Details for The US Department of the Treasury publishes a final statement
The US Department of the Treasury (Treasury), Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), published on June 4, 2021 its Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Proposed Construction and Operation of a Currency Production Facility (CPF) within the National Capital Region (NCR). In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Final EIS analyzes potential environmental, cultural,and socioeconomic impacts and identifies mitigation measures to reduce potential adverse impacts as a result of the proposal to construct and operate a new CPF within the NCR.
The Proposed Action would replace Treasury’s insufficient Washington, DC production facility (DC Facility), and would provide Treasury with a modern, scalable, sufficiently sized production facility within the NCR that meets Treasury’s needs. The Proposed Action would result in more efficient currency production, while allowing Treasury to maintain its presence within the NCR. Following construction of the new CPF, currency manufacturing at the DC Facility would be phased out.
Treasury considered and addressed in the Final EIS comments received on the Draft EIS from government agencies, Native American Tribes, and the public during the public comment period. Based on the thorough analysis presented in the Final EIS, Treasury will prepare and execute its Record of Decision (ROD) announcing which Alternative is environmentally preferable, which Alternative it selects for implementation (be it the Preferred Alternative or the No Action Alternative), and which mitigation measures it will implement to reduce potential adverse impacts. Finalization of the ROD will occur after July 5, 2021.
Printed copies of the Final EIS are available at the Beltsville Branch Library, Greenbelt Branch Library, College Park Community Library, and Vansville Community Center until July 5, 2021, or you may review the Final EIS and associated materials, including a Digital EIS (i.e., a digital representation of the data presented in the Final EIS) online at https://www.nab.usace.army.mil/home/bep-replacement-project.
If you have any further questions about the Proposed Action, or would like a hard copy of the Final EIS or related materials, you may contact Mr. Harvey Johnson, USACE –Baltimore District, Programs and Project Management Division: (1) by email to: BEP-EIS@usace.army.mil; (2) by phone at: (410) 977-6733; or (3) by mail to: ATTN: Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) Project EIS, US Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District Planning Division, 2 Hopkins Plaza, 10th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201.
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