Air Force Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Environmental Impact Statement
Welcome and Thank You for Stopping By
Welcome to the official remote meeting website for the Air Force's Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
Beginning in the fall of 2020, the Air Force is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the potential effects on the human and natural environments from deployment of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) system, and the decommissioning and disposal of the Minuteman III ICBM. The GBSD weapon system represents the continued modernization of the United States' land-based nuclear arsenal with replacement of the aging Minuteman III. Deployment-related actions would primarily occur both on-base and in the missile fields at F.E. Warren Air Force Base (AFB), WY; Malmstrom AFB, MT; and Minot AFB, ND. Additional maintenance, training, storage, testing, and support locations would occur at Hill AFB, UT; the Utah Test and Training Range (UTTR), UT; Camp Guernsey, WY; and Camp Navajo, AZ.
Why Meet Online?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Air Force will not be holding any in-person public meetings for the time being as a direct result of the following: (1) The National Emergency declared by the President on March 13, 2020 in response to the COVID–19 pandemic in the United States; (2) the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations for social distancing and avoiding large public gatherings; and (3) evolving Executive Orders related to COVID-19 issued by the states of Montana, North Dakota, Utah & Wyoming.
Scoping is generally the first contact between project proponents and the public. The purpose of the scoping process is to explain the project to affected agencies and the public. Scoping is utilized to gather information that might inform decisions regarding a proposed project. This early interaction and information gathering often reduces the need for changes later in the project development process and serves the purpose of reducing the chance that critical social, economic, or environmental issues have been overlooked. This website can be accessed anytime throughout the duration of the project.