Wondering what’s happening with the Environmental Assessment (EA) now that the first big public meeting is done? The project has moved into a time of information gathering and field research that will continue into the fall. Many of the technical teams, including biologists, wetlands specialists, historians and archeologists have already started their work. The first tasks involve reviewing existing information about the site and coordinating with regulatory agencies. Soon, some of the work will move into the field.
Over the next five months, different experts will work on topics ranging from air quality and water quality to socioeconomic impacts and noise. The investigations will address the 23 Environmental Impact Categories required by NEPA. In the fall, a second public meeting will present the results of the investigations as they apply to the alternatives.
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