Late last week NASA released a notice for two scoping hearings on June 4-5 in Titusville and New Smyrna regarding the Master Plan for Kennedy Space Center. Please see the information from NASA below and try to attend one or both meetings if possible.
NASA and its Cooperating Agencies plan to hold two public scoping meetings to provide KSC Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) information and solicit public comments regarding environmental concerns and alternatives for PEIS consideration. The public scoping meetings are scheduled as follows:
1. Eastern Florida State College Titusville Campus, John Henry Jones Gymnatorium,, June 4, 2014, 5-8 p.m.
2. New Smyrna Beach High School Gymnasium, 1015 Tenth Street, New Smyrna Beach, June 5, 2014, 5-8 p.m.
The meeting format will include an open-house workshop from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. KSC staff will provide an overview of the environmental process from 6:00 to 6:15 p.m., followed by a public comment period from 6:15 to 8:00 p.m.
The open-house workshop will consist of poster stations describing the proposed project and the NEPA process. NASA KSC and Cooperating Agencies staff will be present during the open-house workshop portion to answer general questions about the proposed project and the NEPA process.
As the PEIS is prepared, the public will be provided several opportunities for involvement, the first of which is during scoping. If an interested party does not have input at this time, other avenues, including reviews of the Draft and Final PEIS, will be offered in the future.
The availability of these documents will be published in the Federal Register and through local news media to ensure all members of the public have the opportunity to actively participate in the NEPA process.