Department of the Air Force completes USSPACECOM draft environmental assessment

Department of the Air Force completes USSPACECOM draft environmental assessment

Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) --  The Department of the Air Force has completed the draft environmental assessment of the preferred alternative and other five reasonable alternatives for U.S. Space Command headquarters as required by the National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA. The draft document was made available, July 13, for a 30-day public comment period in accordance with the NEPA process.

The final environmental assessment will take into account comments received for the DAF to consider before making a final basing decision for the command's headquarters. As recommended by the Department of Defense Inspector General and directed by the Secretary of Defense, the DAF will also review concerns regarding full operational capability for U.S. Space Command headquarters, as well as review the DAF’s analysis criteria for “childcare,” “housing affordability,” and “access to military/veteran support” to verify that identification of the preferred alternative was supported.

Once the NEPA process is complete, the Secretary of the Air Force will select a location for U.S. Space Command headquarters.

The draft environmental assessment, along with information about how to submit a comment, is available here.

 

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