Guam - After the Navy took a second hard look at where to place a live fire training range for the Marines, the Naval Magazine area is now emerging as a more reasonable alternative. Route 15 is still being considered.

In a new technical report posted on the Joint Guam Program Office website it states that it's possible the training range could be placed almost entirely on DOD owned land at Naval Mag. The public is asked to read the technical report and provide comment.

Public scoping meetings on the supplemental environmental impact statement for the training range will be held later this month.

The first will be held March 17 from 1-5pm at the University of Guam Field House. That will be followed by another scoping meeting on March 19 from 5-9pm at Southern High School. The final public scoping meeting for the Marines live fire training range will be held on March 20 at the Yigo Gym from 5-9pm.

The deadline to submit comments on the SEIS is April 6.