NNSA Issues Floodplain Assessment For Review And Comment

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The Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Los Alamos Field Office has issued a Lower Sandia Canyon Floodplain Assessment for the New Mexico State Route 4 and East Jemez Road Intersection and Technical Area-72 Shooting Range Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory for a 15-day public review and comment period ending December 2, 2019.

The floodplain assessment analyzes the proposal to take actions within the lower Sandia Canyon floodplain. These actions consist of modifications and upgrades to the intersection of New Mexico State Route 4 and East Jemez Road and the installation of a 4-wire fence and a prefabricated bridge at the Technical Area-72 Shooting Range Facility. DOE/NNSA will take into account all substantive comments received on the floodplain assessment and, in accordance with 10 CFR 1022 and prior to implementing the proposed action, provide the statement of findings to state, tribal and local governments and others who submitted comments on the proposed floodplain action. After issuing the floodplain statement of findings, DOE will endeavor to allow at least 15 days of public review before implementing the proposed floodplain action.

The floodplain assessment can be accessed online at https://www.energy.gov/nepa/downloads/lower-sandia-canyon-floodplain-assessment. Comments on the floodplain assessment may be provided to NNSA by U.S. mail or email at the following addresses:

Mail: NNSA Los Alamos Field Office
Comments: Lower Sandia Canyon Floodplain Assessment
3747 West Jemez Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544 or
Email: NA-LA_NCO@nnsa.doe.gov
Subject line: Lower Sandia Canyon Floodplain Assessment