Environmental Impact Statement

The FAA released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for public review on Thursday, March 8, 2018. The public comment period to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement closed June 14, 2018. Over 15,000 comments were submitted from environmental groups, concerned American citizens, government agencies, and local taxpayers.

On May 5, 2020, the FAA announced that they were requiring Camden County to prepare a revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement in order to address the change to a spaceport focused on small launch vehicles. The revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement will also presumably address over 15,000 substantive comments offered by the public to the original Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The FAA indicated that the revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement would be released for public review and comment in January 2021.  The new estimated date for the FAA’s record of decision on the Environmental Impact Statement is October of 2021.

Here are a few of the notable comment letters that were submitted to the FAA in 2018.