The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to reconfigure health care services throughout the 100,000-square mile VA BHHCS service area. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, VA is preparing an EIS that analyzes the potential impacts of six alternatives for changes to VA’s facilities in Hot Springs and Rapid City, SD, to support the proposed services reconfiguration. The EIS also integrates compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act to identify and resolve effects to historic properties.
The public comment period on the Draft EIS closed on June 20, 2016. For information on the ongoing NEPA process, please see the VA BHHCS website.