Many of you may have read the summary of the open house discussion concerning the proposed move of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s production facilities to the USDA’s Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC) in the December 5, 2019 Greenbelt News Review (this issue is available online as a PDF at https://www.greenbeltnewsreview.com/issues/GNR20191205.pdf). If you haven’t read it, it provides a good overview of the issue.
This Open House, attended by about 20 Greenbelt residents, was held by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Open House included a display of posters that were designed to provide the public with more information about the proposed move and the planning process for the project. Staff were available to answer questions. It is also part of a scoping process, which started with a notice of intent in the Federal Register published November 15, 2019. The scoping process includes a period for public comment which began November 15 and will run through December 15, 2019. Residents are urged to comment. You may comment online, by email, or in writing. Emails must be sent by 11:59 PM on December 15, 2019. Letters must be postmarked by December 15, 2019.