CHNS Releases Decision to Construct New
Septic System for Park Housing in Buxton
Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the construction of a new
septic system within the Buxton park housing area was signed on May 21,
compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the
National Park Service (NPS) prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA)
to examine alternative actions and environmental impacts associated
with the proposed project to install a new septic system within Cape
Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore). This system includes a lift
station, drain fields, wastewater systems, and all associated
The existing septic drain field across from the Buxton Ranger Station
occasionally floods during rain and storm events and becomes unusable.
This action will relocate the current housing septic system out of the
flood prone area. The project will improve overall long-term
maintenance operations of the housing septic facilities and septic
The NPS will begin construction of the new septic system during the
2018/2019 winter season. Construction operations will not impact access
to any public areas of the park.
Copies of the EA and the FONSI can be found on the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment website at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/caha_BuxtonHousingSeptic.