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NEPA Actions at Fort Irwin

Last Updated: 11 August 2014

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires federal agencies to integrate environmental values into their decision making processes by considering the environmental impacts of their proposed actions and reasonable alternatives to those actions. For more information contact the Fort Irwin NEPA Program Manager @ 760-380-8929 or john.c.baker.civ@mail.mil.

Fort Irwin's Active NEPA Actions

Stationing of B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment (Extended Range/Multi Purpose) at Fort Irwin

A review of the potential environmental consequences of stationing Company B, 229th AVN RGN, ERMP at Fort Irwin. The action would include the transfer of approximately 1000 acres of leased property from National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) back to Fort Irwin and the construction, operation, and maintenance of standard facilities to support the operation of a new Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) unit at Fort Irwin.

The Environmental Assessment will be available for public review and comment beginning July 21, 2014. Written comments must be received no later than August 19, 2014. Copies of the EA are available at;

  • The Barstow Public Library, 304 E. Buena Vista, Barstow, CA 92311
  • The Fort Irwin Library, Building 331, Fort Irwin, CA 92310
  • The Fort Irwin, Directorate of Public Works, Environmental Division, Building 602, P.O. Box 105085, Bldg 602, Fifth Street, Fort Irwin CA 92310-5085, between 8:00 AM -4:00 PM Monday - Friday, or
  • Online here: B229th_Gray_Eagle_Draft_EA.pdf

The following actions are under review and the associated NEPA documents will be posted for review and comment when completed. For more information contact the Fort Irwin NEPA Program Manager @ 760-380-8929 or john.c.baker.civ@mail.mil.

Construction, Operation, and Maintenance of a Photo-Voltaic Array Facility

A review of the potential environmental consequences of the proposed construction, operation, and maintenance of a new photo-voltaic (PV) facility to generate reliable back-up power, reduce consumption of non-renewable energy, and reduce combustion emissions. The PV facility would be constructed and operated by a third party contractor.

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