News Release, NAS Pax River

We want to hear from you about the Testing and Training Environmental Impact Statement!

The U.S. Navy is holding a series of public meetings between March 4 and 7 regarding the Patuxent River Complex Testing and Training Environmental Impact Statement, or EIS.

This EIS will assess community and environmental impacts from continued military testing and training activities within the Patuxent River Complex. It will include testing and training activities addressed in the 1998 EIS and subsequent Environmental Assessments, current and projected military readiness requirements, and new technology, science, policy, and regulations that warrant new analysis.

The opening step in a multi-year process, these meetings will consist of informal, open-house sessions with informational poster stations staffed by U.S. Navy representatives. They will help the U.S. Navy to identify areas of public interest that should be considered in the preparation of the EIS, including resources to be studied, potential environmental issues and viable alternatives.

Open-House Public Scoping Meetings
All meetings will be held 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

March 4, 2019
Light of Christ Anglican Church
9500 Northumberland Highway
Heathsville, VA 22473

March 5, 2019
Southern Maryland Higher
Education Center
Building 1 Multi-Purpose Room
44219 Airport Road
California, MD 20619

March 6, 2019
University of Maryland, Eastern Shore
Richard A. Henson Center Ballroom
30690 University Boulevard South
Princess Anne, MD 21853

March 7, 2019
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Parish Hall
205 Maryland Avenue
Cambridge, MD 21613

The Patuxent River Complex includes Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Webster Outlying Field, Bloodsworth Island Range, and the water and airspace where the Navy conducts aircraft testing and training in Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware.

Written comments are being accepted until April 1, 2019, through U.S. mail, the EIS website atwww.PRCEIS.comor at any of the public meetings.
If you have questions about the meetings or would like more information, please visitwww.PRCEIS.comor contact the NAVAIR Ranges Sustainability Office at (301) 342-9902.

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