Draft SEIS public comment period extended by 15 days

by Public Affairs
Joint Guam Program Office

SANTA RITA, Guam (Jun 9, 2014) – On June 5, 2014 the Department of the Navy extended the public comment period for the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) by 15 days to 2 July, 2014 (ChST).

The Draft SEIS was published by the Department of the Navy (DON) on 18 April, 2014 and assesses the environmental impacts of the construction and operation of a cantonment, including family housing, and a live-fire training range complex (LFTRC) on Guam to support the relocation of approximately 5,000 U.S. Marines and approximately 1,300 family members to Guam.

Comments for consideration should be submitted via mail to the Joint Guam Program Office Forward at P.O. 153246, Santa Rita, Guam 96915, or via the SEIS website at http://guambuildupeis.us/.

The public meetings for the Draft SEIS were conducted on 17, 19, and 20 May. “We received valuable feedback from the citizens of Guam during the public meetings. Although there is some risk to the program schedule, we recognize the importance of public input and have decided it necessary to extend the comment period by 15 days. We encourage the public to continue to provide feedback via mail or on our website. Your input will help us to better understand the effects of the proposed actions,” stated Mr. Joe Ludovici, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Infrastructure Strategy & Analysis) and Director of the Joint Guam Program Office.

For additional information about the proposed military relocation and the associated SEIS process please visit our official website at http://guambuildupeis.us/. Members of the community may also sign up at the website to receive electronic notifications when new information is posted.

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