NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY
U. S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
NORTH SLOPE SEISMIC/GEOLOGIC STABILIZATION
SAN FRANCISCO VA MEDICAL CENTER (SFVAMC)
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announces the preparation and availability of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed construction associated with the North Slope Seismic/Geologic Stabilization Project. The SFVAMC is located at 4150 Clement Street on a 29-acre site in northwest San Francisco and is a major tertiary care facility that serves as a VA regional referral center for specialized medical and surgical programs.
The Proposed Action includes the construction of two soldier pile retaining walls and storm water drainage improvements on the northern slope of the SFVAMC campus. The Proposed Action would mitigate slope and land instability and stabilize a section of Veterans Drive and adjacent buildings against natural events such as major earthquakes and landslides caused by heavy rains.
Topics addressed in the EA include aesthetics, air quality, community services and utilities, cultural resources, floodplains, wetlands, watersheds, rivers, lakes, coastal zone; geology and soils, hydrology and water quality, land use, noise, socioeconomics, solid/hazardous waste, transportation and parking, and vegetation and wildlife.
Copies of the EA are available for review between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at the SFVAMC, Bldg. 3, Engineering Office, Room 19. The EA can also accessed on line at http://www.sanfrancisco.va.gov/visitors/North_Slope_EA.pdf.
All inquiries should be directed to:
San Francisco VA Medical Center
Office: (415)221-4810 ext. 2858
The VA will consider public comments submitted during the 30-day review period. The public is invited to submit comments on the EA. Comments may be submitted by mail to the above address and must be postmarked no later than September 30, 2010.