Two Programmatic Agreement Memos for Marine Corps Realignment projects available for Public Comments

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Two Programmatic Agreement Memos for Marine Corps Realignment projects available for Public Comments

by: Catherine Cruz Norton | .
U.S. Navy | .
published: June 17, 2016

PITI, Guam – Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Marianas announced today the start of a 45-day public comment phase for two Programmatic Agreement (PA) Memos associated with Marine Corps Realignment projects on Guam. PA Memos provide an opportunity for interested members of the public to participate in the Section 106 consultation process required under the National Historic Preservation Act.

Public comments will be accepted through Aug. 2, 2016 (Chamorro Standard Time) for PA Memo #1: Salvage and Transplantation of Federally Listed Plant Species for Utilities and Site Improvements Phase I at Naval Base Guam Telecommunications Site (NBGTS), and PA Memo #2: Water Phase 2 (Water Well Development Studies) at Andersen Air Force Base (AAFB).

Interested members of the community may submit comments to criwebcomment@navy.mil. Hard copy comments may be submitted to the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) at the Guam Historic Resources Division Office, 490 Chalan Palasyo, Agana Heights.

PA Memo #1 for Salvage and Transplantation of Federally Listed Plant Species proposes the relocation of protected plants found within the Department of Defense (DoD) lands on Guam to the northern Finegayan Forest Enhancement area. The proposed project scope includes small excavations to reestablish and maintain the relocated plants.

PA Memo #2 for Water Well Development Studies proposes geotechnical work within the Agafa Gumas basin areas of AAFB to identify areas that may yield a reliable average daily potable water supply to support personnel, facilities and operations in the realignment.

To read and download the PA Memos, please log onto the NAVFAC Pacific Cultural Resources Information (CRI) website at http://go.usa.gov/kZWG. (URL is case sensitive). Alternatively, hard copies are available through the Guam SHPO.

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