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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.


About the EIS

The Air Force invites you to participate in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. The Air Force is preparing an EIS to assess the potential environmental effects of providing additional low-altitude training airspace at Moody AFB, Georgia.

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. Comments submitted after January 6, 2020 and before the issuance of the Draft EIS will be included as part of the Administrative Record.

Project Timeline

Announcements

  • The Notice of Intent to prepare the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was published in the Federal Register on November 29, 2019.
  • The Air Force hosted a public scoping meeting in an open house format providing additional information about the Proposed Action and inviting comments on the Air Force’s proposal.
Tifton Campus Conference Center
December 5, 2019
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (local time)
University of Georgia-Tifton
15 R D C Road
Tifton, Georgia 31794

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

Once published, the Draft EIS will be posted here.

Comments

The Air Force encourages public comments on the proposed action at any time during the environmental impact analysis process. To ensure comments can be considered during the preparation of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, a scoping period has been established with a closing date of December 20, 2019. Notice of the scoping period was included in the Federal Register, newspaper advertisements, correspondence to interested agencies and officials, at the scoping meeting, and via this website.

Disclaimer: please note that personal information, such as your email or street address will not be made public.

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