Welcome to the JPARC Modernization and Enhancement EIS Website
Announcement: The Draft EIS public comment period came to a close on July 9, 2012.
The public comment period on the Draft EIS was extended from June 7, 2012 to July 9, 2012. Click here for ALCOM's announcement of the extension. The Draft EIS was released for public review and comment on March 30, 2012.
PDF files are available for download for the JPARC Draft EIS Volume I and Volume II. Late comments will be included in the Final EIS appendices and addressed either in the Final EIS or the Record of Decision (ROD).
The purpose of this website is to inform the public and others about the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Modernization and Enhancement of
Ranges, Airspace, and Training Areas in the JPARC in Alaska (JPARC Modernization and Enhancement EIS). Currently, the
JPARC consists of all land, air, and sea training areas used by the Army, Navy, and Air Force in Alaska to support joint
exercises and mission rehearsals.
The proposed JPARC enhancements and expansions would do the following:
- Enable realistic joint training and testing to support emerging technologies,
- Respond to recent battlefield experiences, and
- Enable the Services to train with tactics and new weapons systems to meet combat
and national security needs so military personnel can succeed in their mutually
supportive combat roles.
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the JPARC Modernization and Enhancement
EIS analyzes potential environmental consequences associated with modernizing or enhancing new or
expanded military operations areas, restricted airspace, airspace
corridors, ground maneuver training areas, and training complexes. The EIS will
address action alternatives, as well as no action alternatives, in which the military
would not implement any new proposals and would continue with current baseline training exercises.
The Draft EIS, released for public review and comment on March 30, 2012, includes agency expertise and comments
by the public during the scoping
process and contains a description of the affected environment, a reasonable
range of alternatives for each proposed action, and an analysis of the impacts of each proposed action alternative,
including the no action alternative.
How Can I Get Involved?
The Draft EIS was released to the public on March 30, 2012. Between March 30 and July 9, 2012, the public had the opportunity
to submit written, oral, and electronic comments
on the Draft EIS through this website or via email or mail to ALCOM Public Affairs through July 9, 2012.
Public participation is an integral part of the NEPA process
and we appreciate your involvement.
Late comments will be included in the Final EIS appendices and addressed either in the Final EIS or the Record of Decision (ROD).
For more information regarding public involvement, please be sure to visit the Get Involved page.
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