Announcements & Events
Public Review and Comment Period:
Comments on the Draft EIS/EIR must be submitted in writing to the USFWS no later than 5:00 PM on December 16, 2019.
NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT/ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT FOR PUBLIC REVIEW
A joint Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) has been prepared to analyze the effects of the Proposed Action, which is the issuance of Federal and State incidental take permits (ITPs) by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) under Section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Federal Endangered Species Act, and by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) under Section 2081 of the California Fish and Game Code in compliance with the California Endangered Species Act. The issuance of the ITPs would authorize take of the eight State and Federally listed species identified in the Draft Fort Ord Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan (Draft HCP) during the course of the redevelopment of the former Fort Ord military base. The Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) and its member jurisdictions have prepared the Draft HCP as a required component of the application for the Federal ITP. The USFWS is acting as lead agency under National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and FORA is acting as lead agency under California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
Notice is hereby given that FORA is seeking written comment on the Draft EIS/EIR on the Proposed Action in accordance with CEQA and NEPA. The 45-day public review period will begin on November 1, 2019 and end on December 16, 2019. This review period is established for the purpose of receiving written comments on the accuracy and adequacy of the Draft EIS/EIR together with other information relative to the environmental effects of the Proposed Action. The State Clearinghouse number for this Proposed Action is SCH#2005061119.
Please go to our Habitat Conservation Plan webpage for more information and materials.
Stockade Hazardous Material and Building Removal
The Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) will receive sealed lump sum bid proposals for furnishing all labor, equipment and materials for the Hazardous Material and Building Removal of the former Fort Ord Military Stockade and ancillary buildings in the City of Marina.
The work has three phases 1) the removal of hazardous materials not including tenacious asbestos skim coat (or wall plaster) unique to Fort Ord Buildings, 2) the removal of tenacious asbestos skim coat (or wall plaster), and 3) the demolition and removal of the buildings. Each phase will have its own start date and the start is dependent upon FORA funding availability and approval. FORA has funds to complete phase 1. Because funding for phase 2 and 3 is not available at this time, phase 2 and 3 will have separate mobilization and demobilization line items which will be treated as additive or subtractive options depending on the time of FORA approvals. The lowest lump sum for all three phases will be awarded the contract. FORA member agencies may utilize the qualifications for future work and may add change orders to the contract on a time and material basis or by negotiated “not to exceed” contract amendments.
CSUMB Celebrates Veterans - Exhibition Open Now
CSUMB at Salinas City Center
FREE Runs through January 12
A new exhibition celebrating CSUMB Student, Faculty and Staff Veterans, Active Duty Service Members and Military Dependents. The exhibition begins with Fort Ord history, CSUMB's 25 years and looks to the future for ways our campus can support our military communities. In partnership with the Library of Congress Veterans History Project.
The Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) seeks public input on this review process related to the provision of a roadway intended to be a Northeast-Southwest arterial connector component (formerly known as Eastside Parkway) of the Fort Ord transportation network.
EIR Preparation Schedule:
- TBD – Distribute Public Review Draft EIR for 45-day review period
- TBD – Public Review Draft EIR Public Meeting
- TBD – Final project approval and EIR certification for Board consideration
Access the Notice of Preparation documents, materials, presentations, videotaped sessions, and other pertinent information related to this process from the button below.Environmental Review Process