The 30-day waiting period following publication of the Final SEIS ended on February 6, 2017. Two Records of Decision (RODs) have been signed (by DoN and BLM, respectively) and a Notice of Availability (NOA) of the two RODs was published in the Federal Register on February 24, 2017 (see the Documents page on this website). This concludes the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process for this action.

The 45-day public comment period for the Draft SEIS ended on November 14, 2016.

How Can the Community Participate in the SEIS Process?

Public involvement is a fundamental part of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) procedures. The Combat Center encourages and appreciates your participation in the NEPA process for the SEIS.

Read the Draft SEIS:

The Draft SEIS was available for review at the following local libraries starting on September 30, 2016, and was posted in electronic format on the "Documents" portion of this website:

Newton T. Bass Apple Valley Branch Library 14901 Dale Evans Parkway Apple Valley, CA 92307
Barstow Branch Library 304 E. Buena Vista St. Barstow, CA 92311
Joshua Tree Library‎ 6465 Park Blvd. Joshua Tree, CA 92284
Lucerne Valley Janice Horst Branch Library 33103 Old Woman Springs Road Lucerne Valley, CA 92356
Needles Branch Library 1111 Bailey Ave. Needles, CA 92363
Ovitt Family Community Library 215 E. C St. Ontario, CA 91764
Palm Springs Public Library 300 S. Sunrise Way Palm Springs, CA 92262
Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building 914 Capitol Mall Sacramento, CA 95814
San Bernardino County Library, Administrative Offices 777 E. Rialto Avenue San Bernardino, CA 92415
Twentynine Palms Library 6078 Adobe Road Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Victorville City Library 15011 Circle Drive Victorville, CA 92395
Yucca Valley Branch Library 57098 29 Palms Highway Yucca Valley, CA 92284

Come to a Meeting:

The Combat Center held open-house public meetings during the public comment period at the locations and times shown below. The purpose of both the public comment period and public meetings was to provide opportunities to comment on the content, adequacy, and accuracy of the Draft SEIS.

Public Meeting Locations
TUE, OCT 25, 2016
5 – 8 p.m.
Joshua Tree Community Center 6171 Sunburst St.,
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
WED, OCT 26, 2016
5 – 8 p.m.
Palm Springs Convention Center 277 N. Avenida Caballeros,
Palm Springs, CA 9226
THU, OCT 27, 2016
5 – 8 p.m.
Barstow Harvey House 681 N. 1st Ave.
Barstow, CA 92311

Participants at these meetings were welcome to:

  • Engage in the NEPA process and review posters and other informational materials;
  • Learn about the analysis presented in the Draft SEIS;
  • Ask questions and discuss the proposed action with Combat Center representatives; and
  • Submit written or spoken comments.

Have Your Say:

Comments on the Draft SEIS were encouraged and accepted during the 45-day public comment period, which began on September 30, 2016 and ended on November 14, 2016.

There were several ways to provide comments on the Draft SEIS:

  1. Review the Draft SEIS online and submit comments electronically using the comment form on this website.
  2. Participate in one of the public meetings and fill out a comment form that was available at the meetings.
  3. Submit a verbal comment to a certified court reporter at one of the public meetings, who provided transcripts of all spoken comments received at each meeting.
  4. Mail written comments to:
  5. 29Palms SEIS Project Team
    c/o Cardno Government Services
    3888 State Street, Ste. 201
    Santa Barbara, CA 93105

The U.S. Marine Corps and the Combat Center thank you for your participation in the NEPA process for the SEIS.