Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Purchase of Next Generation Delivery Vehicles

CourtPostal Service
Citation86 FR 47662
Record Number2021-18302
Publication Date26 Aug 2021
Federal Register, Volume 86 Issue 163 (Thursday, August 26, 2021)
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 163 (Thursday, August 26, 2021)]
                [Page 47662]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
                [FR Doc No: 2021-18302]
                POSTAL SERVICE
                Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement
                for Purchase of Next Generation Delivery Vehicles
                AGENCY: Postal Service.
                ACTION: Notice of availability of draft environmental impact statement.
                SUMMARY: Pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental
                Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), its implementing procedures at 39 CFR 775,
                and the President's Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40
                CFR parts 1500-1508), the U.S. Postal Service announces availability of
                the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to purchase over 10
                years 50,000 to 165,000 purpose-built, right-hand-drive vehicles--the
                Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV)--to replace existing delivery
                vehicles nationwide that are approaching the end of their service life.
                While the Postal Service has not yet determined the precise mix of the
                powertrains in the new vehicles to be purchased, under the Proposed
                Action, at least ten percent of the NGDVs would have battery electric
                (BEV) powertrains, with the remainder being internal combustion (ICE).
                The DEIS evaluates the environmental impacts of the Proposed Action, as
                well as two BEV and ICE commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) vehicle
                alternatives and the ``no action'' alternative. The Postal Service is
                soliciting comments on the DEIS during a 45-day public comment period.
                DATES: Comments should be received no later than October 12, 2021. The
                Postal Service will also publish a Notice of Availability to announce
                the availability of the Final EIS.
                ADDRESSES: Interested parties may view the DEIS at Interested parties may mail or deliver written
                comments, containing the name and address of the commenter, to: Mr.
                Davon Collins, Environmental Counsel, United States Postal Service, 475
                L'Enfant Plaza SW, Office 6606, Washington, DC 20260-6201, or at
                [email protected]. Note that comments sent by mail may be subject to delay
                due to federal security screening. Faxed comments are not accepted. All
                submitted comments and attachments are part of the public record and
                subject to disclosure. Do not enclose any material in your comments
                that you consider to be confidential or inappropriate for public
                 You may inspect and photocopy all written comments, by appointment
                only, at USPS Headquarters Library, 475 L'Enfant Plaza SW, 11th Floor
                North, Washington, DC 20260 by calling 202-268-2906.
                Joshua J. Hofer,
                Attorney, Ethics and Legal Compliance.
                [FR Doc. 2021-18302 Filed 8-25-21; 8:45 am]
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