Due to continued public interest in the Northwest Training Range Complex’s draft environmental impact statement/overseas environmental impact statement (DEIS/OEIS), the U.S. Navy is extending the public comment period to April 13th.
This DEIS/OEIS examines the potential environmental effects of the Navy’s proposal for future range management operations and activities. The Northwest Training Range Complex is actually a series of individual training areas in the Pacific Northwest; extending up to 250 nautical miles off the coast of Washington, Oregon and northern California.
Public comments are a fundamental part of the EIS/OEIS development and key in helping the Navy make informed decisions. For more information on this project, and several ways to provide public comment by the newly extended deadline, visit: www.NWTRangeComplexEIS.com
According to the Press Democrat, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will attend a public meeting on April 16th at the University of California at San Francisco’s Mission Bay Conference Center, “as part of his effort to forge a new policy for offshore oil and gas development, including the California coast.”