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Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)

WUSX Draft Environmental Impact Statement Cover pageThe Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation for the Washington Union Station Expansion Project for comment from agencies and the public on June 4, 2020. FRA filed the DEIS with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the EPA published the Notice of Availability (NOA) of the DEIS in the Federal Register on June 12, 2020. In response to requests from agencies and members of the public, FRA has extended the public review and comment period for the DEIS and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation by 60 days. Comments are now due on or before September 28, 2020.

FRA is coordinating compliance with NEPA and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act consistent with 36 CFR 800.8. The Draft Section 106 Assessment of Effects Report is appended to this Draft EIS for public review. The public may also provide comments on the Section 106 process and adverse effects to historic properties as part of the public comment period on the Draft EIS. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, disability, or family status. All comments received will become part of the public record. Commenters’ names and, when applicable, organizational affiliations may be shown but no other identifying personal information (including personal email addresses) will be published.

The DEIS and Draft 4(f) Evaluation files can be accessed via the links provided below. As DC Public Libraries are currently closed, please check back for updated information on how to view a copy of the DEIS. 

For frequently asked questions, please visit the FAQ link. To inquire about obtaining a copy of the DEIS or for further questions and inquiries please email to:

Last updated: Friday, June 26, 2020