Public comments invited for Temporary Vehicle Search Area project

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  • By 66th Civil Engineering Division

The Department of the Air Force announces the availability of a draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for a temporary commercial search area outside Gate 2 at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts.

The draft EA, prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the Council on Environmental Quality regulations, and Department of the Air Force instructions implementing NEPA, evaluates potential impacts of the proposed action and alternatives on the environment including the “No Action Alternative.”

Based on this analysis, the Air Force has prepared a proposed FONSI. The Air Force seeks public comments on the Draft EA and Draft FONSI and will consider all input received before reaching a final decision.

Copies of the Draft EA and FONSI are available for review and download.

Anyone without internet access is encouraged to contact their local library or city hall for assistance in downloading the document. The 66th Civil Engineering Division will consider requests for hardcopies on a case-by-case basis.

For information, contact the Environmental Office at Hanscom Air Force Base at 781- 225-6209.

Written comments may be either emailed to Jim Maravelias at or mailed to: 66 ABG/CEIE; 120 Grenier Street; Hanscom AFB, MA 01731-1910. Officials will accept written comments on the draft EA and FONSI through Oct. 11.