DCL: Consultation Regarding Future Continued Operations and Management of Green Bank Obs (NSF 18-050)

April 10, 2018

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is exploring the continued operation of the Green Bank Observatory (GBO) with other funding partners and under conditions of a markedly reduced funding commitment from NSF. NSF is currently in the process of preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and has initiated a consultation under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to evaluate the potential effects of proposed operational changes due to funding constraints for GBO. NSF is also considering a possible competition for the management and operation of GBO.

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