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Army continues to seek plan comments through Friday

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 18, 2013

ARMY CONTINUES TO SEEK PLAN COMMENTS THROUGH FRIDAY

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii – The U.S. Army is continuing to seek public comments through Friday on a draft sampling and analysis plan to study marine resources at Makua Beach and surrounding areas.

This draft plan was released Jan. 22 and is part of an overarching supplemental marine resources study to determine whether military activities at Makua Military Reservation have contributed or will contribute to contamination of the marine resources near Makua, and whether the proposed Army training activities at MMR pose a health risk to area residents who rely on these marine resources for food or other purposes.

The community can view or download the plan online at www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/makua. Click “2013 Draft MR Study” on the left side of the page. The plan is also available at the Waianae, Kapolei and Waialua public libraries, under the title “Draft Supplemental Marine Resources Sampling and Analysis Plan, Makua Military Reservation, Oahu, Hawaii.” Printed copies are available upon request.

Comments may be submitted via email to usaghi.pao.comrel@us.army.mil or by mail to: U.S. Army Garrison – Hawaii, Environmental Division, Attn: Marine Study – Public Comments, 948 Santos Dumont Ave., Schofield Barracks, HI 96857.

All comments must be emailed or postmarked no later than March 22.

Individuals who have questions about submitting comments can call (808) 656-3089. The Army will take all public comments into consideration before finalizing the plan.

Once the draft plan is finalized, the next step in the study will be to conduct species sampling in the ocean and analysis of the samples. The Army will continue to engage the community throughout the study.

The supplemental marine resources study was ordered by the Federal District Court June 20, 2012. The Army appreciates the community’s interest and involvement in this study.

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Amy

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Amy L. Bugala

U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, Public Affairs Chief, Community Relations

314 Sasaoka St.

BLDG 300, RM 105, WAAF

Schofield Barracks, HI 96857

p:808-656-3158 // f:808-656-3162

amy.bugala@us.army.mil

How are we doing? Comments are welcome at http://ice.disa.mil, under Pacific, Schofield Barracks, Information Management and then Public Affairs.

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