On behalf of the twenty-two federal agencies that comprise the President’s Economic Adjustment Committee (EAC), we are pleased to present this Implementation Plan for necessary adjustments in local public infrastructure to support the relocation of Marine Corps forces to the Territory of Guam.
Great care has been taken to ensure the deliberations and assessments underpinning this plan respond to the preferred alternative in the Department of Navy’s 2015 “Guam and Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands Military Relocation (2012 Roadmap Adjustments) Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement.” The identified infrastructure projects are necessary to mitigate significant impacts across: water resources; marine biological resources; cultural resources; utilities (wastewater, potable water); sociocultural issues; and public health and safety. While each project is depicted in a schedule allowing for its completion in time to support the Department’s operational requirements for the Asia-Pacific region rebalance, it is imperative the necessary planning, design, and other reviews for the construction of each to commence no later than Fiscal Year 2016 to meet the Navy’s needs.
This plan was developed in close coordination with the Government of Guam, and several Federal partners contributed significantly to its completion, including the: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Insular Affairs, National Park Service, and the Department of the Navy. Collectively, they helped to ensure each planned project is reasonable, allocable, cost effective, and sustainable. The plan is intended to be a catalyst for carrying out these necessary projects.
To view the report click here: EAC Implementation Plan.