In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. § 4321, et al.), the COPS Office prepared an environmental assessment for the 2003 Methamphetamine program. A finding of no significant impact was issued in 2003 for the Methamphetamine program based on the environmental assessment.
The environmental assessment determined that the potential impact to the human environment resulting from the cleanup of clandestine laboratories under the Methamphetamine program is not significant based on grant recipients' cleanup of such laboratories in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulatory requirements. Grant recipients' adherence to all applicable health, safety, and environmental laws and regulations in executing the cleanup of clandestine laboratories was determined to mitigate any possible adverse environmental impacts resulting from such activities. As explained in the environmental assessment, the COPS Office requires that grant recipients that receive federal funding for the cleanup of clandestine laboratories use grant funds to effect the proper removal, disposal, and storage of hazardous materials located at clandestine laboratories and directly associated sites in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
The 2003 environmental assessment is current and accurate since the underlying science upon which it was based has not changed. Therefore, the COPS Office has adopted the 2003 Methamphetamine environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact for the 2004 Methamphetamine program.