Albert V. Bryan U.S. Courthouse Perimeter Security Improvements Environmental Assessment
U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed perimeter security improvements at the Albert V. Bryan U.S. Courthouse, located at 2100 Jamieson Avenue, Alexandria, VA, for the U.S. Marshals Service, which is a tenant of the building and serves as a cooperating agency in the EA process. The EA was prepared in accordance with Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). NEPA requires Federal agencies to provide the public with an opportunity to participate in the process of analyzing the impacts of Federal actions on the human environment.
The environmental issues addressed in the EA were identified through early public involvement (scoping), which included consultations with Federal and local agencies and other stakeholders. The Final EA responds to comments and concerns received during the 15-day scoping period that concluded in October 2011.
The Final EA evaluated the impacts of a No Action Alternative and an Action Alternative on the natural and man-made environment. Based upon the analysis in the Final EA, GSA has determined that a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) is appropriate for the proposed action. The Action Alternative includes the removal of temporary perimeter security measures and the installation of permanent measures on Jamieson Avenue, Courthouse Square South, and Elizabeth Lane. The Action Alternative includes the narrowing of roadways on Jamieson Avenue and Courthouse Square South in order to allow for improvements to the public realm. The perimeter security improvements would also facilitate the reconfiguration of the travel lanes on Jamieson Avenue. Under the No Action Alternative, the perimeter security improvements would not be undertaken, existing temporary security measures would remain in place, and Courthouse Square South would remain closed to vehicular traffic.
Environmental Assessment: Public Involvement Opportunities
GSA is now accepting public comments concerning the Final EA and FONSI through March 27, 2012. If no information leading to a contrary finding is received or comes to light during the 15-day review period, the FONSI will become final and an Environmental Impact Statement will not be prepared. Written comments must be postmarked by March 27, 2012. Written comments and inquiries regarding this project should be submitted to:
U.S. General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service
Attention: Ms. Angela Mar, NEPA Program Specialist
301 7th Street, SW, Room 4004
Washington, DC 20407
Please review the following document for further information:
- Scoping Letter for A.V. Bryan U.S. Courthouse Perimeter Security Improvements EA
- Final EA and FONSI Dear Interested Party Letter
- Finding of No Significant Impact
- Final Environmental Assessment
- Transportation Impact Study