National Foreign Affairs Training Center 2017 Master Plan Update

Project Background

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) is updating the Master Plan for the 72-acre George P. Shultz National Foreign Affairs Training Center (NFATC) located at the former Arlington Hall Station in Arlington Virginia. NFATC is the headquarters for the Foreign Service Institute (FSI). As part of the 2016 Master Plan Update, the GSA, on behalf of DOS, is preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. GSA is the lead federal agency for the EA.

This Update will follow the vision established by the original 1989 Master Plan and the 2005 Update, and will advance previously identified projects and provide for additional infrastructure projects needed to support the current FSI mission.

The NFATC is comprised of two major parcels: a 65 +/- acre main academic campus, and the 7 +/- acre West Parcel, used by FSI for satellite parking and, by Memorandum of Agreement with Arlington County, as a public park. The area of the buildings on the NFATC campus now totals 623, 547 +/- GSF. With the implementation of this Update, the primary uses of the NFATC campus will remain unchanged.

Public Involvement Opportunity

Upcoming Opportunities: A copy of the Final EA and Finding of No significant Impact (FONSI) is available for public review at the following locations:

Columbia Pike Branch Library 
816 S Walter Reed Drive 
Arlington, VA 22204

Central Library
1015 N Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22201

Glencarlyn Branch Library
300 S Kensington Street
Arlington, VA 22204

Agencies and members of the public are encouraged to provide written comments on the Final EA.  Written comments regarding the EA must be postmarked no later than May 6, 2017 and sent to the following address:

Ms. Alexis Gray
NEPA Compliance Specialist
Office of Planning and Design Quality
Public Buildings Service
National Capital Region
U.S. General Services Administration
301 7th Street, SW - Room 4004
Washington, DC 20407

Comments can also be sent by email to; email subject line: NFATC Final EA Comments. All emails must be received by 11:59 p.m., May 6, 2017.

Final Environmental Assessment for the National Foreign Affairs Training Center (NFATC)
2017 Master Plan

Final EA, April 2017  [PDF- 6.19 MB]
Appendix A  [PDF - 9.39 MB]
Appendix B [PDF - 8.79 MB]
Appendix C, Part1 [PDF - 11.31 MB] 
Appendix C, Part 2
[PDF - 9.65 MB] 
Appendix D [PDF - 7.85 MB]
Appendix E [PDF - 9.42 MB]

NFATC Interested Party Letter--Final EA 4-6-2017 [PDF - 106.73 KB]
NFATC FONSI--Final 4-6-2017 [PDF - 372.19 KB]

Important Documents 

NFTAC Response Letter to Interested Parties ( May 11, 2017) [PDF - 63.95 KB]

Final NFATC Scoping Letter to Interested Parties [DOC - 596 KB]

NFATC Newsletter, July 15, 2016 [PDF - 3.63 MB]

NFATC Display Boards [PDF - 5.49 MB]

NFATC Public Scoping Meeting Comment Form [PDF - 117.91 KB] 

Draft Environmental Assessment NFATC 12-09-16, Volume 1 [PDF - 11.99 MB]

Draft Environmental Assessment NFATC 12-09-16, Volume 2 [PDF - 14.65 MB]

Draft Environmental Assessment NFATC 12-09-16, Volume 3 [PDF - 15.40 MB]



Last Reviewed 2017-05-18