Vulcan Centaur Program Operations and Launch from SLC-3E


SCH Number
Lead Agency
United States Air Force (USAF)
Document Title
Vulcan Centaur Program Operations and Launch from SLC-3E
Document Type
SEA - SEA - Supplemental EIR
Present Land Use
Federal Military Facility
Document Description
ULA announced the Vulcan Centaur Program in 2015 to reduce cost, increase launch capability and provide the opportunity to partner with companies in the United States (US) to develop rocket engines that eliminate reliance on the current Atlas V Russian-supplied RD-180 engines. The Vulcan Centaur vehicle is designed primarily to meet all current United States Air Force (USAF) and United States Space Force (USSF) Launch Service Agreement (LSA), previously referred to as the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV), requirements and will support National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Department of Defense (DoD) and commercial payloads. ULA intends to phase out its current Atlas V and Delta IV Program. ULA’s Delta II launch vehicle was retired in 2019.

Contact Information

Tracy Curry
Agency Name
NEPA Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Barbara
Citywide, Countywide, Statewide

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Other (Space Launch Site Program Change)
Local Actions
SEA Program Change
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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