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Audi Land Acquisition

DRAFT FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

Audi Land Purchase

520 Smith Clove Road

Highland Mills, New York

 

The US Army Corps of Engineers is supporting the United States Army Garrison (USAG) West Point to carry out an Environmental Assessment for the purchase of vacant, unoccupied land located to the adjacent west of USAG West Point, in Highland Mills, Orange County, New York (herein “Property”). The Property’s address is 520 Smith Clove Road, Highland Mills, New York, in the Town of Woodbury, and consists of 87.2 acres of a 116.30-acre parcel that is currently owned by Audi Hills, Inc. The purpose of the EA is to evaluate impacts associated with an acquisition action, of which does not include implementation of any construction or operation activities. Therefore, the EA will assess two alternatives: the Proposed Action (Property acquisition) and the No-Action Alternative (refrain from Property acquisition). No other alternatives were assessed as part of the acquisition EA.

 

When the Draft EA is complete it will be posted here for public review and comment

Environmental Program

As the nation’s environmental engineer, the U.S. Army Corps manages one of the largest federal environmental missions: restoring degraded ecosystems; constructing sustainable facilities; regulating waterways; managing natural resources; and, cleaning up contaminated sites from past military or other activities. 

The USACE environmental programs support the warfighter and military installations worldwide as well as USACE public recreation facilities throughout the country.  In 2002, USACE adopted its seven Environmental Operating Principles, or green ethics, which continue to guide our environmental and sustainability work today.

USACE works in partnership with other federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations and academic institutions to find innovative solutions to challenges that affect everyone – sustainability, climate change, endangered species, environmental cleanup, ecosystem restoration and more.

USACE works to restore degraded ecosystem structure, function and dynamic processes to a more natural condition through large-scale ecosystem restoration projects and by employing system-wide watershed approaches to problem solving and management for smaller ecosystem restoration projects. USACE’s  regulatory program works to ensure no net loss of wetlands while issuing about 90,000 permits a year.

USACE environmental cleanup programs focus on reducing risk and protecting human health and the environment in a timely and cost-effective manner.  We are striving to restore ecosystem structure and processes, manage our land, resources and construction activities in a sustainable manner, and support cleanup and protection activities efficiently and effectively, all while leaving the smallest footprint behind.