Environmental Impact Analysis (EIA)

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ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE CONVERSION OF THE 5-5 AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY BATTALION AT JBLM

The Department of the Army is in the process of converting some of its Air Defense Artillery (ADA) weapons systems to meet the changing nature of enemy threats from the air, including rockets, artillery, and mortars (RAM). The proposed action will implement a counter-RAM mission for the 5-5 ADA, including the arrival of the Land-based Phalanx Weapons System (LPWS) to Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Under the proposed action, the 5-5 ADA will exchange 24 of their Avengers for 24 of the LPWS. A permanent increase of approximately 93 soldiers would be included to meet the maintenance requirements of the LPWS. All live-fire activities with the LPWS would occur at Yakima Training Center.

An Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact have been prepared for this action and are now available for public review. These documents and related information can be found at: http://www.lewis-mcchord.army.mil/publicworks/sites/envir/eia.aspx

For further information, or to submit comments, send an email to usarmy.jblm.imcom.list.dpw-eis@mail.mil or write to:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
DIRECTORATE OF PUBLIC WORKS
ATTN ENVIRONMENTAL DIVISION (NEPA)
2012 LIGGETT AVE, BOX 339500 MS 17
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, WA 98433-9500

Comments must be received by September 20, 2013 to be considered.

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