This EA was prepared utilizing a systematic, interdisciplinary approach integrating the
natural and social sciences and the design arts with planning and decision-making. The
proposed actions and its alternatives are evaluated in multiple contexts for short-term and
long-term effects and for adverse and beneficial effects. This EA indicates the effects on
the human environment that are well-known and do not involve unique or unknown risks.
It is not anticipated that this is a precedent-setting action nor does it represent a decision
in principle about future considerations.