Press Release

65FR37802 National Environmental Policy Act; Ames Development Plan for NASA Ames Research Center

By SpaceRef Editor
June 16, 2000
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Archive-Name: gov/us/fed/nara/fed-register/2000/jun/16/65FR37802 Posting-number: Volume 65, Issue 117, Page 37802
 
[Federal Register: June 16, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 117)]
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From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov] [DOCID:fr16jn00-81]                       
 
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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
 
[Notice: 00-068]
 
 
National Environmental Policy Act; Ames Development Plan for NASA Ames Research Center
 
AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
 
ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) and conduct scoping for an Ames Development Plan (ADP) for NASA Ames Research Center (hereinafter referred to as the “Center”).
 
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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the Council on
Environmental Quality Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and NASA Policy and Procedures (14 CFR part
 
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1216 subpart 1216.3), NASA intends to conduct scoping and prepare an EIS for the proposed ADP. The ADP will include integrated development plans for the following areas within the Center: (1) A portion of the Center comprised of approximately 86 hectares (213 acres) situated between the original Center campus, the airfield, U.S. Highway 101, and U.S. Air Force controlled military housing area (hereinafter referred to as the “NASA Research Park”); (2) a portion of the Center
comprised of 385 hectares (952 acres) including the airfield and lands to the east of the airfield (hereinafter referred to as “East Side- Airfield”); (3) a portion of the Center comprising 38 hectares (94.6 acres) located north of the original Center campus (hereinafter referred to as “Bay View”); and (4) that portion of the Center comprising the original 97 hectares (240 acres) Center campus
(hereinafter referred to as the “ARC Facilities”). The Center is located in Santa Clara County, California. The EIS will address the environmental issues associated with the ADP and its implementation.     The ADP will focus, in part, on the NASA Research Park, proposed as a world-class, shared-use educational and research and development (R&D) campus focused on astrobiology, life sciences, space sciences, nanotechnology, information technology, and aeronautics. The goal of the NASA Research Park is to create partnerships with Federal, state, and local government agencies, universities, private industry and non- profit organizations in support of NASA’s mission to conduct research on and develop new technologies. The ADP will also focus on proposed new development in Bay View and East Side-Airfield, and potential replacement of existing NASA research facilities in the ARC Facilities.
 
DATES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments or environmental concerns to NASA on or before July 31, 2000 to ensure full consideration during the scoping process. Public scoping meetings will be held in the vicinity of the Center during the middle part of July 2000. The specific meeting times and locations will be published in the San Jose Mercury News and the La Oferta Review. The meeting schedule can also be obtained from Michael Mewhinney at the phone number listed below.
 
ADDRESSES: Comments should be submitted to Ms. Sandy Olliges, NASA Ames Research Center, Environmental Services Office, Mail Stop 218-1, Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000. While hard copy comments are preferred, comments by electronic mail may be sent to [email protected]
 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Mewhinney, Development and Communication Office, 650-604-3937.

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