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Public Notice: Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Assessment for the construction of a Child Development Center

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  • 375th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs

The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the USAF’s Environmental Impact Analysis Process to analyze the potential environmental impacts associated with the implementation of the Proposed Action for Construction of a Child Development Center at Scott Air Force Base (AFB) in St. Clair County, Illinois. The Proposed Action would provide enough space to meet the need for childcare services on Scott AFB.

The EA analyzes the Proposed Action’s potential to affect the following resource areas: Airspace, Air Quality, Noise/Acoustic Environment, Cultural Resources, Biological/Natural Resources, Water Resources, Hazardous Materials and Waste, Land Use, Infrastructure/Utilities, Earth Resources, Socioeconomics, Environmental Justice, Safety and Occupational Health, and other resource areas as appropriate. The EA compares the existing baseline conditions to conditions resulting from the Proposed Action alternatives and a No Action Alternative. If the analysis determines that the Proposed Action would result in adverse impacts to resources, the project design could be reevaluated to identify design modifications that could be implemented to minimize and/or avoid impacts. If impacts were to occur, the USAF would acquire the necessary permits and implement mitigation measures. The proposed action is subject to the requirements and objectives of Executive Order 11990.

The USAF is seeking public comment on the proposed project in the NEPA process to identify any concerns regarding the project’s potential impacts. The USAF has coordinated with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the United States Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Illinois State Historic Preservation Office, and local governments and agencies for their input on the Proposed Action. The full Draft EA and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) have been made available for public review and comment. Copies of the Draft EA and FONSI are also available for review at the following locations:

Belleville Public Library

121 East Washington Street

Belleville, IL 62220


Scott Air Force Base Library

510 Ward Drive

Scott Air Force Base, IL 62225


Copies are also available upon request by contacting the 375th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs office by phone at 618 256-4241 or by e-mail at

Written comments should be directed to this public affairs office to the e-mail address above or sent by mail to

375 AMW Public Affairs Office

901 South Drive, Building 700

Scott AFB, IL, 62225


Written comments will be accepted for 30 days from the publication of this notice.