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Joint Flight Campaign (JFC)
Final Environmental Assessment/Overseas Environmental Assessment (EA/OEA)

The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering and the United States Department of the Army (U.S. Army), with assistance from the United States Department of the Navy (U.S. Navy) Strategic Systems Programs (SSP), the U.S. Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO) and the United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command (USASMDC), has completed a Final Environmental Assessment / Overseas Environmental Assessment (EA/OEA), prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

The Final EA/OEA analyzes the impacts of up to six flight test launches at up to four different launch locations per year, over the next 10 years. The U.S. Army RCCTO and U.S. Navy SSP have identified four alternative launch locations that meet the screening criteria/evaluation factors and the test requirements for vehicle performance and data collection. They also considered the No Action Alternative, as required by the Council on Environmental Quality regulations. The Pacific locations analyzed are the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawai`i; Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB), California; and Pacific broad ocean area (BOA) impact sites. The Atlantic locations analyzed are the NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia; Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida; and Atlantic BOA impact sites. Test scenarios are planned to include BOA impacts of the spent stages and the hypersonic payload, and do not include any land-based impacts. Based on the analysis in the Final EA/OEA, the U.S. Army has determined that the activities associated with the Proposed Action are not expected to result in significant impacts to the environment. Based on these findings, the U.S. Army has prepared a Finding of No Significant Impact / Finding of No Significant Harm (FONSI/FONSH) for the four preferred alternative launch locations. VSFB is analyzed as an alternative launch location in the EA/OEA; however, the Action Proponents have determined that it will not be considered as part of the Preferred Alternative in the FONSI/FONSH. The Final EA/OEA and FONSI/FONSH are available online at and at the following locations:

(1) NASA WFF Visitor Center, (9) Titusville Public Library,
Wallops Island, VA Titusville, FL

(2) Chincoteague Island Library, (10) Satellite Beach Public Library,
Chincoteague Island, VA Satellite Beach, FL

(3) Eastern Shore Public Library, (11) Santa Maria Public Library,
Parksley, VA Santa Maria, CA

(4) Central Brevard Library and (12) Lompoc Library,
Reference Center, Cocoa, FL Lompoc, CA

(5) Cocoa Beach Public Library, (13) Santa Barbara Public Library,
Cocoa Beach, FL Santa Barbara, CA

(6) Melbourne Library, (14) Vandenberg Base Library,
Melbourne, FL Vandenberg SFB, CA

(7) Merritt Island Public Library, (15) Waimea Public Library,
Merritt Island, FL Waimea, HI

(8) Port St. John Public Library, (16) Hanapepe Public Library,
Cocoa, FL Hanapepe, HI
(TGI1370066 4/28, 4/29/22)