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Environmental Impact Statement

The 2013 National Defense Authorization Act requires the MDA to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate possible additional locations in the U.S. best suited for future deployment of a Continental United States Interceptor Site (CIS) capable of protecting the homeland against threats from nations, such as North Korea and Iran. The existing Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) provides protection of the U.S. from a limited ballistic missile attack, and the Department of Defense has not made a decision to deploy or construct the CIS.

An EIS is being prepared for the following military installations:

  1. Fort Custer Training Center – Michigan Army National Guard, Augusta, Mich.;
  2. Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center – Ohio Army National Guard, Portage and Trumbull Counties, Ohio;
  3. Fort Drum, Fort Drum, N.Y.; and
  4. The Center for Security Forces Detachment Kittery Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape Facility (SERE East), Redington Township, Maine.

The MDA encourages all interested members of the public, as well as federal, state, and local agencies to participate in the preparation of this EIS. Information gathered during the EIS process assists in determining the scope of issues to be addressed and helps identify significant environmental issues to be analyzed in depth in the EIS.

As this EIS process moves forward, please continue to check back on this site for updates, handouts, news releases and official reports.