Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Environmental Impact Statement
The United States Air Force is issuing this notice to advise the public of its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent basing action and Minuteman III demilitarization at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming; Malmstrom AFB, Montana; and Minot AFB, North Dakota.
The EIS will assess the potential environmental consequences of the proposal of GBSD, which will modernize and replace Minuteman III flight systems, weapon system command and control, and launch systems (launch facilities, control centers, and other ground infrastructure). It will also address GBSD and MMIII support locations at Hill AFB, Utah; the Utah Test and Training Range; and Camp Guernsey, Wyoming.
Due to public health concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the Air Force will not hold face-to-face public scoping meetings. Instead, scoping materials that would have been presented at the meetings are available on the project website at www.gbsdeis.com. For inquiries about the project, or to request printed or digital copies of the scoping materials, please contact the 75th Air Base Public Affairs Office at (801) 775-3652.
The Air Force invites agencies, organizations, and members of the public to review the scoping materials and submit comments online at www.gbsdeis.com, by email to [email protected], or by mail to Tetra Tech, Inc.; c/o Jennifer Jarvis; ATTN: GBSD Comments; 10306 Eaton Place, Suite 340; Fairfax, VA 22030. Comments will be accepted at any time during the environmental impact analysis process; however, to ensure the Air Force has sufficient time to consider public input during preparation of the draft EIS, please submit comments by Nov. 13.
The scoping process is intended to involve the public early with the planning and development of the EIS and to help identify issues to address in the environmental analysis. To effectively define the full range of issues and concerns to be evaluated in the EIS, the Air Force is soliciting scoping comments from interested local, state, and federal agencies and interested members of the public.
Air Force Global Strike Command is comprised of more than 33,700 Airmen and civilians assigned to two numbered air forces, 11 wings, two geographically-separated squadrons and one detachment in the continental United States, and deployed to locations around the globe. The command oversees two-thirds of the Nation’s nuclear weapons including all bomber and Intercontinental Ballistic Missile operations for the U.S. Department of Defense. More information can be found at: https://www.afgsc.af.mil/Library/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/454593/air-force-global-strike-command-air-forces-strategic-air/