Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Hampton Roads Virginia
Background and Summary (“Proposed Action”)
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) proposes to award a long-term lease to develop a new community-based outpatient clinic (CBOC) for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in the Hampton Roads region of southeast Virginia.
Purpose and Need for the Proposed Action
The purpose of the Proposed Action is to award a long-term lease to develop a new CBOC in the Hampton Roads region to allow the VA to expand primary care, mental health, and eye clinic services and to provide specialty care and advanced imaging services to veterans in a right-sized, state-of-the-art, energy efficient health care facility. The Proposed Action would promote further accessibility to VA-provided health services for veterans who currently commute to the existing CBOC site in Virginia Beach.
Environmental Assessment (EA)
An environmental assessment (EA) determines if the Proposed Action would have significant environmental impacts. A draft EA has been prepared as required in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 ([NEPA]; 42 United States Code [USC] 4321 et seq.), the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] 1500–1508) (CEQ 1978), and GSA’s Public Building Services NEPA Desk Guide (GSA 1999).
GSA is in the process of reviewing public and agency input and will finalize the Environmental Assessment. This final EA will also be made public when available.
Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
Based on the EA findings, GSA issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). A FONSI is a document that presents the reasons why the agency has concluded that there are no significant environmental impacts projected to occur upon implementation of the action.