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Public Scoping - Vietnam Veterans Memorial Education Center


The National Park Service (NPS) and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (the Fund) propose to establish an education center for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The Fund is authorized to construct a visitor center at or near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Federal land by Public Law 108-126. The purpose of the proposed visitor center is to inform and educate the public about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Vietnam War, as well as provide a better understanding and a more complete picture of this crucial time in United States history. The site of the proposed education center was approved by the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) in 2006, and is located on the National Mall, within the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial and boundaries of West Potomac Park, and is bounded by Constitution Avenue, 23rd Street Henry Bacon Drive, and the Lincoln Memorial Circle.

As part of this proposal and in accordance with NEPA, the NPS and the Fund are preparing an EA to identify alternatives and assess the potential impacts of the proposal. Concurrently, the agencies will conduct consultation under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA).

The public is invited to comment on the proposed Vietnam Veterans Memorial Education Center, and to identify potential issues or concerns for consideration in the EA. A public scoping meeting will be held by the NPS and the Fund on Thursday, September 15, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the NPS National Capital Region Office Cafeteria, 1100 Ohio Drive, SW, Washington, DC. During the meeting, comments may be submitted via written comment forms or oral comments to a court reporter. The NPS will accept comments on the proposed project through October 3, 2011.
 
Comment Period: Closed        Aug 30, 2011 - Oct 3, 2011
Document Content:
VVMEC Scoping Announcement 08.30.2011VVMEC Scoping Announcement 08.30.2011   (31.8 KB, .docx file)
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