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Space Florida Shuttle Landing Facility Programmatic Environmental Assessment

Complete: Programmatic Environmental Assessment for the Shuttle Landing Facility Reentry Site Operator License

The FAA is announcing the availability of the Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) Reentry Site Operator License (Final PEA and FONSI). The electronic version of the Final PEA/Appendices and FONSI is available for download.

The FAA released the Draft PEA for public review and comment on October 30, 2020. A virtual public meeting was held on December 2, 2020. The public review period closed on December 7, 2020. The FAA received 3 public comments on the Draft PEA. The FAA considered all public comments when preparing the Final PEA. A recording of the virtual public meeting is available online:

A PEA is a type of general, broad National Environmental Policy Act review from which later National Environmental Policy Act documents can be tiered. Commercial space operators applying to reenter to the SLF would develop a separate environmental document, tiering off the Final PEA, to support their application. The tiered environmental document would focus on vehicle specific operations.

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For more information and public involvement opportunities, visit the FAA's Office of Commercial Space Transportation stakeholder engagement website for the SLF Reentry project.

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