This EA evaluates the Proposed Action by the USCG and its alternatives to rebuild hurricane-damaged facilities by constructing a new Multi-Mission Station Facility (MMB) and demolishing existing onshore facilities. Also included in the USCG Proposed Action are repair of shoreline riprap, upgrade of existing water supply and wastewater treatment systems, and upgrade of the National Park Service (NPS) boat ramp (the Proposed Action). Construction of the MMB would replace aging facilities and multiple onshore buildings damaged during Hurricane Matthew in 2016 at Station Tybee, including the Station Building. Personnel and functions at Station Tybee would be located in the new MMB upon its completion.
This EA has been completed to assist the USCG in making an informed decision on which alternative is appropriate for the rebuild of Station Tybee. The information and analysis contained within this EA will determine whether implementation of the Proposed Action would have a significant impact on the environment, requiring preparation of an EIS. If no significant impacts would occur, a FONSI would be appropriate. The EA will also allow the NPS to determine if the improvements included in the Proposed Action are appropriate for Fort Pulaski National Monument and consistent the the Park Area's General Management Plan and other applicable laws. Review and approval by the NPS of proposed improvements is subject to compliance with NEPA.