Revised Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Construction of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture-Public Scoping Meeting on January 4, 2007
The SI and NCPC, as joint lead agencies with NCPC as the Responsible Federal Agency, are confirming the date of the public scoping meeting for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed construction of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Notice of the date of the public meeting was provided in the Washington Post on December 5, 2006. The Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS initially published in the Federal Register/ Volume 71, No. 223/Monday, November 20, 2006 did not include the meeting information. In addition, the comment period, Web site URL, and contact information have changed.
Intent To Prepare an 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, to prepare an 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.