Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Governor asks for 120 more days for DEIS

Governor asks for 120 more days for DEIS

Posted: Oct 27, 2009 3:22 PM
Updated: Oct 27, 2009 5:21 PM

by Nick Delgado

Governor Felix Camacho has officially requested for 120 days for the public and government leaders to review and provide comment on the draft environmental impact statement expected to be released next month. In a letter to Joint Guam Program Office Director David Bice, the governor said the additional 75 days would ensure adequate time to examine and respond to the largest draft EIS in Guam's history.

On that note, the Matrix Design Group is holding the first of several town hall meetings this evening, as they attempt to educate the public about a compatibility sustainability study and the National Environmental Policy Act process related to the military buildup. This evening's town hall meeting, which begins at 6, is being held at the Tamuning Community Center.

Another will be held at the Dededo Community Center and a third town hall meeting will be held at the Agat Senior Citizen's Center on Thursday evening from 6-8:30.

The company has been contracted by the government to review the voluminous draft environmental impact statement when it is released to the public on November 20.

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