Some JV info

souske

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Chapter BOD
For the click impaired:

Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command
Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center
Twentynine Palms, California 92278 (760) 830-3760
Fax: (760) 830-5474

For Immediate Release Release No: PR-130213NM1
Twentynine Palms Training Land Acquisition Airspace Establishment
Record of Decision Available
MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER, TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.
(February 13, 2013) – In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of
1969, the Department of the Navy, on behalf of the Marine Corps and in cooperation with
the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Federal Aviation Administration, has signed
a Record of Decision (ROD) on establishing a large-scale Marine Air Ground Task Force
training area, to include the expansion of the training range and establishment of associated
airspace, at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (“Combat Center”) in Twentynine
Palms, Calif.
The Navy ROD selects the Marine Corps’ Preferred Alternative, Alternative 6 with additional
mitigation, which includes the acquisition through withdrawal and purchase of
approximately 167,971 acres of land west and south of the existing Combat Center.
Alternative 6 is the optimal alternative when considering both the operational factors and
environmental impacts. Congress will consider the withdrawal application and may include
it in the Fiscal Year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act.
If approved by Congress and to accommodate required Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB)
training activities, the Navy, acting through the Combat Center, will:
 Acquire additional land adjacent to the Combat Center
 Pursue through the Federal Aviation Administration the establishment and
modification of military Special Use Airspace for the proposed MEB-sized training
range
 Conduct the specified MEB training
 Enter into a written agreement with BLM to implement the management and
control of the Shared Use Area
The Marine Corps held three public scoping meetings from Dec. 3-5, 2008, and three public
meetings on the Draft EIS from April 12-14, 2011. A total of 1,314 people attended the
meetings, and more than 40,000 public comments were received. Based on the feedback
received, the preferred alternative was initially developed and further revised to reduce
impacts and increase the land available to the public. Public meetings were not required for
the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
 

souske

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Chapter BOD
The Navy’s Record of Decision (ROD) includes the public comments received on the Final EIS
and the Navy’s responses. The Final EIS, released on July 27, 2012, includes the oral and
written comments received on the Draft EIS, and the Navy’s responses to those comments.
A copy of the Final EIS and ROD will be available tomorrow morning at
www.29palms.marines.mil/staff/G4InstallationsandLogistics/LandAcquisition.aspx and can
be viewed at these libraries:
 Barstow Branch Library, 304 E. Buena Vista St., Barstow, CA 92311
 Joshua Tree Library, 6465 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252
 Lucerne Valley Janice Horst Branch Library, 33103 Old Woman Springs Road,
Lucerne Valley, CA 92356
 Needles Branch Library, 1111 Bailey Ave., Needles, CA 92363
 Newton T. Bass Apple Valley Branch Library, 14901 Dale Evans Parkway, Apple
Valley, CA 92307
 Ovitt Family Community Library, 215 E. C St., Ontario, CA 91764
 Sacramento Public Library Central Branch, 828 I St., Sacramento, CA 95814
 San Bernardino County Library, 104 W. Fourth St., San Bernardino, CA 92415
 Twentynine Palms Library, 6078 Adobe Road, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
 Victorville City Library, 15011 Circle Drive, Victorville, CA 92395
 Yucca Valley Branch Library, 57098 29 Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, CA 92284
Visit the project website at
www.29palms.marines.mil/Staff/G4InstallationsandLogistics/LandAcquisition.aspx for
more information and complete documentation on the EIS process related to this project.
To request a printed copy of the ROD, please write to:
Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest
Attention: 29Palms EIS Project Manager
1220 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92132-5190
 

cal

NAXJA Warranty Voider
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You shouldnt be driving and browsing.


It says the marines announced their intention to moving forward with taking over JV. Now it goes go Congress.
 

jeeperjohn

New member
I can't say I read it until I fully understood it but it did say they were moving forward with a "mixed use" plan.
 

WAZZUXJ

NAXJA Member
NAXJA Member
"Enter into a written agreement with BLM to implement the management and
control of the Shared Use Area"

This sounds as if they are willing to at least keep some of the land open for public use.
 

souske

New member
Chapter BOD
Last I heard, it would be closed 2 months out of the year for excersizes, but would remain open the other 10
 

2stix

New member
i would almost call that a victory for the public. imagine if they only closed Glamis for 2 months out of the year. we would all (for those of us that use that land) be over joyed. for the military to SHARE the land is extremely rare folks. if we can still get 10 months out of the year, i would say we are doing well.
 

jeeperjohn

New member
Did our 27000 signatures actually do anything?
If what I understand is correct and the place will be available to the public for 10 months out of the year, then I definitely think this is a win for the public. This is the first time I know of that the military has made a compromise on land use issues. It shows the power of people banding together for a common cause.
 

David_Bricker

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Board of Directors
NAXJA Member
My concern is that the 10 months would be access via permits issued by the BLM. Who know what restrictions would be placed on use. And, if in fact, they use the area for live fire exercises, how can they possibly ensure the area is safe, and therefore allow the public on it?

David Bricker / SYR
 

ocean_jet

New member
My concern is that the 10 months would be access via permits issued by the BLM. Who know what restrictions would be placed on use. And, if in fact, they use the area for live fire exercises, how can they possibly ensure the area is safe, and therefore allow the public on it?

Agreed.

After one "live fire exercise", I am sure the area will be declared unsafe for the public...

...game over.
 
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