[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 115 (Wednesday, June 16, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34182-34183]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-14491]


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POSTAL SERVICE


Notice of Intent To Prepare a Programmatic Environmental 
Assessment for Proposed Mobile Fueling Operations, Nationwide

AGENCY: Postal Service.

ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare a Programmatic Environmental 
Assessment.

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SUMMARY: To comply with the requirements of the National Environmental 
Policy Act (NEPA), the Postal Service intends to prepare a Programmatic 
Environmental Assessment (PEA) for the use of mobile fueling 
contractors to fuel postal vehicles on-site at selected Postal Service 
facilities located throughout the United States. This PEA will evaluate 
the environmental impacts of the proposed action versus taking no 
action.

DATES: It is estimated that the Programmatic Environmental Assessment 
will be completed by August 1, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may direct questions or requests for 
additional information to: Melinda Hulsey Edwards, Manager, 
Environmental Compliance and Risk Mitigation, Environmental Policy and 
Programs, U.S. Postal Service, 225 N. Humphries Blvd., Memphis, TN 
38166-0865; (901) 747-7424.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Purpose. This notice concerns a proposed operational change for 
fueling postal delivery vehicles and the intent of the Postal Service, 
pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act 
(NEPA) of 1969, its implementing procedures at 39 CFR part 775, and the 
President's Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 
1500-1508), to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Assessment to 
evaluate the environmental impacts of the proposed action versus taking 
``no action.''

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    Proposed Action. The Postal Service proposes to utilize mobile 
fueling contractors to fuel vehicles on site at selected postal 
facilities located throughout the United States. The program would 
focus on, but not be limited to, city and rural delivery units with 30 
or more routes using vehicles owned by the Postal Service. Based on 
these criteria, it is anticipated that up to 1,100 sites may be 
eligible to convert to mobile fueling. Mobile fueling, also known as 
fleet fueling, wet fueling, or wet hosing, is the practice of filling 
fuel tanks of vehicles directly from tank trucks. In this scenario, 
mobile refueling contractors drive tank trucks onto Postal Service 
property to fuel parked delivery vehicles and drive the tank trucks off 
site when fueling is completed. At this time, the only alternative 
identified is the ``no action'' alternative of continuing to fuel 
delivery vehicles off-site at commercial gas stations.

Stanley F. Mires,
Chief Counsel, Legislative.
[FR Doc. 2010-14491 Filed 6-11-10; 4:15 pm]
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