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Northwest Aviation Operations Off-Base Helicopter Training Areas – Public Notice

NORTHWEST AVIATION OPERATIONS OFF-BASE HELICOPTER TRAINING AREAS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SCOPING COMMENT PERIOD EXTENSION

Interested parties are hereby notified that the Aviation Division within the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization, and Security at Joint Base Lewis-McChord proposes to  establish three off-base helicopter training areas and one mountain training area.  The U.S. Army is the lead Federal agency for the proposed action.  The proposed training areas would support training operations stationed out of JBLM, but would be located off-base within Washington State.  Training operations would be conducted using aircraft to include the MH/UH-60 Black Hawk, AH-64 Apache, and MH/CH-47 Chinook.  The training areas would be available for use day and night, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with the exception of Federal holidays

The Army has prepared a scoping document which is intended to provide interested parties the proposed scope of the Environmental Assessment and to seek additional information pertinent to this analysis.  If you have any information that would assist us in conducting an accurate and thorough analysis of the project-specific and cumulative effects associated with the proposed project, you are encouraged to submit them during the scoping period, which has been extended through September 4, 2015.  The scoping document including project maps, and a comment form are located at:

http://www.lewis-mcchord.army.mil/publicworks/sites/envir/eia.aspx

Please refer to the attached scoping postcard for more detailed information.

Submit comments no later than September 4, 2015 to ensure consideration.  In addition to sending comments via mail, comments may be e-mailed to usarmy.jblm.imcom.list.dpw-eis@mail.mil

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