Bordallo Seeks Extension On Waiting Period For Final EIS

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Guam – Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo has asked Assistant Secretary of the Navy Jackalyne Pfannenstiel for an extension to the 30-day waiting period which follows the release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement.

The Notice of Availability on the Final EIS was published in the Federal Register on July 28, 2010, and the Department of Defense has planned to issue the Record of Decision shortly after the 30-day waiting period has passed.

A release from the Congresswoman states she wants more time, but does not say how much more time.

She is quoted in the release as saying that “An extension to the waiting period for the Final EIS would give our community, local decision-makers, the Navy, and other federal agencies more time to review this extensive document.”

She adds “It is important that all of our concerns highlighted in the Final EIS, especially those of location for the proposed firing range and the transit carrier berthing location, are appropriately addressed in the Record of Decision.  An extension to the waiting period would allow for this necessary time to evaluate alternative plans and better identify ways to mitigate any potential impacts to our community.”