MDA determined that this action qualifies for Army CATEXs (see Appendix A), as outlined below:
The proposed actions, consisting of (1) grading, filling, and compacting areas for a hardstand, (2) installing grounding and lightning protection poles, and
pruning/clearing trees in previously undisturbed areas are categorically excluded under the provision of: 32 CFR Part 651, Appendix B (C1) - “Construction of an addition to an existing structure or new construction of a previously undisturbed site if the area to be disturbed has no more than 5 cumulative acres of new surface disturbance. This does not include construction of facilities for the transportation, distribution, use, storage, treatment and disposal of solid waste, medical waste, and hazardous waste (REC required).”
The proposed actions, consisting of developing a gravel access road and vehicle parking lot, are categorically excluded under the provision of: 32 CFR Part 651, Appendix B (C3) – “Road or trail construction and repair on existing rights-ofways or on previously disturbed areas.”
The proposed action that includes installing utilities (power) to the site is categorically excluded under the provision of: 32 CFR Part 651, Appendix B (E2)
“Acquisition, installation, and operation of utility and communication systems, mobile antennas, data processing cable, and similar electronic equipment that use existing right-of-way, easement, distribution systems, and/or facilities.”
Therefore, the proposed action to deploy the AN/TPY-2 radar in support of FTG-04 at TSMRI does not require the preparation of an EA or EIS. The proposed action may proceed.