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Presentation at DEIS Public Comment Meetings

Published: 9/4/2013

NASA presented these slides at the Public Comment meetings on Aug. 27 and Aug. 28 in West Hills, Calif.

Public Comment Period extended for NASA Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for an additional 15 days. Now Closes October 1, 2013.

Published: 8/20/2013

Public Comment Period extended for NASA Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for an additional 15 days. Now Closes October 1, 2013.

The NASA Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for demolition and environmental cleanup activities of property administered by NASA at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory in California is now available for review.

Published: 8/2/2013 The Public Comment Period closes on September 16, 2013October 1, 2013.

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) is available online and in printed form at the Information Repositories, listed below. The Notice of Availability (NOA) has been published in the Federal Register.

Links to online documents:

A limited number of copies of the DEIS are available on a first-come basis. To obtain a copy, contact Allen Elliott, SSFL Program Director, by phone at (256) 544-0662 or by e-mail at

Your comments on the NASA DEIS must be submitted on or before September 16, 2013October 1, 2013, and may be submitted in the following ways:

  • In writing to Allen Elliott, SSFL Program Director, NASA MSFC AS01, Building 4494, Huntsville, AL 35812;
  • Via e-mail to;
  • By oral public comment at one of two public meetings at the following times and location. The public comment meetings are for the public to hear a summary of the DEIS and to provide comments on the record for NASA’s consideration.
Public Comment Meetings
Date and Time Address City
Tuesday, 8/27/13
2 - 4 p.m.
Auditorium, Corporate Pointe,
8413 Fallbrook Avenue,
West Hills, CA 91304
West Hills, California
Wednesday, 8/28/13
6 - 8 p.m.
Auditorium, Corporate Pointe,
8413 Fallbrook Avenue,
West Hills, CA 91304
West Hills, California

Following the meetings, copies of the presentations will be available on this site. The links will be posted here when they are available.

Information Repositories

For any questions regarding the upcoming meetings, how to provide comments, or regarding other matters pertaining to NASA’s administration of land at Santa Susana Field Lab, please call Merrilee Fellows at (818) 393-0754 or contact her by email at

Update on NASA’s National Environmental Policy Act Compliance for Santa Susana Field Laboratory

Published: 7/18/2012

NASA remains committed to a proposed cleanup to background that will meet the Administrative Order on Consent between DTSC and NASA.

We received comments from Senator Boxer and the Council on Environmental Quality regarding the evaluation of alternatives for the preparation of our Environmental Impact Statement. As a result, NASA has chosen to streamline its review in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and analyze only the alternatives of (a) cleanup to background and (b) the “no-action” alternative.

The Final Environmental Impact Statement can be found on the Key Documents page.

NASA's NEPA Community Informational Meeting - March 27, 2012

Published: 2/7/2012

This meeting will provide updates on the results of surveys and other data NASA is gathering as it prepares its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Draft EIS is expected to be provided to the public for review and comment in summer 2012. The SSFL EIS Factsheet describes the current SSFL EIS process.

The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. From 6:00 to 6:45 NASA experts will hold informal discussions at various displays that summarize the information and approach NASA is taking to prepare its Draft EIS. From about 6:45 to 8:00 NASA experts and NASA consultants will provide an update on the EIS impact analysis and related studies followed by Questions and Answers between NASA presenters and the public.

Following the Q&A, informal discussions may take place.

The meeting will be in Chatsworth on March 27, 2012:
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel Chatsworth
9777 Topanga Canyon Road
Chatsworth, CA 91311

Note: The hotel may only be entered when heading south on Topanga Canyon Blvd (TCB). To enter heading north, make a U-turn at Lassen St. The hotel entrance arises abruptly as you round the corner on TCB after you pass Lassen St.

Large map for Radisson Hotel Chatsworth

EIS Comment Period Has Closed

Published: 9/20/2011

The official comment period to submit remarks on NASA's 'scoping' of its Environmental Impact Statement ended September 19, 2011. If you have questions on any aspect of NASA's EIS process or about NASA's cleanup of the site, or if you would like to be added to the distribution list for future electronic updates, please contact Merrilee Fellows at 818.393.0754 or by email at

Federal Register Publishes SSFL NEPA Notice of Intent

Published: 7/7/2011

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)’s required Notice of Intent (NOI) to conduct public scoping meetings and prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the NASA-administered portion of Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) has been published in the Federal Register.

Federal Register Publication: 76 FR 39443 - National Environmental Policy Act; Santa Susana Field LaboratoryExternal site icon

Additional information describing the EIS process and progress will be posted on this site in the near future.

News Release: NASA Announces Public “Scoping” Meetings for Environmental Impact Statement at Santa Susana Field Laboratory, California

For more information on the NEPA process and NASA’s NEPA Program:

You may email SSFL NEPA and EIS related comments to: SSFL EIS (Note: Since the scoping period has ended, this email address has been disabled)

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