May 25, 2024

EUL at Pax River Gets Enviro Assessment

The Environmental Assessment (EA) for the EUL at Pax River program (Enhanced Use Lease)  — designed to build office space inside the gate at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River — is available for public review at the Leonardtown and Lexington Park Public Libraries and electronically on the NAS Patuxent River website.

In September 2013, the Navy initiated the EA to analyze the implementation of the EUL at Pax River and the resulting construction. The Navy held a public scoping meeting on Tuesday April 8, 2014 at the Bay District Fire Department in Lexington Park to solicit public input on the environmental concerns associated with the implementation of the EUL at NAS Patuxent River.

The Navy prepared the Draft EA and released it last week for public review.

The Navy will host another public meeting on Wednesday October 15, 2014, 6 – 8 pm  at the Bay District Fire Department to discuss and receive public comments on the Draft EA.  The Navy will continue to accept comments on the Draft EA through Monday October 27, 2014.  The point of contact for all comments is Ms. Connie Hempel, Public Affairs Officer-NAS Patuxent River,  (301) 757-6748, [email protected].

If you have particular questions about the EA, or need further information regarding the public meeting and review period, please contact Ms. Hempel.

One Response to “EUL at Pax River Gets Enviro Assessment”
  1. Carolyn Egeli says:

    I wonder why this building is not taking place outside of the gates, so that these companies would pay local taxes. St.Mary’s Co is not getting such a hot deal, it appears to me, when this type of development takes place on federal land. Residentially developed land produces $1.50 of expense to every $1 dollar collected in tax for the county. We need the new commercial development and for existing buildings to be utilized so that locally, we can pay our bills. Also, where are the water resources suppose to come from with expanding build out? As it is, the water has to be cooled and filtered from the deeper aquifers. Safey issues are still not addressed sufficiently either for a disaster of weather or from an explosion at the nuclear plant or in case of attack in general. The one bridge north is in precarious condition. This doesn’t make any sense at all. Do the feds or these corporations care? I highly doubt it. Look at what happened to New Orleans.

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