Replacement Medical Center
Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System
VAMC New Orleans, LA

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announces the preparation and availability of a document titled “Draft Environmental Assessment” (EA) for the proposed land acquisition and construction associated with the Replacement Medical Center project for the VA in New Orleans, LA. This second notice is provided to allow for additional 30 day public comment period. This project would ultimately construct a new medical center campus including facilities for inpatient and outpatient care, mental health, nursing home care, and ancillary facilities including surface and structure parking. The EA has been prepared in accordance with the regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), (Public Law 91-190, 42 USC 4321-4347, January 1, 1970) and amendments. VA intends to issue a “Finding of No Significant Impact” (FONSI) after February 13, 2008, in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for Implementing NEPA, Section 1508.13.

For further information and/or a copy of the EA please contact the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center at the following:

Ms. Liz Failla, Project Engineer/Coordinator
Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System
P.O. Box 61011
New Orleans, LA 70161

Phone: (504) 553-5986

Comments should be submitted to the Director, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center at the above address.

Karen Gadbois

Karen Gadbois co-founded The Lens. She now covers New Orleans government issues and writes about land use. With television reporter Lee Zurik she exposed widespread misuse of city recovery funds and led...