Public urged to participate in upcoming scoping process on Missile Defense System

Acting Gov. Joshua Tenorio

Democrat Acting Gov. Joshua Tenorio receives official notice of intent for the 360 Degree Missile Defense System.

Rear Admiral Benjamin Nicholson, Joint Region Marianas Commander, notified Tenorio of the Missile Defense Agency’s plans to publish a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register.

This would start the public comment period for an Environmental Impact Statement or EIS for a 360 degree Enhanced Integrated Air and Missile Defense System.

According to a press release sent by the Office of the Governor of Guam, several federal agencies are working collaboratively on the EIS.

The community is encouraged to participate in the scoping process and provide public input. The public comment period will begin on May 5 through June 27.

Scoping meetings will be held at the University of Guam Field House on June 14, at Okkodo High School in Dededo on June 15, and at Southern High School Santa Rita-Sumai on June 16, all from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

“During these times of increased tension in the Asia Pacific region, the Department of Defense has assured me they will do everything they can to protect Guam,” said Tenorio.