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Draft SEIS expected this week

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - New development reports now on the military buildup as the draft of the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement is set to be released in the next 24 hours.

The Joint Guam Program Office announces Friday's release of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. The SEIS provides an analysis of the proposed housing and live-fire training area and associated infrastructure to support the relocation of the substantially reduced number of U.S. Marines and dependents that were previously analyzed. According to a media release from JGPO the SEIS will include the Department of the Navy's preferred alternative which is to construct and operate a cantonment, including family housing, at Naval Base Guam, telecommunications site Finegayan and a live fire training range complex at Andersen Air Force Base - Northwest Field  once the Draft SEIS is released it kicks off a 2-month public comment period. Public meetings are scheduled for the following dates and locations:

-an open house is scheduled for Saturday, May 17th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a public hearing from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m at  Okkodo High School,

-Monday, May 19th there will be an open house from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. followed by the public hearing up until 9pm at the Phoenix Center at Father Dueñas Memorial

-And finally an open house is scheduled for Tuesday May 20th from 5-7pm  and a public hearing up until 9pm at the former McCool School in Santa Rita

Beginning Friday you can view the Draft DEIS at  http://guambuildupeis.us. The final SEIS is expected to be released early next year, followed by the Record of Decision later in the year.

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