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Air National Guard F-15EX Eagle II & F-35A Lightning II Operational Beddowns Environmental Impact Statement

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This U.S. Air Force and National Guard Bureau project website provides the latest information on the Air National Guard F-15EX Eagle II & F-35A Lightning II Operational Beddowns Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

The National Guard Bureau and Department of the Air Force invite the public to learn about its proposal to locate F-15EX or F-35A aircraft at alternative locations. Please review this site for:

  • information on the status and schedule of the EIS
  • documents and references available for review
  • opportunities for public involvement
  • methods to submit comments during the designated public comment periods

This website will be updated throughout the project. Please check back often for updates.

Public Scoping Period

Public involvement is an integral part of the Environmental Impact Analysis Process. The public has an important role in providing input during this process to help the National Guard Bureau make more informed decisions about implementing this proposal.

Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the National Guard Bureau initiated a public scoping period on July 19, 2022, in preparation for developing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential impacts of implementing the proposal to beddown the F-15EX and F-35A at alternative locations. The National Guard Bureau is requesting the public's input on the scope of the EIS.

To submit a public comment for consideration in development of the Draft EIS, please click here to access the Comment Form.

To add your name to the mailing list to receive notifications about the project, please click here to access the Mailing List form.

How to Submit Written Scoping Comments

The National Guard Bureau requests and welcomes your scoping comments. Comments can be submitted by one of the following methods:

  • Via the online comment form
  • Email to NGB.A4.A4A.NEPA.COMMENTS.org@us.af.mil
  • Attending one of the in-person scoping meetings and providing written comments at that time
  • By U.S. mail to:
    EIS Project Manager
    National Guard Bureau
    NGB/A4AM
    Shepperd Hall
    3501 Fetchet Ave.
    Joint Base Andrews MD 20762-5157

Please send written comments by September 2, 2022, to be considered in development of the Draft EIS.

Public Scoping Meetings

Public scoping meetings will be held virtually and in-person at each alternative location on the dates below.

In-person Public Scoping Meetings

Attend an in-person public scoping meeting to learn about the proposed action, talk with project representatives one-on-one, and submit written comments.

FRESNO, CA
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022
5 to 7 p.m. PDT

Piccadilly Inn - Airport
5115 E. McKinley Ave.
Fresno, CA 93727
NEW ORLEANS, LA
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022
5 to 7 p.m. CDT

Belle Chasse Auditorium
8398 LA-23
Belle Chasse, LA 70037
LEMOORE, CA
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022
5 to 7 p.m. PDT

L.T.A. Portuguese Hall
470 Champion St.
Lemoore, CA 93245
WESTFIELD, MA
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022

5 to 7 p.m. EDT
Westfield Intermediate School
350 Southampton Rd.
Westfield, MA 01085

Virtual Public Scoping Meetings

Information on how to access the virtual meetings will be posted closer to the meeting dates.

Each meeting will focus on a specific alternative location for the proposed beddown, as indicated below.

To submit a question for discussion at the virtual public scoping meeting, please use the Question Form and submit your question by Aug. 15, 2022.

Virtual Scoping Meeting:
Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, Louisiana

Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. CDT

Virtual Scoping Meeting:
Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. EDT

Virtual Scoping Meeting:
Fresno Air National Guard Base and Naval Air Station Lemoore, California

Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. PDT

Individuals unable to attend the public scoping meetings can access project information and submit comments on this website.

Individuals requiring reasonable accommodations or members of the media with a query may send an email to NGB.A4.A4A.NEPA.COMMENTS.org@us.af.mil.