Guam – The first of 3 public scoping sessions took place Saturday at the UOG Fieldhouse to take comments and answer questions about the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement being conducted to select a location for a live firing range complex.
Turnout was relatively sparse.
In his opening remarks, Joint Guam Program Office Program Director Joseph Ludivichi said: “What we’re here today to do,”said Ludivichi, “is to provide an opportunity for the public to learn about what’s going on with the Supplemental Impact Environmental Statement … the intent is for us to answer questions, to provide information, but mostly to receive feedback as they come through.”
Information stations were set up in a semi-circle around the floor of the Filedhouse. Each was manned by experts who answered questions on the main issues such as the process of the SEIS; the location and size of each of the 5 firing range alternatives now under consideration; the environmental impact the firing range could have; and the type of training and weapons that would be used at the firing range.
Residents who attended the scoping meeting were able to move from one information station to the next and asked questions and registered comments with each subject expert.
JGPO also put together a special video presentation on the SEIS process which can be seen below:
There are 2 more public scoping meetings and individual comments can also be submitted by email or mail. See details below.
TWO MORE SCOPING MEETINGS:
* Monday, March 19 from 5 to 9 p.m., Southern High School, Santa Rita
* Tuesday, March 20 from 5 to 9 p.m., Yigo Gymnasium, Yigo
WEB SITE: DoN has established an official Web site at http://bit.ly/Guam_LFTRC_SEIS (case sensitive) where comment forms are available and can be electronically submitted. Please note, while the site is public, users may receive an error message when attempting to visit. This error is a common occurrence among many government Web sites and proceeding to it is completely safe.
EMAIL ADDRESS: An e‐mail address has been established for the public to submit comments electronically.
Comments may be e‐mailed to Guam_LFTRC_SEIS@navy.mil.
MAIL: Residents may submit public comments by mail to the following address:
Joint Guam Program Office (JGPO) Forward
P.O. Box 153246
Santa Rita, Guam 96915