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Department of the Air Force

Notice of Intent (NOI) To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Housing Privatization Phase II at Hickam Air Force Base and Bellows Air Force Station, O'ahu, HI (Including Privatization of Housing in Historic Districts Eligible for Inclusion on the National Historic Register of Historic Places)

AGENCY: United States Air Force.
ACTION: Notice of intent.
SUMMARY: The current proposal evaluates four alternatives--(1) No Action; (2) Proposed Action: Privatization of remaining housing units on Hickam AFB and Bellows AFS to include the removal of historic homes from the housing inventory (demolition, relocate from the site, redesignation as non-residential units or a combination of these three sub alternatives); (3) privatization of remaining housing units on Hickam AFB and Bellows AFS with terms and conditions to insure preservation of historic property; and (4) privatization of remaining housing units on Hickam AFB and Bellows AFS with the exception of housing units in the historic districts that would remain under Government control.

Information:The Air Force, through the 15 Airlift Wing (AW), will conduct a Public Scoping Meeting on February 17, 2005, 6 p.m. at the Best Western Plaza Hotel, 3253 N. Nimitz Highway, Honolulu, Hawaii. The meeting's purpose is to determine the environmental issues and concerns to be analyzed, to solicit comments on the Proposed Action and alternatives, and to solicit input for other alternatives to be considered in the EIS. All comments received during the scoping meeting will be considered prior to the Air Force making a final decision.

Point of Contact:For further information concerning the proposed action or alternatives to the proposed action, please contact Mr. Richard Parkinson, Chief, Environmental Flight, 15 CES/CEV, 75 H Street, Hickam AFB,HI 96853-5233, phone: (808) 449-1584, x232.

Albert Bodnar, Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer.