A Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and proposed Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) have been prepared by the National Guard Bureau and United States Air Force to analyze the impacts of providing dedicated contract adversary air (ADAIR) sorties for Combat Air Forces training at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), Hawaii.
The Proposed Action includes the establishment of an estimated 91 contracted maintainers and 18 contracted pilots who would operate an estimated 14 contractor aircraft to fly an estimated 3,100 annual sorties in special use airspace off the coast of Hawaii to support the 154th Wing, 15th Wing, and other units supported by JBPHH. JBPHH has existing facilities to support the Proposed Action that are available for use and require minimal modification. They are located around the existing airfield and runway and include the necessary ramp space; maintenance space; operational space; petroleum, oil, and lubricants storage; runway access; and associated parking to support the contract ADAIR mission.
The Draft EA and proposed FONSI are available at the following locations:
An electronic copy of the Draft EA and proposed FONSI can also be found here (24MB). Please provide any comments within 30 days from the date of this Notice of Availability. Comments regarding the operational aspects of the proposed initiative and related impacts should be sent to Glen Bailey at 15 WG/XP, 800 Scott Circle, Hickam Field, JBPHH, Hawaii 96853, or via email to email@example.com. Comments regarding facilities and related impacts should be sent to Aaron Poentis, Navy Region Hawaii Environmental Program Director, at 850 Ticonderoga Street, Suite 110, JBPHH, Hawaii 96860-5101, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRIVACY ADVISORY NOTICE
This Draft EA and proposed FONSI are provided for public comment in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the President’s Council on Environmental Quality NEPA Regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500-1508), and 32 CFR Part 989, Environmental Impact Analysis Process (EIAP). The EIAP provides an opportunity for public input on Air Force decision-making, allows the public to offer inputs on alternative ways for the Air Force to accomplish what it is proposing, and solicits comments on the Air Force’s analysis of environmental effects.
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