BREAKING NEWS: Military sets Oct 1 as new deadline for DEIS comments


The U.S Department of Defense has agreed to extend until Oct. 1, 2015, the comment period for the draft environmental impact statement on proposed military joint training and live fire exercises in the CNMI.

Press Secretary Ivan Blanco confirmed that the military agreed on the extension request by Gov. Eloy S. Inos.

On Tuesday, Inos sent a letter asking for another extension of the comment period for the DEIS.

The governor said “in the aftermath of Typhoon Soudelor, and following President Obama’s declaration of a major disaster in the Northern Mariana Islands, I believe it absolutely necessary and hereby request an extension of the public comment period on the CJMT Draft EIS from its present closing date of Aug. 17, 2015, 5pm (Eastern Time).”
More details in tomorrow’s edition of the Saipan Tribune.

Joel D. Pinaroc | Reporter
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