WAPA approved the Final EA and FONSI on November 30, 2020. Beale AFB signed the separate FONSI and Finding of No Practicable Alternative (FONPA) on January 12, 2021. Based on the information contained in the EA, WAPA’s federal action would not result in significant environmental impacts. WAPA has determined that its proposed federal action is not a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment within the meaning of NEPA and that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is not required. Beale AFB also concluded that the Proposed Actions would not have a significant impact on the natural or human environment and that an EIS is not required.
The Draft EA was first made available to interested agencies, tribes, groups, and individuals from January 2, 2020 through February 3, 2020, and March 18, 2020 to April 17, 2020. WAPA and Beale AFB revised the Draft EA in response to all public comments and released the Revised Draft EA for public review on August 20, 2020. The last public comment period ended on September 21, 2020.
The Final EA and FONSIs are included in the PROJECT DOCUMENTS section below.