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VA Black Hills Health Care System


VA Black Hills Future

Public Meeting materials on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement  

Draft EIS Information Sheet

Comment Form

Posters on the Purpose and Need, Potential Services By Location, and Integrating NHPA and Section 106 Compliance into the NEPA process

Posters on the Alternatives for Reconfiguration of VABHHCS and Summary of Environmental Impacts Parts 1-4

 Public Meeting Presentation 2015


Additional resources to assist in developing effective public comments on an Environmental Impact Statement:

A Citizens Guide to the NEPA: Having Your Voice Heard

BLM EIS Commenting Guidelines

Constructing Effective Public Comments Under NEPA




Announcing Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Reconfiguration of VA Black Hills Health Care System

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announces the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Draft EIS analyzes the potential impacts of six alternatives for changes to VA’s facilities in Hot Springs and Rapid City, South Dakota, to support the proposed services reconfiguration.

The VA BHHCS Reconfiguration Draft EIS is available for download below. The Draft EIS is also available for viewing at public libraries in Hot Springs, Rapid City Downtown, Sturgis, Chadron, Alliance, Lied Scottsbluff, and Pierre (Rawlins Municipal). as well as in Pine Ridge at the Oglala Lakota College Pine Ridge Center library on the high school campus.

Download the Draft Environmental
Statement Here

Download individual sections here

Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Chapter 1-2
  Chapter 2 - 3.0 - 3.7
  Chapter 3 - 3.8 - 3.16

Chapter 4 - 9 


Chapter 5 - AppA-Permits


Chapter 6 - AppB-SavetheVA


Chapter 7 - AppC-NHPA


Chapter 8 - AppD-Scoping


The public comment closed on June 20, 2016

Any comments received after June 20, 2016 will not be considered as part of the final EIS. 


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