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Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control Public Scoping Meeting, Notice of Intent to Prepare and Environmental Impact Statement, Public Scoping Meeting and Request for Comments
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) to analyze the potential impacts of the proposed 2015-2025 Facilities Master Plan for HHS/CDC’s Edward R. Roybal Campus located at 1600 Clifton Road, N.E. in Atlanta, Georgia. The 2015-2025 Facilities Master Plan will guide the future physical development of the HHS/CDC Edward R. Roybal Campus for the years 2015 to 2025.
In accordance with NEPA, a Public Scoping process will be conducted to identify the range of major issues to be addressed relative to the proposed 2015-2025 Facilities Master Plan. During the scoping process HHS/CDC will actively seek input from interested persons, organizations, and federal, state, and regional agencies to identify environmental concerns to be addressed in the EIS. The purpose of this Notice of Intent is to inform interested parties regarding HHS/CDC’s plan to prepare the EIS for the 2015-2025 Facilities Master Plan, to provide information on the nature of the Proposed Action and to initiate the scoping process.
Public Scoping Meeting: The public scoping meeting for the 2015-2025 Facilities Master Plan EIS will be held on January 17, 2013 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the CDC Edward R. Roybal Campus, Thomas R. Harkin Global Communications Center (Building 19), located at 1600 Clifton Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30333, Auditorium A. The scoping meeting will be conducted as an “open house”, where visitors may come, receive information and give comments.
Please be advised that the meeting is being held in a Federal government building; therefore, Federal security measures are applicable. In planning your arrival time, please take into account the need to park and clear security. All visitors must enter the Roybal Campus through the entrance on Clifton Road; the guard force will direct visitors to the designated parking area. Visitors must present government issued photo identification (e.g., a valid Federal identification badge, state driver’s license, state non-driver’s identification card, or passport). Non-United States citizens must present a valid passport, visa, Permanent Resident Card, or other type of work authorization document. All persons entering the building must pass through a metal detector. Visitors will be issued a visitor’s ID badge at the entrance to Building 19 and will be escorted in groups of 5–10 persons to the meeting room. All items brought to HHS/CDC are subject to inspection.
Written Scoping Comments: If you are unable to attend the public scoping meeting, written comments can be submitted on or before February 1, 2013. You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC-2012-0013, by any of the following methods:
- Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
- Mail: George F. Chandler, Senior Advisor, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, N.E., Mailstop A-22, Atlanta, Georgia 30333
Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket Number. All relevant comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov.
For Further Information Contact: George F. Chandler, Senior Advisor, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, N.E., Mailstop A-22, Atlanta, Georgia 30333. Telephone: 404.639.5153.