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National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission
 
Date Start Time End Time Location
05/16/2017 1:00 PM 3:00 PM Room 311, the Boardroom of the Commission of Fine Arts
401 F Street
Washington, District of Columbia
A meeting of the National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission (the Commission) will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Room 311, the Boardroom of the Commission of Fine Arts at the National Building Museum, 401 F Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
 
Description:
The Commission will meet to review recently introduced memorial legislation, to provide consultation on authorized memorials, and to be updated on other memorials currently in progress.

(1) Site Selection consultation for the Desert Storm/Desert
Shield Memorial;
(2) Review of S.907, to authorize the modification of the
Second Division Memorial;
(3) Updates on memorials in progress;
(4) Updates on pending memorial legislation.

Presentation materials will be posted in advance of the meeting at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/ncmac and https://parkplanning.nps.gov/ndswm. The meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. and is open to the public. The Commission members will meet in Room 311, the Boardroom of the Commission of Fine Arts which is located on the 3rd Floor of the National Building Museum, 401 F Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20001. Persons who wish to attend the meeting should enter Room 311 directly through the room entry doors on the 3rd Floor hallway - this room will not be accessible through the Commission of Fine Arts offices in Suite 312.

Meeting Directions/Instructions:
Statements and correspondence should be addressed to:
Peter May, Chairman, National Capital Memorial
Advisory Commission, 1100 Ohio Drive, S.W., Room
220, Washington, D.C., 20242, Attention: Glenn
DeMarr, Secretary to the Commission. Statements and
correspondence should be mailed or hand-delivered to this
address, or e-mailed to glenn_demarr@nps.gov and must be
received by May 3, 2017 in order to be forwarded to the
Commissioners in advance of the meeting. Persons who
wish to file a written statement or testify at the Commission
meeting should contact Mr. DeMarr by telephone at (202)
619-7027 or by e-mail at glenn_demarr@nps.gov. Persons
seeking further information concerning the agenda topics or
meeting arrangements should contact Mr. DeMarr for
assistance or visit http://parkplanning.nps.gov/ncma.

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National Desert Storm War Memorial EA Site Selection Public Scoping Meeting
 
Date Start Time End Time Location
07/12/2017 6:30 PM 8:00 PM 2020 K Street NW
2020 K Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia
The National Desert Storm War Memorial (NDSWM) Association, in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS), will hold the first NEPA public scoping and the initial Section 106 meeting for the establishment of the National Desert Storm War Memorial from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on July 12, 2017 at 2020 K Street NW, Washington, DC. Greeters will meet attendees in the lobby of the building and escort attendees to the meeting room. The NPS will hold a second NEPA and Section 106 public scoping meeting for the design of the memorial in the fall 2017.

Two sites have been identified for consideration as a site for the National Desert Storm War Memorial: the Memorial Circle Area at George Washington Memorial Parkway on Columbia Island and the Constitution Avenue Terminus Area near 23rd Street NW. Both sites are located in Washington, D.C. The Memorial Circle Area site is administered by the George Washington Memorial Parkway unit (GWMP). The Constitution Avenue Terminus Area site is administered by the National Mall and Memorial Parks unit (NAMA). As part of this proposal, the NDSWM Association will design and construct a memorial at the selected site (a site will be selected under the first scoping period and design will be addressed under a second scoping period). The NPS will be responsible for its long-term maintenance.

The initial scoping will help choose a preferred site to be carried forward into site design. If issues arise after the identification of the preferred that would not allow for the chosen site to be considered, the alternative site would then be carried forward and the compliance process would be adjusted accordingly.

 
Description:
The NDSWM Association 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 United States Congress authorized, in Public Law 113-291, the establishment of the memorial on federal land in the District of Columbia. 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 Washington, D.C. are appropriately designed, constructed, and located.

In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the NPS will prepare an environmental assessment (EA) that will address the memorial's site selection and design. The NPS intends to coordinate consultation and NEPA review per Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) regulations (36 CFR 800.8) and to consult the public per 36 CFR 800.3(e) in public meetings and through our Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website- http://parkplanning.nps.gov/ndswm/ndswm.

It is anticipated that these outreach efforts will accommodate both NEPA and the Section 106 processes, although NEPA and the Section 106 processes are on two separate, but parallel tracks.

Meeting Directions/Instructions:
The public is encouraged to provide written comments in addition to, or in lieu of, providing comments at the public scoping meeting. Comments received during the scoping period will be considered in the analyses to be conducted for the EA. The comment period will begin June 23, 2017 and close July 24, 2017. The public is encouraged to submit comments online via the project website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/ndswm until July 24, 2017. Mailed comments must be postmarked by July 24, 2017 to receive consideration and sent to the following address:

Glenn DeMarr
Attn: Desert Storm War Memorial EA
National Park Service
National Capital Region
1100 Ohio Dr. SW
Washington, DC 20242

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment - including your personal identifying information - may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Thank you for your interest and participation in this process and we appreciate your feedback.

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