Project (6331) Document or Notice Agency Seeking Comment/ Posting Notice Date Posted Closing Date
National Museum of African American History and Culture Draft Environmental Impact Study

The Smithsonian Institution

November 12, 2010 January 11, 2011
Description of Project

The Smithsonian Institution and the National Capital Planning Commission will host a second public meeting on Thursday, January 6, 2011 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on the construction of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, planned for a five-acre site on the National Mall. The event will be held at NCPC's offices, located at 401 9th Street, NW, Suite 500N, Washington, DC. The first meeting was held November 17, 2010 at the the National Museum of American History – Kenneth E. Behring Center.

Input Requested
Members of the public and local and federal agencies are encouraged to submit written comments on the draft Environmental Impact Study which is now available.

Submit Comments to:
Comments may be submitted electronically on the NMAAHC EIS website at: or by email at Please send written comments on the NMAAHC Tier II Draft EIS to: NMAAHC Tier II DEIS Comments, c/o AECOM, 675 N. Washington Street, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Commission Action Requested
None currently scheduled by applicant.

Expected Date of NCPC Action
Concept designs commented on in September 2010, preliminary designs are in progress.

Historic Preservation (section 106) Consultation Process

Currently underway

Other Information

The Draft EIS is available here.