Proposed Development of Training Assets at the Woodville Training Site

 

Interested parties are invited to review and provide comment on the Environmental Assessment (EA) and a draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FNSI) in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the Council on Environmental Quality regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (40 CFR 1500-1508) and the Environmental Analysis of Army Actions (32 CFR 651).

The Proposed Action: The MEARNG proposes to develop, operate and maintain a 13.9-acres Light Demolition Range (LDR); a 2.3-acre 25-meter rifle range; renovate and expand approximately 8 miles roadway totaling 30.9 acres; conduct Army aviation flight operations; and build 20.5 acres bivouac (campsite) and equipment staging and parking areas at the Woodville Training Site in order to host battalion-level (approximately 640 Soldiers) training and qualification on all assigned small arms weapon systems.  The EA evaluated the potential environmental impacts associated with the construction and operation of these facilities.

Comments: Comments on the EA and the draft FNSI should be submitted during the 15-day comment period via postal mail, fax, or e-mail to: Andrew Flint, Environmental Branch Chief, 33 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0033; fax: (207) FAX; e-mail: andrew.c.flint2.nfg@mail.mil

Public Review: The EA and the draft FNSI will undergo a 15-day public comment period from May 13, 2020 through May 28, 2020 in accordance with 32 CFR Part 651.14, Environmental Analysis of Army Actions. During this period the public may submit comments on the EA and the draft FNSI. The EA and the draft FNSI can also be accessed  at the following addresses:

Woodville Town Office 

624 Woodville Road 

Woodville, ME   04557

207-746-9355    

Chester Town Office

43 South Chester Road

Chester, ME 04457

207-794-0052

Lincoln Town Office 

 The Lincoln Town Office is posting a link on the Town’s website and on their electronic billboard.

https://lincolnmaine.org/town-office/

Documents For Public Viewing

Finding of no significant impact (FNSI) - (File Type: PDF)

Environmental Assessment - (File Type: PDF)  

Public Comment Summary Memo -  (File Type: PDF)  Note: In progress

Appendix C: Public Comments - (File Type: PDF)

 

Appendix A

 1 Section 1.0 - FY_20_TAG_Narrative_SIGNED.pdf

 2 Section 3.5 - NRCS Soils.pdf

 3 Section 3.6 - Stantec Wetlands Delineation.pdf

 4 Section 3.7 - 50 CFR Part 17 Revised Designation of Lynx CH.pdf

 5 Section 3.7 - 2019 USFWS Species List.pdf

 6 Section 3.7 - eDNA Report_mearng_20181221.pdf

 7 Section 3.7 - Rare Turtle Report_t2r9_wood_20181221.pdf

 8 Section 3.7 - Stevens Forest Management Plan 2012.pdf

 9 Section 3.7 - USFWS Eagle Nest Viewer.pdf

 10 Section 3.7 - Woodville Flora-Fauna Assessment.pdf

 11 Section 3.8 - MEARNG 2015-2019 ICRMP Final.pdf

 12 Section 3.8 - NEARC Woodville Phase I Archeology report.pdf

 13 Section 3.9 - 2010 census community_fac.pdf

 14 Section 3.9 - 2017 Census Woodville Income Estimate American FactFinder.pdf

 15 Section 3.9 - 2018 penobscotcounty census.pdf

 16 Section 3.9 - 2019 Maine Revenue Service T2 R9 NWP tax.pdf

 17 Section 3.10 - Final SDZ T2R9 Analysis.pdf

 18 Section 3.10 - MEARNG Range & Training Sites SOPv.2 2018.pdf

 19 Section 3.10 - NIOSH pocket guide Calcium Hydroxide PEL.pdf

 20 Section 3.11 - USEPA_EJ_demogreportpdf.pdf

 21 Section 3.11 - USEPA_ejscreen_SOE.pdf

 22 Section 3.12 - MDOT SR 116 Chester Report.pdf

 23 Section 3.12 - MDOT SR 116 Woodville Report (1).pdf

 24 Section 3.13 - ECOP T2 R9 Parcel Phase I ESA.pdf

 25 Section 4.4 - Woodville_Noise Study_Jun2018.pdf

 26 Section 4.6 - Impacted Wetland Functions & Values.pdf

 27 Section 4.10 - 2019 MEARNGAvnSOPChapt3.pdf

 28 Section 4.13 - Management of MC in Soil Alkaline Hydrolysis.pdf

 29 Section 4.13 - RAGS2018-combined.pdf

 30 Section 4.14 - RDX ATSDR.pdf

 

Appendix B

 1 Section 1.6 - 05E1ME00-2017-I-0947 USFWS Pelky Road Xing Concurrence.pdf

 2 Section 1.6 - 05E1ME00-2018-I-0903 USFWS bridge Concurrence.pdf

 3 Section 1.6 - LUPC SLC11.pdf

 4 Section 1.6 - REAP_NEPA_ECOP Concurrence_ Signed Griego (1).pdf

 5 Section 1.6 - REAP_REC.pdf

 6 Section 1.6 - USACE Bridge Permit NAE-2017-02482-M2-CAT 1.pdf

 7 Section 1.6 - USACE Pelkey Road X-ing Permit NAE-2017-02482-PERMIT.pdf

 8 Section 1.6 - Woodville SLODA Permit DVEMl27738AN.pdf

 9 Section 1.6- Memorandum_MEARNG Validatioin 1AUG16.pdf

 10 Section 3.6 - US Army Corps Jurisdictional Determination.pdf

 11 Section 3.6 - US Army Corps Jurisdictional Determination-Letter.pdf

 12 Section 3.7 - MNAP to Bickford mearng_t2r9_trainingsite.pdf

 13 Section 3.7 - USFWS Bat Hibernacula.pdf

 14 Section 3.7 - USFWS Re_ Woodville NLEB Hibernacula.pdf

 15 Section 3.7 - USFWS RE_salmon_absence_7-27-17.pdf

 16 Section 4.7 - 2018 06 14 T2 R9 Training Site - USFWS pertinent figures.pdf

 17 Section 4.7 - DVEML27738CN.pdf

 18 Section 4.7 - MFIW Written  EA Response.pdf

 19 Section 4.7 - MIFW Caron on T2 R9 EA 2 of 2.pdf

 20 Section 4.7 - MIFW Caron on T2R9 EA 1 of 2.pdf

 21 Section 4.7 - Summary MFR ESA Section 7 Consultation Process 2019.pdf

 22 Section 4.7 - T2R9 Site Development FWS Consultation JAN20.pdf

 23 Section 4.7 - US Army Corps Wetland Permit.pdf

 24 Section 4.7 - USFWS Consultation Final.pdf

 25 Section 4.7 - USFWS to Flint_10-9-18.pdf

 26 Section 4.8 - 5-11-2018_Final Report to MHPC.pdf

 27 Section 4.8 - 5-11-2018_MHPC email - Concur Arch Ph1.pdf

 28 Section 4.8 - 5-17-2018_MHPC acceptance of Arch Phase I Rpt.pdf

 29 Section 4.8 - 6-7-2018_EA_Ltr to MHPC RE- T2R9 Property.pdf

 30 Section 4.8 - 6-11-2018_Ltr RE EA to Maliseet Chief.pdf

 31 Section 4.8 - 6-11-2018_Maliseet email reply.pdf

 32 Section 4.8 - 6-26-2018_Penobscot Nation_Douglas Farnham - T2 R9 NWP.pdf

 33 Section 4.8 - 7-17-2018_Passamaquoddy Response-Dept of Defense 7-17-18.pdf

 34 Section 4.8 - 9-13-2016_email_Penobscot Nation.pdf

 35 Section 4.8 - 2019-4-17_Draft EA to MHPC for Review.pdf

 36 Section 4.8 - 2019-4-24_SHPO no affect for EA.pdf

 37 Section 4.8 - MFR SHPO Consultation Summary.pdf

 38 Section 4.8 - MFR Tribal Consultation Summary.pdf

 39 Section 4.12 - FAA RE_ SDZ & airspace restrictions.pdf

 40 Section 4.13 - MEDEP on RDX.pdf