Environmental Compliance

This page lists the U.S. National Science Foundation's current environmental reviews of its potential investments.

For proposed actions, NSF complies with environmental and historic preservation laws such as the "National Environmental Policy Act," the "National Historic Preservation Act," and the "Endangered Species Act," among others. NSF considers and, as appropriate, addresses potential environmental impacts such as effects on biological, historic and cultural resources, including tribal resources.

Open for public comments

Open for public comments


Thirty Meter Telescope

Thirty Meter Telescope

NSF is considering a potential future investment in the construction and operations of an Extremely Large Telescope in the Northern Hemisphere: the Thirty Meter Telescope.

Physical Design Testbed at Florida International University

Physical Design Testbed at Florida International University

NSF is considering authorizing the use of NSF-awarded funds for the construction and operation of a Physical Design Testbed (PDT) on the FIU campus in Miami, Florida.