Environmental Information

NEPA Actions at Fort Irwin

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

Fort Irwin's Active NEPA Actions


---- Verizon – Fort Irwin Fiber Optic Cable Project

A review of the potential environmental consequences of the proposed Verizon – Fort Irwin Fiber Optic Cable Project to install, operate and maintain a fiber optic cable to provide sufficient data bandwidth for voice, video and data to Fort Irwin.

The Environmental Assessment will be available for public review and comment beginning 28 January 2016. Written comments must be received no later than 28 February 2016. Copies of the EA are available at;


---- Construction, Operation, and Maintenance of the New Weed Army Community Hospital at Fort Irwin, California

A Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) has been prepared for the construction, operation, and maintenance of the New Weed Army Community Hospital at Fort Irwin, California.  Fort Irwin is the lead agency for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) portion of the assessment, while the State Water Resources Control Board is the lead agency for the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) assessment.
The Supplemental Environmental Assessment will be available for public review and comment beginning 9 February 2016. Written comments must be received no later than 9 March 2016. 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: Draft_Final_MEDCOM_FNSI
  • MEDCOM_SEA_Draft_Final