Virtual public hearings announced: the Air Force and the Marine Corps consider public comments on the Extension of the BMGR Land Withdrawal and Proposed Gila Bend Addition Land Withdrawal Draft LEIS
The Air Force and Marine Corps have prepared a Draft LEIS in accordance with NEPA to assess the potential environmental effects of the proposed extension and expansion of the BMGR. The proposed expansion, referred to as the Gila Bend Addition, would add approximately 2,366 acres of public land to the BMGR. Two virtual (online/telephone) public hearings are scheduled to gather public comments on the Draft LEIS.
When/How to Participate:
The Air Force and Marine Corps will host two virtual public hearings on February 2 and February 3, 2021. The Air Force and Marine Corps will present an overview of the Draft LEIS findings, followed by an opportunity for participants to make oral comments.
- Public Hearing 1 – February 2, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
- Public Hearing 2 – February 3, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
The virtual public meetings are now open for pre-registration. By pre-registering, you will be provided a link to participate in the meeting, and you can sign up to provide a verbal comment during the meeting. Persons who sign up to offer a comment will be prioritized over those who do not pre-register. Most fields in the pre-registration form are optional. You do not need to download software to join the meeting.
If preferred, you may attend one or both meetings without pre-registering by clicking the links below at the meeting date/time. Both meetings will be recorded, and a link to the recordings will be posted to the project website.
You may also call in (toll free) to the virtual public meetings, but phone participants will not see the presentation unless it is download from the project website or request it in advance. The call-in information follows:
- Call-In Number: (669) 254-5252
- February 2, 2021 Meeting ID: 161 392 5285 #
- February 3, 2021 Meeting ID: 161 110 2753 #
If assistance is required with translation, teleprinter, or typewriter (TTY), please contact the Air Force (623-856-5853) or Marine Corps (928-269-5728 or 5505) Public Affairs Offices at least 7 days prior to the meeting. The virtual public hearing room and phone line will open 15 minutes prior to the beginning of each hearing to allow participants time to join the meeting and register to make a comment. The meeting will conclude early if there is a lack of participation during the public comment portion of the meeting.
How to Provide Comments:
Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may be publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
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