St. Elizabeths Draft Supplemental EIS

Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) at St. Elizabeths West Campus

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has prepared a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the potential impacts from the proposed Master Plan Amendment 2 to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Headquarters Consolidation at St. Elizabeths. The Draft Supplemental EIS has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR 1500-1508), and GSA Public Buildings Service NEPA Desk Guide. As part of this Draft Supplemental EIS, GSA is also inviting comments on historic preservation concerns under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, 16 U.S.C. 470 et seq.

The purpose of the Master Plan Amendment 2 is to amend the 2012 Master Plan to accommodate a total of 4.1 million gross square feet (gsf) of secure office and shared-use space and 1.6 million gsf of associated parking on the St. Elizabeths West Campus in Southeast, Washington, DC. The proposed action is needed for efficiency, to reflect the current condition of the historic buildings, to reduce costs, and to accelerate the completion of the DHS consolidation. The Draft Supplemental EIS reviews the impacts and benefits of the Action Alternatives and the No Action Alternative on the human environment. The alternatives are discussed in Chapter 2 of the Draft Supplemental EIS.

A 70-day public review period for this Draft Supplemental EIS begins on Friday, May 8, 2020, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2020. Agencies and the public are encouraged to provide written comments on the Draft Supplemental EIS in addition to or in lieu of giving their comments at the public hearing.

A pre-recorded presentation is available below or by phone at 410-777-9538, from July 1 through July 16, 2020.

St_Elizabeths_DEIS_Chapters_1-9_May_2020 [PDF - 8 MB]
St_Elizabeths_DEIS_Appendices_A-C_May_2020 [PDF - 10 MB]
St_Elizabeths_DEIS_Appendix_D_Part_1_May_2020 [PDF - 15 MB]
St_Elizabeths_DEIS_Appendix_D_Part_2_Part 1_May_2020 [PDF - 17 MB]
St_Elizabeths_DEIS_Appendix_D_Part_2_Part_2_May_2020 [PDF - 15 MB]
St_Elizabeths_DEIS_Appendix_D_Part_2_Part_3_May_2020 [PDF - 7 MB]
St_Elizabeths_DEIS_Appendices_E-G_May_2020.pdf [PDF - 7 MB]

St. Elizabeths Master Plan Amendment #2, May 2020 [PDF - 7 MB]

Online comments must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2020. To submit online comments, please visit the following webpage:

St. Elizabeths Master Plan Amendment #2 EIS Online Comments

Please send all written comments by Thursday, July 16, 2020 to:

Mr. Paul Gyamfi
Office of Planning and Design Quality
Public Buildings Service, NCR
U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street, NW, Room 4400
Washington, DC 20405

or by email at

Last Reviewed: 2020-06-30