Get Involved & Schedule

Public involvement is of primary importance in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which requires full and honest disclosure of potential environmental impacts to the public. The Environmental Assessment (EA) process provides multiple opportunities for public involvement. The public has an important role in providing input during this process to help the Marine Corps and the FAA make a more informed decision about implementing this proposal.

The first opportunity for public involvement for this EA is the review of the Description of the Proposed Action and Alternatives (DOPAA) describing the proposed action. During review of the DOPAA, Federal agencies, American Indian Tribes, state agencies, local governments, non-governmental organizations, stakeholders, and the general public will have the opportunity to identify the issues to be addressed in the EA. Using input obtained during the review period, the Marine Corps and FAA will refine the study to focus on significant issues, as well as eliminate issues that are not significant from further detailed study.

The review period for this DOPAA began with the publication of the Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment and Notice of Availability on March 6, 2019 and formally ends on April 7, 2019. In order to ensure that your comments are considered in the preparation of the Draft EA, we recommend that comments be submitted no later than April 7, 2019, although the Marine Corps and FAA will continue to accept comments until publication of the Draft EA. A second opportunity for public comment will occur following publication of the Draft EA, which is anticipated to be published in January 2020.

The DOPAA is available for review in the following local libraries:
  • San Bernardino County Library Administrative Offices
  • Twentynine Palms Branch (county library)
  • Yucca Valley Branch (county library)
  • Barstow Branch Library (county library)
  • Newton T. Bass Apple Valley Library
  • Palm Springs Public Library‎
  • Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building
  • Victorville City Library‎
  • Joshua Tree Library‎
  • Lucerne Valley Janice Horst Branch Library
  • Needles Branch Library
  • Ovitt Family Community Library

For More Information.

For more information on public participation in the NEPA process, please consult the following publication: A Citizens Guide to NEPA: Having Your Voice Heard

Please revisit this website as the content will be updated frequently.

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