Programmatic agreement memos for relocation projects available for review, comment

TRAINING: A U.S. soldier from Task Force Talon, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, fires blank rounds at opposing forces during a combat search-and-rescue training exercise June 5 at Andersen South. U.S. Air Force file photo

Two programmatic agreement memos are now available for public review and comment until Oct. 9, according to the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Marianas press release. 

The public review and comment period provide an opportunity for interested members of the public to participate in the Section 106 consultation process required under the National Historic Preservation Act.

The two programmatic agreement memos provide new cultural and natural resources information associated with planned construction projects. They are available on the NAVFAC Pacific Cultural Information webpage at http://go.usa.gov/kZWG, according to the press release.

  • PA Memo No. 1, Andersen South Urban Combat Training Complex: This project is being developed to serve the needs of Marine Corps training activities. Archaeological sites will be preserved in place or data recovered as determined by Navy archaeologists.
  • P-103 PA Memo No. 2 is the proposed well field on Andersen Air Force Base. This project includes necessary construction of water wells to meet future needs. Archaeological monitoring of ground disturbance will be contracted.

This is a 45-day public comment period and interested members of the community may submit comments via email to criwebcomment@navy.mil.

Those without internet access may obtain a printed copy of the memos from the Guam Historic Resources Division, Department of Parks and Recreation, located at 490 Chalan Palasyo, Agana Heights.

The community can subscribe to regular updates and other information related to the Programmatic Agreement by visiting the Joint Region Marianas web page and signing up at the following link: https://go.usa.gov/x5BQS.

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