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Improvements Program (FCIP) for the NCR; proposed Federal agencies regional plans
and major modifications thereto; and other projects/plans proposed on sites outside the
major installations in the region.
(2) Plans and Project Designs of Army Installations or Departments. The Army
prepares long-range regional plans; installation real property master plans; Short
Range and Long Range Capital Investment Strategies; and construction project
designs in the region. The Commission requires the review and approval of master
plans and construction project designs. These plans and designs are to be submitted
by the sponsoring Army installation or department. The Commission, where
appropriate, will refer them to the affected Federal and non-Federal agencies for review
and comment prior to Commission action. Intergovernmental coordination of the
master plans and construction project designs is accomplished as described in the
NCPC submission requirements (References: AR 210-70 and AR 415-15).
(3) Plans and Project Designs of Other Federal and Non-Federal Agencies.
The Commission circulates the plans and project designs of other Federal and non-
Federal agencies to affected Army installations or departments for comments
concerning only the impact on Federal interests or functions in the NCR. The
Commission refers such plans to affected Army installations or departments and limits
the review to a 'Federal interest' review.
(4) Capper-Cramton Lands. The Commission administers a grant-in-aid
program for the acquisition of parkland from lands in stream valleys in Maryland and
Virginia tributary to the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers. The Commission circulates
such plans to affected Army installations or departments for review and comment.
d. The Consultation Process.
(1) Early Consultation. NCPC requests Army installation or department
representatives to contact them as early as possible in the planning or design process.
Where appropriate, the Commission arranges a joint meeting of all concerned local,
state or regional officials with the representatives for a briefing and an opportunity to
discuss the proposal prior to any submission. The Army installation or department
determines the scheduled agenda date for submitting materials to start the formal
review and comment process. Early consultation includes the following discussions.
(a) Determine intergovernmental coordination referral requirements.
(b) Determine the appropriate environmental assessment documentation
required. When the determination is made that an EIS is required, then an EIS is