provided by the public will be incorporated into the Final EA.
We appreciate your input!