Draft site-wide environmental impact statement for the continued operation of the DOE/NNSA Nevada National Security Site and off-site locations in the State of Nevada
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is pleased to present the “Draft Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement for the Continued Operation of the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada National Security Site and Off-Site Locations in the State of Nevada (Draft NNSS SWEIS)(DOE/EIS-246-D)” for review and comment by the public.
NNSA, a separately organized agency within DOE, is responsible for maintaining the safety, reliability, and security of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile to meet national security requirements. NNSA manages nuclear weapons programs and facilities, including those in Nevada, namely the Nevada National Security Site (formerly the Nevada Test Site), the Tonopah Test Range, and the Remote Sensing Laboratory. NNSA also supports national security initiatives of other federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Justice, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This Draft NNSS SWEIS analyzes the potential environmental impacts of the reasonable alternatives for ongoing and foreseeable future NNSA operations and activities in the state of Nevada.