Notice of Availability
Draft Final Environmental Assessment for River Crossing and Amphibious Training at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Yakima Training Center, Washington
The U.S. Army has prepared, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) a Draft Final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed re-establishment of capabilities to conduct river crossing, and continuation of amphibious training operations on the Columbia River at Priest Rapids Reservoir at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) Yakima Training Center (YTC), Washington. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to provide river crossing and amphibious training capability for military units within the region needed to support training requirements. Need for the action is for active and reserve component units within the region to maintain required readiness for river crossing and/or amphibious Mission Essential Task List (METL) skills by re-establishing wet gap crossing capabilities. It will allow training units to access the Columbia River from either east or west shore locations to accomplish training in support of mission requirements.
The public comment period for the Draft Final EA and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact is january 13, 2021 to feb 12, 2021. These documents and related information can be found at the links posted below, or:
the following regional libraries:
Yakima Central Library—102, North 3rd Street, Yakima, WA 98901;
Ellensburg Public Library—209 Ruby Street, Ellensburg, WA 98926; and
Mattawa Public Library—61 Government Way, Mattawa, WA 99349.
To submit comments, send an email to email@example.com
or write to: U.S. ARMY Yakima Training Center
ATTN DPW-ED (NEPA Comments)
970 Firing Center Road
YAKIMA, WA 98901-9399