Record of Decision To Be Released Tuesday September 21, ChST

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Guam – The Record of Decision (ROD) on the Guam and Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Military Relocation Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) will be released on Monday September 20th [EST], Tuesday September 21 on Guam. No time is given.

It was previously scheduled for release on Friday, September 10.

According to a release, the delay is necessary to ensure that all comments received on the FEIS are able to be fully considered in the ROD. In addition, the consultation processes under the National Historic Preservation Act and Endangered Species Act are still ongoing.

The ROD will detail the Department of Navy and Department of Army decisions related to the following proposed actions on Guam and Tinian:

* Development and construction of facilities and infrastructure to support the relocation from Okinawa to Guam of approximately 8,600 Marines and their 9,000 dependents; development and construction of facilities and infrastructure to support training and operations on Guam and Tinian for the relocated Marines.

* Construction of a new deep-draft wharf with shoreside infrastructure improvements creating the capability in Apra Harbor, Guam to support a
transient nuclear powered aircraft carrier.

* Development of facilities and infrastructure on Guam to support the relocation of approximately 600 military personnel and their 900 dependents and the establishment and operation of an Army Air Missile Defense task Force (AAMDTF).

Media inquiries should be directed to Paula Conhain at the Joint Guam Program Office at [email protected] or 703-602-8206