The Record of Decision (ROD), which documents the agency’s final decision, was signed on January 12, 2009 and published in the Federal Register on January 16, 2009. The Manhattan, Kansas site was selected for the construction and operation of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility. All comments on the NBAF Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) were considered before the Record of Decision was issued.
The NBAF Final EIS analyzes the potential environmental impacts of taking no action, as well as siting, constructing and operating the proposed NBAF at the six site alternatives.
Appendix H is the Comment Response Document of the NBAF Final EIS, showing the comments submitted on the NBAF Draft EIS and the Department's response to those comments.
EIS Scoping Process
The National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) scoping period occurred from July 31 through September 28, 2007. During that time, the Department conducted eight public meetings in the vicinity of the proposed NBAF sites and in one regional location. The results of this process are documented in the NBAF EIS Scoping Report (PDF, 124 pages - 5.84 MB).