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Welcome

Welcome to the official website for the Comprehensive Airspace Initiative Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) at Moody Air Force Base (AFB), Georgia. The Air Force has created this website to:

  • Share information with the public about the proposed action and alternatives
  • Provide documents and references to the public
  • Notify the public of the proposal and schedule
  • Enable the public to submit online comments

Public Scoping

The Public Scoping Period concluded on January 6, 2020. This was the deadline to ensure that the Air Force has sufficient time to consider public input in the preparation of the Draft EIS. The Air Force will accept written comments at any time during the environmental impact analysis process. Written comments can be submitted electronically here.


Draft EIS Public Comment Period

The Draft EIS for the Comprehensive Airspace Initiative at Moody AFB, Georgia is available for review and comment. An electronic copy of the Draft EIS is available here. The Air Force is announcing an extended 60-day public comment review period from September 25, 2020 to November 24, 2020. During that time, a virtual public hearing will be held, see additional details on the pubic hearing webpage.


About the EIS

The Air Force invites you to participate in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. The Air Force prepared a Draft EIS to assess the potential environmental effects of providing additional low-altitude training airspace at Moody AFB, Georgia. The Air Force invites you to review and submit comments on the Draft EIS through November 24, 2020. You can Submit a Comment on the project website.

Public Involvement

The NEPA process provides multiple opportunities for public review and input.

Proposed Action & Alternatives

The Proposed Action is needed to provide access for training missions operating at low altitudes from Moody AFB and to optimize the Moody Airspace Complex to enable effective training to achieve real-world combat readiness and survivability. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to provide a more realistic and regularly accessible airspace training environment to meet the need for aircrew training in Close Air Support and Combat Search and Rescue.

The Air Force has identified three alternatives that meet the project’s purpose and need.

Alternative 1 | Alternative 2 | Alternative 3

No Action Alternative.

There would be no changes to the existing special use airspace. Under the No Action Alternative, the operational floors of the Moody Airspace Complex would remain at 10,000 feet MSL in R-3008D; 8,000 feet MSL in the Corsair North, Corsair South, Hawg North, Hawg South, Mustang, Sabre, Thud, and Warhawk MOAs; at 500 feet AGL in the Moody 2 North MOA and R-3008C; at 100 feet AGL in the Moody 2 South MOA and R-3008B; and at the surface in R-3008A.

Get Involved & Timeline

Public Involvement and Input Are Essential

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) guides the Air Force public involvement and impact analysis processes.

NEPA has many ways to be involved:

  • Attending meetings
  • Reviewing the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
  • Submitting comments

This website:

The Air Force hosted a scoping meeting in Tifton, Georgia, on 5 December 2019. Once the Draft EIS is published, the Air Force will host a public hearing, the date and location of which have not been finalized at this stage in the process. The location will be based on the areas potentially affected by the proposed action, as well as input received during the scoping process.

The availability of the Draft EIS will be announced in the Federal Register and through newspaper advertisements. All individuals that have requested a copy of the Draft EIS will receive a CD in the mail at the address they provided during scoping.

Scoping Period

Although comments can be submitted to the Air Force any time during the EIS process, scoping comments were requested by January 6, 2020, to ensure full consideration in the Draft EIS.

Draft EIS Public Comment Period

The Draft EIS for the Comprehensive Airspace Initiative at Moody AFB, Georgia is available for review and comment. An electronic copy of the Draft EIS is available here. The Air Force is announcing an extended 60-day public comment review period and one public hearing to evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with modifying existing and creating new Military Operations Areas in the Moody Airspace Complex to support the training missions at Moody AFB. The Air Force invites you to review and submit comments on the Draft EIS through November 24, 2020. You can Submit a Comment online via this project website or download a comment form and either email to 23wg.pa@us.af.mil or mail in to the address listed below..

The Air Force will hold a virtual public hearing on the Draft EIS on Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 5:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. (Eastern Time). Participation in the public hearing will occur telephonically and via the internet, and all participants will have the opportunity to offer public comment. Information about how to participate in the public hearing is available on the pubic hearing webpage.

Written and oral comments will be given equal weight and the Air Force will consider all comments received or postmarked by the end of the comment period in preparing the Final EIS. Comments received or postmarked after the comment period will be considered to the extent practicable. Please provide written comments on the Draft EIS or requests for information related to the Draft EIS using the below listed addresses or on the project website comment page.

USPS

AFCEC/CZN
Attn: Moody AFB Comprehensive Airspace Initiative
2261 Hughes Avenue, Suite 155
JBSA Lackland, TX 78236-9853

FEDEX/UPS

AFCEC/CZN
Attn: Moody AFB Comprehensive Airspace Initiative
3515 S General McMullen
San Antonio, TX 78226-9853

Project Timeline

Announcements

  • The Air Force announces the availability of a Draft EIS for the Comprehensive Airspace Initiative at Moody AFB, Georgia. An electronic copy of the Draft EIS is available here
  • The Air Force invites you to review and submit comments on the Draft EIS through November 24, 2020. Written comments can be submitted on the project website comment page.
  • The Air Force will hold a virtual public hearing on the Draft EIS on Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 5:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. (Eastern Time). Information about how to participate in the public hearing is available on the pubic hearing webpage.

Draft Environmental Impact Statement Virtual Public Hearing


Virtual Public Hearing

The United States Air Force (Air Force) invites interested members of the public to attend a virtual public hearing to learn about, and comment on, the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Air Force’s proposal for the Moody Air Force Base (AFB) Comprehensive Airspace Initiative.

The public hearing provides an opportunity for the public to comment on the environmental analysis and anticipated impacts identified in the Draft EIS. In response to the federal guidance on public gatherings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Air Force has scheduled a virtual public hearing in lieu of an in-person public hearing. The virtual public hearing will include a presentation (approximately 30 minutes in length) about the comprehensive airspace initiative at Moody AFB and the environmental impact analysis process, followed by a formal public comment session. Individuals and organizations will be allotted 3 minutes each to provide comments on the Draft EIS during the virtual public hearing.


Date, Time, and Access Information for the Virtual Public Hearing

The public hearing will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

To Pre-Register for the Hearing, go to the Event Information/Registration Page. After registering, you will receive an email confirming your registration. To join the meeting, follow the Join Event link in the confirmation email to join the public hearing. Pre-registration is not required. You can join the public hearing 15 minutes prior to the start time by visiting the event information/registration page on the EIS website. Persons wishing to attend this virtual public hearing and be added to the distribution list for the EIS are encouraged to register.

The presentation will be provided via the internet Webcast. All participants can use the toll-free telephone number (listed below) to listen to the verbal portion of the presentation and to provide verbal comments.

The public hearing presentation slides can be downloaded in advance of the public hearing, and can be utilized by those that are not able to access the Webcast via the internet as well as to review prior to the virtual public hearing. Other relevant documents can also be downloaded. The public hearing can be accessed as follows:

  • Webex Virtual Public Hearing: Event Information/Registration Page
  • Telephone: 844-992-4726
  • Meeting Number: 126 002 0391 (press # if prompted at dial-in)
  • Event Password: moodyafb (when accessing online or via the Webex App)
  • Technical Support: 866-779-3239
You can join and participate in the public hearing from your personal computer, smartphone, tablet, or landline/cellular telephone. The following instructions explain how you can access depending upon the platform you will be using. Simply click to expand the instructions appropriate for you.

  • To join online, click the Join by Browserlink on the Event Information/Registration Page and enter the Event Password: moodyafb
  • Once in the virtual meeting room, your unique Attendee ID and audio dial-in information (also provided in this process) will be listed on the Meeting Information screen accessible by clicking the Info Button icon in the top left of your screen.
  • Using your telephone, dial 844-992-4726. When prompted enter the Meeting Number: 126 002 0391 followed by the pound sign (#). When prompted, also enter your unique Attendee ID followed by the pound sign (#). This will be necessary for you to hear the proceedings and make a comment.
  • When you enter the virtual meeting room, you will see the following Toolbar at the bottom of your screen.

  • Web Viewer Control Buttons
  • When the public hearing enters the comment session, you can virtually raise your hand to enter the comment queue by clicking the Options Button menu icon then Raise Hand Button raise hand icon
  • After providing your public comment, please lower your hand and leave the comment queue by clicking the Options Button menu icon then Lower Hand Buttonlower hand icon
  • After providing a public comment, to lower your hand and leave the comment queue click Options Button menu icon then Lower Hand Buttonlower hand icon
  • Install the App Webex Meetings for Android or Webex Meetings for iOS
  • Launch the Webex Meetings Application and click Join Button
  • When prompted enter the Meeting Number: 126 002 0391, your name and email address, then click Join Button
  • You will be redirected to the meeting registration page, enter your email address then click Next Button
  • Enter the required first name, last name and optional information then click Submit Button
  • When prompted to "Open this page in Webex meet" click Open Button
  • When the Webex Meetings Application opens, click Join Button
  • When the public hearing enters the comment session, you can virtually raise your hand to enter the commenter queue.
  • To virtually raise your hand, click User Button participant icon. When the participant list opens, at the bottom you will be able to click on the Raise Hand Button raise hand icon
  • After providing a public comment, please lower your hand and leave the comment queue by clicking the Lower Hand Buttonlower hand icon at the bottom of your screen.
  • You are not required to attend the online presentation of the public hearing, nor are you required to provide a public comment.
  • The virtual meeting room will open 5 minutes prior to the start of the public hearing, using a telephone dial 844-992-4726, when prompted enter the Meeting Number: 126 002 0391, then press pound (#)
  • When prompted for an Attendee ID, press #
  • When the public hearing enters the comment session, you can virtually raise your hand to enter the comment queue by pressing star (*) 3 on your telephone keypad.
  • After providing your public comment, you can dial *3 on the phone keypad to leave the comment queue and virtually lower your hand.

Oral Testimony/Comment

Public comments on the Draft EIS are encouraged and assists the Air Force in the decision-making process. For those interested in providing verbal comments on the Draft EIS during the Virtual Public Hearing, please call the toll-free telephone number and register to make a public comment. Telephone access using the number provided above will be available 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the public hearing to allow preregistration for public comment. Participants may also register to make a public comment during the hearing until the formal comment session concludes and the public hearing is officially adjourned. Upon entering the Virtual Public Hearing all attendees' phone lines will be automatically muted and will remain so until being call upon (should you choose to provide a comment) by the facilitator.

For those not participating in the Virtual Public Hearing, you can Submit a Comment online. Alternatively, comments can be emailed to 23wg.pa@us.af.mil. Comments can also be submitted by filling out the downloadable comment form, printing and mailing it to either of the below addresses.

USPS

AFCEC/CZN
Attn: Moody AFB Comprehensive Airspace Initiative
2261 Hughes Avenue, Suite 155
JBSA Lackland, TX 78236-9853

FEDEX/UPS

AFCEC/CZN
Attn: Moody AFB Comprehensive Airspace Initiative
3515 S General McMullen
San Antonio, TX 78226-9853


Information Requests

To request accommodations to access the audio portions of the presentation or for additional accommodations to make a telephone comment (per the Americans with Disabilities Act), email 23wg.pa@us.af.mil or call Moody AFB at (229) 257-2396 at least 3 days in advance of the public hearing to request teleprinter/teletypewriter or translation services. The public hearing presentation can be downloaded in advance of the public hearing. Requests for a hard copy of the public hearing presentation can be made by registering for the event and specifying the appropriate options on the form here at least one week in advance of the public hearing.

Documents & References

Documents

Notice of Intent

The Notice of Intent to prepare the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was published in the Federal Register on November 29, 2019. Click here to download the document.

Scoping Documents

Draft EIS and Public Hearing Documents

Comments

Comments will be accepted at any time during the environmental review process and written comments can be provided using this comment form. However, verbal comments provided at the public hearing and written comments received by November 24, 2020 will be considered in the preparation of the Final EIS.

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