Notice of Public Comment Period                                                                                                                                                                  Northwest Aviation Operations - Off-Base Helicopter Training Areas Environmental Assessment


The Aviation Division within the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization, and Security at Joint Base Lewis-McChord proposes to establish three off-base helicopter training areas and one mountain training area.  The U.S. Army is the lead federal agency for the proposed action. The proposed training areas would support training operations stationed out of JBLM but would be located off-base within Washington state.

The Army has prepared, pursuant to the National  Environmental Policy Act, an Environmental Assessment and draft Finding of No Significant Impact.  The public comment period for the EA and FNSI is January 8, 2020, to
February 7, 2020.  An open house is scheduled to provide an opportunity to learn more about the purpose of the EA, why it was initiated by the Army, and training details.  Subject matter experts will be on hand to answer questions, and displays will be available. 

To submit comments, send an email to: or write to: 

                        DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
                        DIRECTORATE OF PUBLIC WORKS
                        ATTN ENVIRONMENTAL DIVISION (NEPA)
                        2012 LIGGETT AVE, BOX 339500  MS 17
                        JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, WA 98433-9500

JANUARY 14, 2020
4 to 6 P.M.