Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Adelup to host DEIS forum

Adelup to host DEIS forum

Monday, 18 January 2010 03:43
Variety News Staff

(Adelup) -- As part of Gov. Felix P. Camacho’s “One Island, One Vision, One Future” initiative, the Office of the Governor will be hosting two public presentations describing the military build up draft environmental impact statement key actions, impacts and mitigation measures.

The format of these workshops will provide the public an opportunity to ask questions and obtain further information about the draft study.

"I fully understand that we as a people stand at one of the most critical moments in our island’s history,” the governor said. “While Guam will experience unprecedented growth over the next several years, our people must have an opportunity to participate in critical discussions that will help shape our future.”

The first presentation will be held tomorrow at the Yigo Senior Citizens Center from 6 p.m. to 8:30pm. Another presentation will follow on Wednesday at the Mangilao Senior Citizens Center also from 6 p.m. to 8:30 pm.

“We can affect the outcome by understanding how the build up will impact not only our lives, but the lives of our children, and generations to come,” Camacho said. “The Advisory Consulting Team has summarized key components of this ongoing review and I urge the people of Guam to attend the presentations and provide effective comments.”

The workshop presentations are designed to provide an overview of key issues identified in the draft study and to help residents better understand the implications of the military build up.

“My administration remains firmly committed to representing the interests of our people,” Camacho said. “We all share our island’s resources; what happens here affects all of us. This is yet another opportunity to gain understanding and submit comments that will require a response. I believe, working as one community, we can look forward to a better Guam.”

There will be several key areas that will be reviewed during the presentations. These include the Guam and CNMI military relocation plan, the draft study and the overseas environmental impact statement.

Public comment sheets will be available at the workshop for those wishing to provide written comments. All written comment sheets will be collected and submitted to JGPO as official draft public comments. JGPO will respond to the submitted public comments as part of the Final EIS.

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