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Foreign Affairs Security Training Center (FASTC) -- Project Fact Sheet No. 2


Fact Sheet
December 22, 2009

   
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  • On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
  • The Department of State’s Foreign Affairs Security Training Center (FASTC) project is partially funded by ARRA, authorizing $70 million toward site acquisition and Phase 1 of development.
  • The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Department of State (DoS) have identified approximately 2,000 acres comprised mainly of the Hunt Ray/Crismer Farms located in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland, as the preferred site for the FASTC. GSA is conducting further analysis in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). NEPA and Section 106 of the NHPA require federal agencies to document and assess the impacts of proposed projects on the natural, social, and cultural environments.

Upcoming Events

January 5, 2010
GSA Public Project Overview Meeting

A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Queen Anne’s County High School located at 125 Ruthsburg Road, Centreville, MD. There will be a presentation providing details about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), the program needs for the U.S. Department of State, and anticipated economic impacts resulting from the project. This meeting will allow the public to learn general information about the project and have an opportunity to provide feedback.

January 7, 2010
Public Scoping Meeting for NEPA/NHPA:

A public scoping meeting for NEPA/NHPA will be held on Thursday, January 7th, 2010 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Queen Anne’s County High School located at 125 Ruthsburg Road, Centreville, MD. The meeting will focus on the NEPA and NHPA processes and will solicit comments on the scope of the action, alternatives, and impacts.


www.Recovery.gov: ARRA Diplomatic and Consular Programs - Hard Skills Training Center Recovery Plan
Public Comments and Inquiries: FASTC.info@gsa.gov or (215) 446-4815
Media Inquiries: GSA Public Affairs Offi cer, Gina Blyther Gilliam at gina.gilliam@gsa.gov
Contractors: www.fbo.gov for future business opportunities



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