During the planning phase for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, the environmental impacts of constructing and operating the proposed facility on MSU’s campus were researched. The findings were taken into consideration as the facility was planned and built. In addition, meetings were held to gather public input on the project.
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 requires environmental impact analysis for major federal actions that may significantly affect the quality of the environment.
Below are several documents outlining the environmental finding and public involvement in the planning process.
The following public meetings were held during the planning process. During the open houses and meetings, attendees viewed exhibits, reviewed project materials, and spoke with subject matter experts. Attendees also had the opportunity to tour NSCL.
- November 11, 2009: Educational open house (hosted by MSU) and scoping meeting (hosted by DOE)
- March 24, 2010: Open house and meeting (hosted by DOE)
- National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
- Final FONSI (PDF)
- Final FRIB EA (PDF)
- DOE Notice of Intent, October 2009 (PDF)
- Draft Environmental Assessment for DOE Funding of the Construction and Operation of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, March 2010 (Draft FRIB EA - PDF)
- FRIB Project history posters (PDF - used at the public meetings in 2009)
- FRIB Project fact sheets (PDF - used at the public meetings in 2009)
- FRIB Project history posters (PDF - used at the public meetings in 2010)
- FRIB Project fact sheets (PDF - used at the public meetings in 2010)
- Notice of Intent - Published in the Federal Register on October 27, 2009 (PDF)
- Scoping Process - Scoping period was October 27 through December 11, 2009. Scoping meeting was held on November 11, 2009. (PDF)
- Draft FRIB EA - Comment period was March 16 through April 16, 2010. Public meeting was held on March 24, 2010. (PDF)
- Final FRIB EA - September 2010 (PDF)
- Final FONSI - September 2010 (PDF)