Intent To Prepare a Tier II Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Construction of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR parts 1500-1509), and in accordance with the Environmental Policies and Procedures implemented by the National Capital Planning Commission, the SI and NCPC announce their intent, as Joint-Lead Agencies, with NCPC as the Responsible Federal Agency, to prepare a Tier II environmental impact statement (EIS) to assess the potential effects of constructing and operating the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) within the Smithsonian Institution. The Museum will be located on a 217,800 square foot (SF) or 5 acre site bounded by Constitution Avenue, Madison Drive, 14th and 15th Streets, NW., on the National Mall in Washington, DC. A public meeting will be conducted to ensure that all significant issues related to construction and operation of the proposed museum are identified for study in the EIS. SI and NCPC are conducting this NEPA process concurrent with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), section 106 process.