Get Involved

How Can the Community Be Involved?

Public involvement is a fundamental part of National Environmental Policy Act proceedings, and the U.S. military wants and appreciates your participation in the CJMT EIS/OEIS process. Comments on the Draft EIS/OEIS may be submitted during the public comment period starting on April 4, 2015 ChST, and extended to end on October 2, 2015 ChST. The public comment period for the CNMI Joint Military Training Draft EIS/OEIS is closed.

Public Meeting Locations

Open house style public meetings were held at the locations and times shown below.

Island Date/Time Meeting Location
SAIPAN Wednesday April 29, 2015
5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Southern Saipan High School Cafeteria
P.O. Box 500268
Saipan CNMI 96950
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TINIAN Thursday April 30, 2015
5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Tinian Junior Senior High School Cafeteria
P.O. Box 520478
Tinian CNMI 96952
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SAIPAN Friday May 1, 2015
5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Garapan Elementary School
P.O. Box 501370
Saipan CNMI 96960
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At these meetings attendees could:

  • Engage in the NEPA process and review posters and other informational materials;
  • Learn about the analysis presented in the Draft EIS/OEIS;
  • Ask questions and discuss the proposed action with U.S. military representatives;
  • Learn about the National Historic Preservation Act and the Section 106 Process; and
  • Submit written or verbal comments.

Section 106 Consultation

In accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act, the U.S. military initiated Section 106 consultation in 2013 to determine the potential effects of the proposed action on historic properties and encouraged governmental agencies, private-sector organizations, and the general public to participate in the Section 106 process. A Section 106 meeting was held during each public scoping meeting at a separate area in each location. A Section 106 meeting was also held at each Draft EIS/OEIS public meeting where participants had an opportunity to learn about the National Historic Preservation Act and participate in the Section 106 process.