Public Comments encouraged for Two New PA Memos in support of the Marine Corps Relocation to Guam

by Catherine Cruz Norton
NAVFAC Marianas

PITI, Guam – Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Marianas announced today the availability of two Programmatic Agreement (PA) Memos for public review and comments through Jan. 3, 2018.

The following PA Memos provide new cultural and natural resources information associated with planned military construction projects:

1) J-001B Phase 1A PA Memo #1 Utilities & Site Improvements on Naval Base Guam Telecommunications Site (NBGTS). This project proposes expansion of the area of potential effect (APE) that is still within the footprint selected in the 2015 Record of Decision (ROD) for the main cantonment area on NBGTS.

2) J-755 PA Memo #2 Urban Combat Training Project – Construction for Training Areas (Andersen South) on Andersen Air Force Base (AAFB). The J-755 Urban Combat Training Project is being developed to serve the training needs of the Marine Corps. This PA Memo has been amended to reflect the construction project’s APE only, since the Navy has determined that no historic properties are affected within project footprints. Consultation on the operational areas has been deferred to allow time for the Navy to investigate potential lanchos and other sites as part of the Guam State Historic Preservation Officer’s (SHPO) comments.

To obtain and download a copy of these PA Memos, visit the NAVFAC Pacific CRI webpage at http://go.usa.gov/kZWG. (Please note the URL is case sensitive). All interested community members may submit comments via email to criwebcomment@navy.mil.

In addition, the community is encouraged to subscribe to regular updates and other information related to the Programmatic Agreement by visiting the Joint Region Marianas (JRM) web page and signing up at the following link: https://go.usa.gov/x5BQS.

Those without internet access may obtain a printed copy of these PA Memos from the Guam Historic Resources Division, located at 490 Chalan Palasyo, Agana Heights, 96910 (in the Department of Parks and Recreation Office).

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 (NHPA).

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