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Reconfiguration of the VA Black Hills Health Care System

Environmental Impact Statement, VA Black Hills HCS


The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) regarding the reconfiguration of the Black Hills Health Care System, in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The EIS will evaluate a range of alternatives, including no action, for realigning services and resources to provide high-quality, safe, accessible, and cost-effective care closer to where Veterans live. During the scoping period for this EIS, the VA invites comments from Veterans, stakeholders, government agencies, and members of the public on the development of these alternatives, potential environmental impacts from any alternatives, and suggestions to mitigate impacts. 
Scoping is your opportunity to provide input to the alternatives and help us improve our analysis of their potential environmental impacts.
Scoping comments must be submitted by August 16, 2014:
 •   by email to vablackhillsfuture@va.gov
•   online at www.regulations.gov, Docket VA-2014-VACO-0002
•   by mail to 
This button sends your comment directly to the EIS contractor. You have the option to provide contact information, can choose to be added to the mailing list for future notifications, or you may submit your comment anonymously.

When submitting scoping input to an EIS, please keep in mind that comments are not counted as “votes” for or against the proposal. A comment submitted once carries just as much weight as one submitted multiple times.
You may click on the VA Black Hills Health Care System button below for more detailed and regularly updated information. This button will take your computer to http://www.blackhills.va.gov/vablackhillsfuture/

Thank you for participating in the NEPA process.

   •   Or by selecting (clicking on) the Submit a Comment button to the right.


Staff Assistant to the Director
VA Black Hills Health Care System
113 Comanche Road
Fort Meade, SD  57741