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Media Release

25th Infantry Division (Light) & U.S. Army, Hawaii


Public Affairs Office

For Immediate Release


Release number: 2003-11-01
Nov. 3, 2003

Public Comment Period Extended for Stryker Brigade Environmental Impact Statement

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS – The 25th Infantry Division (Light) and U.S. Army, Hawaii,

have extended the public comment period for the Stryker Brigade Draft Environmental Impact

Statement (DEIS) by 45 days.

The final day to receive comments is now Jan.3, 2004. The comment period is being

extended to accommodate those who have expressed public concern during public meetings and

written comments.

“The decision to extend the comment period is a good faith effort and it allows the public to

review the document and provide feedback,” said Col. David L. Anderson, commander, U.S.

Army Garrison, Hawaii.

The Army has held three public meetings with the remaining meetings taking place this week

on Oahu and the Island of Hawaii. The meetings will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at the Turtle

Bay Resort. On the Island of Hawaii public meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 5 at the

Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Thursday, Nov 6 at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel.

All meetings will begin with an Informal Open House from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. The

Formal meetings to listen to public comments will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., or later if

required.

The Draft EIS can be reviewed at the SBCT website http://www.SBCTEIS.com.

For further information please contact Major Stacy Bathrick, Public Affairs Officer, 25th Infantry Division

(Light) & u.s. Army, Hawaii, (808) 655-2918 or Captain Kathleen Turner, Media Relations Officer, 25th Infantry

Division (Light) & U.S. Army, Hawaii, (808) 655-8729.