Program Areas - Environmental Planning & Impact Assessment

Program Manager: Shari Miller (757) 824-2327

Submit a project for Environmental and Safety Review

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) defines a process which all Federal agencies must undertake to analyze impacts to the human and natural environment resulting from their proposed actions. The steps proceed in the following sequence:

  1. Proposal of an Action
  2. Development of Alternatives
  3. Public Scoping
  4. Description of Current Environment
  5. Analysis of Environmental Impacts
  6. Public Comment
  7. Issuance of a Decision
  8. ImplementationNEPA process wheel: Purpose and Need, Affect Environment and Consequences, Alternatives, Public Involvement, Mitigation.










Logo and link to NASA GSFC MOSI Environmental and Safety Review portal  


The WFF Environmental Office assists in the evaluation of environmental impacts associated with institutional and mission-related projects. We provide the following services:

Review new or potential projects for inclusion within the envelope of the Final Wallops Flight Facility (WFF) Site-wide Programmatic Envorinmental Impact Statement (PEIS), or other existing analyses.

  • Assist in the environmental review of all WFF projects including projects occurring off site.  Click here to initiate an environmental and safety review.
  • Assist in the management and/or preparation of Environmental Assessments (EAs) and Environmental Impact Statements (EISs).
  • Coordinate public and regulatory comment process and attend public meetings,
  • Assist in ensuring that all required environmental permits are obtained prior to initiation of the action.
  • Coordinate NASA NEPA training for relevant project personnel. (Click for overview of NASA GSFC NEPA training.)


For a list of projects at Wallops Flight Facility involving NEPA, please visit our documents page.