USPS releases Final Environmental Impact Statement for Next Gen Fleet Acquisitions

Steve HutkinsBlog, News

USPS announcement:

September 29, 2023

Notice of Availability of Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for Next Generation Delivery Vehicles (NGDV) Acquisitions

Pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, its implementing regulations at 39 CFR Part 775, and the Council on Environmental Quality’s regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508), the U.S. Postal Service announces availability of the Final SEIS which analyzes the environmental impacts of a range of alternatives for a modification to the Postal Service’s February 23, 2022, Record of Decision (ROD) to purchase, over ten years, 50,000 to 165,000 purpose-built, right-hand drive vehicles – the NGDV – to replace existing delivery vehicles nationwide that are beyond the end of their service life. A minimum of 10 percent of those vehicles would be battery electric vehicles (BEVs).

The Postal Service has identified Alternative 1 as its Preferred Alternative, which is the purchase and deployment of a mixed fleet of Commercial Off-the-Shelf and NGDV vehicles. Of the total quantity of 106,480 vehicles to be procured under this SEIS, 62 percent would be BEV.

Interested parties may view the Final SEIS here.

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