NDSDSM Letter of Determination of Effect

The National Desert Storm War Memorial Association (Association), in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS), proposes to establish a permanent memorial to commemorate and honor those who, as a member of the Armed Forces, served on active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm or Operation Desert Shield. The memorial is anticipated to be known as the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial. The memorial site is located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Constitution Avenue and 23rd Street NW in Washington, D.C., and is administered by National Mall and Memorial Parks unit of NPS.

In accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act, the Association and the NPS has conducted Section 106 consultation to consider the effects of the memorial on historic properties. Based on analysis and consultation with interested parties, the NPS has determined that the proposed memorial design would have no adverse effect on historic properties, as documented in a letter to the District of Columbia Historic Preservation Office. You are invited to comment on the determination of no adverse effect at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/ndsdsm by Monday, March 16.

The consulting parties most recently met on November 12, 2019, at which time participants reviewed commented on the memorial design and discussed the potential for adverse effects. The United States Congress authorized establishment of the memorial on federal land in the District of Columbia in Public Law 113-291. In Public Law 115-18, the United States Congress authorized the location of the memorial within Area I as defined under the Commemorative Works Act. The memorial must be consistent with the Commemorative Works Act, which ensures that commemorative works in areas administered by the NPS in the District of Columbia are appropriately designed, constructed, and located.
Comment Period: Closed        Mar 18, 2020 - Apr 1, 2020
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NDSDSM_Letter to SHPO.pdf   (2.3 MB, PDF file)
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