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EA-1523: Finding of No Significant Impact

Modifications at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve's West Hackberry Raw Water Intake Structure Site, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

The U.S. Department of Energy Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) (Attachment A) in response to a proposal to modify the West Hackberry (WH) Raw Water Intake Structure (RWIS) located near Hackberry, Louisiana. Based on the results of the EA and implementation of mitigation activities, the DOE has determined that the proposed action may result in short-term, direct environmental impacts to wetlands, biological and ecological resources, and water resources, with no potential long-term or permanent direct impacts to facility permits.