Pursuant to Congressional direction to complete an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a potential additional missile defense site in the continental United States, the Missile Defense Agency has completed an extensive evaluation of sites announced by the Department of Defense in September, 2013. The department has made no decision to proceed with construction of a new missile defense site.
It is expected to take approximately 24 months to conduct and complete the EIS. The EIS will assess environmental impacts at each of the sites, to include potential impacts to land use, water resources, air quality, transportation, socioeconomics and other factors established by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Public involvement is encouraged as part of the process, to include public meetings, written comments and public review of the draft and final documents.
The sites selected for completion of an EIS are (in alphabetical order):
- Camp Ravenna, Ohio
- Fort Custer, Michigan
- Fort Drum, New York
- Portsmouth SERE Training Area, Maine (Rangeley)