The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), prepared an Environmental Assessment (DOE/EA-2167) to evaluate the proposed expansion of operations at the Kansas City National Security Campus (KCNSC). The NNSA, a semi-autonomous agency within the DOE, conducts operations at the KCNSC Botts Campus and a portion of the recently added KCNSC Building 23 facility to support the development and manufacture of non-nuclear components of nuclear weapons. 

In order to support continued growth and operational capacity, the NNSA prepared an EA to assess the effects on the human and natural environment of its operations at the KCNSC Botts Campus and to provide the flexibility to expand, reconfigure and/or move all or select operations within the KCNSC, to include the KCNSC main campus, Building 23, and an additional facility with approximately 200,000 square feet (SF) of production space within a two-mile radius of the KCNSC Botts Campus.