Welcome to the Gulf Regional Airspace Strategic Initiative (GRASI) Landscape Initiative (GLI) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Website
Announcement: On November 18, 2015 the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force signed the Record of Decision (ROD), selecting the Preferred Alternative (Subalternative 1) and associated mitigation measures as identified in the ROD. The signed ROD is accessible by clicking here or by clicking the DOCUMENTATION menu item on the website navigation area above.
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This website is provided by the Air Force for the purposes of providing information and assisting in the evaluation of potential environmental and human consequences resulting from a proposal to establish up to 13 radar emitter sites in northwest Florida, as well as to obtain permits to utilize Blackwater River State Forest (BRSF) and Tate’s Hell State Forest (THSF) for nonhazardous training activities.

The purpose of the Proposed Action is to build additional regional capacity for the type of operations that can be conducted outside restricted airspace: nonhazardous operations.

The 96 Test Wing (96 TW) at Eglin Air Force Base (AFB), Florida is the proponent of this proposal. The Headquarters Air Force, Operations, Plans and Requirements (HAF/A3O) is managing the EIS process with Leidos as the contractor performing the work. The EIS has been prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 and the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations at 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508. Pursuant to the CEQ regulations the Air Force is inviting public participation in the NEPA process.

On November 18, 2015 the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force signed the ROD, selecting the Preferred Alternative (Subalternative 1) and associated mitigation measures as identified in the ROD. The ROD details the project decision based on information contained in the Final EIS, including the specific mitigations required for implementation of the Preferred Alternative. The Air Force announced the ROD signature in the Federal Register (Volume 80, No. 234 – Page 7600) on December 7, 2015 and a copy of the Federal Register Notice and signed ROD is provided on this website (currently available on the Documentation page).

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