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The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process emphasizes the importance of community involvement. In compliance with NEPA, the United States Department of the Navy (Navy) prepared the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) to analyze potential environmental impacts from ongoing military training activities conducted in the Temporary Maritime Activities Area.

The Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS was made available on Aug. 22, 2014. The Navy is accepting public comments through Oct. 20, 2014, and is holding five public meetings to inform the public and obtain input on the accuracy and adequacy of the environmental analysis.

Notice of Intent Published in Federal Register 16 January 2013
Scoping Period 16 January–18 March 2013
Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS Public Comment Period (60 days) 22 August 2014 - 20 October 2014
Public Meetings 8-12 September 2014
Release Final Supplemental EIS/OEIS to Public January-February 2016
Record of Decision signed April 2016

The Navy is holding five public meetings to inform the public about the Proposed Action and to provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the adequacy and accuracy of the supplemental environmental analysis. The public meetings will include an open house information session starting at 5 p.m. During this time, Navy representatives will provide information and answer questions about the Proposed Action and environmental analysis. A short presentation by the Navy will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a formal oral comment session. Written and oral comments will be accepted throughout each public meeting. The public meetings will be held at the following locations and times:

Open House Information Sessions: 5-8 p.m.

Navy Presentation: 6:30 p.m.

Kodiak, AK
Monday, Sept. 8, 2014
Elks Lodge
102 W. Marine Way
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Anchorage, AK
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014
Z.J. Loussac Library
Public Conference Room
3600 Denali St.
Get Directions

Homer, AK
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014
Best Western Bidarka Inn
Sea Breeze Room
575 Sterling Highway
Get Directions

Juneau, AK
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
Juneau Arts & Humanities Council
Main Hall
350 Whittier St.
Get Directions

Cordova, AK
Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
Mt. Eccles Elementary School
Simpler Gymnasium
201 Adams St.
Get Directions

Individuals requiring reasonable accommodations, please contact Liane Nakahara, Navy Region Northwest Public Affairs Specialist, at 360-396-1630 or liane.nakahara@navy.mil.

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