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Code 250: Wallops Environmental Office

Establishment of Restricted Area Airspace R-6604C/D/E at Wallops Flight Facility Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA)

Document Review and Comment Process

Public comments on the Draft EA will be accepted through September 1, 2016.

Please submit written comments to: Theodore (TJ) Meyer, Wallops Flight Facility Associate Chief, Medical and Environmental Management Division, at the address below, by calling
(757) 824-1987, or by email at Theodore.J.Meyer@nasa.gov.

The Establishment of R-6604C/D/E at WFF Draft EA is available for review at the following locations:

Chincoteague Island Library, Chincoteague Island, VA
Eastern Shore Public Library, Accomac, VA
Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center, VA Rt. 175 near Chincoteague Island, VA

To request a hard copy of the Establishment of R-6604C/D/E at WFF Draft EA, please contact:

Theodore (TJ) Meyer
NASA Wallops Flight Facility
34200 Fulton Street
Mailstop: 250.W
Wallops Island, VA 23337
Phone: 757-824-1987
Fax: 757-824-1819
E-mail: Theodore.J.Meyer@nasa.gov

Background

This Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) addresses the proposed establishment of Restricted Area Airspace (R-) at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center's Wallops Flight Facility (WFF), located in Accomack County, Virginia. Under the Proposed Action, NASA has requested the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant additional Restricted Area Airspace such that NASA can conduct experimental test profiles with a much lower risk of encountering non-participating aircraft. No changes are proposed to the types of aircraft or types and number of operations conducted within the airspace above and adjacent to WFF. The new Restricted Area Airspace would supplement WFF's existing R-6604A/B airspace. The FAA, in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and Chapter 32 of FAA Order JO 7400.2K, has served as a Cooperating Agency for the preparation of this DEA.

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