Off-base helicopter training areas, JBLM

Scoping


The Aviation Division within the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization, and Security at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) 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, July 1, 2015 through November 3, 2015. The scoping document including project maps, and a comment form can be accessed through the links on the right side of the page under "HTA Links".

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

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

Comments must be received by November 3, 2015.

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