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EA-1415: Final Environmental Assessment

Proposed Conveyance of the American Musuem of Science and Energy and Associated Property Parcel G, and Parcel 279.01

The proposed action evaluated in this environmental assessment (EA) is the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) conveyance of the American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE) and associated property, Parcel G, and Parcel 279.01. The purpose of the proposed DOE action is to provide for the long-term financial stability of the AMSE to preserve the museum as an asset to the city of Oak Ridge and the surrounding region. The proposed conveyance is also intended to help offset the long-term cost of operating the museum. The purpose of the proposed action is also to convey excess (i.e., property not needed to fulfill DOE current or foreseeable future missions) DOE-Oak Ridge Office (ORO) real property (i.e., buildings and land) for economic development to help offset potential economic losses resulting from DOE downsizing, facility closeouts, and work force restructuring.