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EA-1915: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment and Notice of Potential Floodplain and Wetland Involvement

Proposed Conveyance of Land at the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

DOE is announcing its intent to prepare an EA to assess the potential environmental effects of conveying approximately 1,641 acres of Hanford Site land to a local economic development organization. Conveyance of the land could include title transfer, lease, easement, license, or a combination of these realty actions. The Tri-City Development Council, a DOE designated Community Reuse Organization and 501(c)(6) nonprofit corporation, submitted a proposal to DOE in May 2011 (amended October 2011)requesting the transfer of approximately 1,641 acres of land located in the southeastern corner of the Hanford Site near the City of Richland in Benton County, Washington for economic development purposes.