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Public comment period begins for four new projects on Marine Corps Base

By Pacific Island Times News Staff

The Navy today announced the start of the 45-day public comment period for four new projects proposed for Camp Blaz Marine Corps Base as part of the military buildup on Guam.

The public is invited to review and submit comments for a Programmatic Agreement memo in support of the Marine Corps relocation to the island; comment period ends March 21.

PA memos provide an opportunity for interested members of the public to

participate in the Section 106 consultation process required under the

National Historic Preservation Act.

The following PA memo provides new cultural and natural resources

information associated with planned construction projects and is available

on the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Pacific

Cultural Information (CRI) webpage at Please note

the URL is case sensitive.

Projects J-014 (Physical Training Complex), J-035 (Education Center), J-318

(Public Works/Maintenance Shops), and J-323 (Base Motor Pool) will conduct

design studies and vertical construction to support future operations of

Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz.

Vertical construction refers to the construction of buildings or structures within graded areas prepared by the J-001B Utilities and Site Improvement Phase 1 project.

In locations with shallow soils, buildings and structures are typically built directly on top of bedrock following horizontal construction, or clear-cutting and leveling the ground to prepare for vertical construction. In areas with deeper fill material, stable foundations, such as pilings or footings, must be

constructed to support buildings. The projects are located at Marine Corps

Base Camp Blaz within the Finegayan area of Dededo, Guam.

This is a 45-day public comment period and interested members of the

community may submit comments via email to

Those without internet access may obtain a printed copy of this PA memo from

the Guam Historic Resources Division, located at 490 Chalan Palasyo, Agana

Heights, 96910 (in the Department of Parks and Recreation Office).

In addition, the community is encouraged to subscribe to regular updates and

other information related to the Programmatic Agreement by visiting the

Joint Region Marianas webpage and signing up at the following link:

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