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The Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. has prepared a draft Environmental Assessment in cooperation with Fort Meade for an easement for the construction of a new electrical substation, overhead to underground transition station and associated transmission line duct-bank connections.

The substation will provide electricity to three separate electrical power facilities for the Maryland Procurement Office within Fort Meade.

Construction of the stations and duct banks will require up to 21.9 acres of surface disturbance, of which 13.1 acres are Fort Meade property.

The proposed location for the electrical substation is a 10-acre area of undisturbed forest located in the southwestern portion of Fort Meade. The transmission-line duct banks will cross underneath Little Patuxent River and Route 32 using Horizontal Directional Drilling technology.

This EA has been prepared to evaluate the proposed action, the alternative sites for the proposed action and the no action alternative.

The results in the EA show that the proposed action would not have significant adverse impacts on the environment, indicating that a Finding of No Significant Impact would be appropriate.

Therefore, an environmental impact statement is not necessary to implement the proposed action.

Copies of the draft EA and draft FNSI are available for review and comment at the Medal of Honor Memorial Library, 4418 Llewellyn Ave.

Copies may be downloaded at ftmeade.army.mil under Environmental Programs, Public Notices or by calling Suzanne Teague, Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division, at 301-677-9185 or by emailing suzanne.m.teague.civ@mail.mil.

Requests for copies may be mailed to the DPW Environmental Division, 239 Chisholm Ave.

Comments should be submitted no later than 30 days from the publication of this notice.

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