Public Encouraged to Participate in Comment Period Now through June 27

Hagåtña, Guam – The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Department of Defense (DoD) officially published its Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for an Enhanced Integrated Air and Missile Defense System on Guam in the Federal Register today. This notice starts the public scoping period which will run through June 27, 2023. The EIS will evaluate the potential environmental impacts from the proposed deployment and operation of missile defense radars and sensors, missile interceptor launchers, and command and control systems; construction and operation of associated support facilities and infrastructure; and management of associated airspace. 

“The deployment of a missile defense system on Guam has significant implications for the local community and the safety of our people. Starting today through June 27, we highly encourage our local community to participate in the process of reviewing and commenting on the Environmental Impact Study for a missile defense system,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “Participation and feedback are crucial to ensure the system’s effectiveness and address any concerns or issues that may arise.”

“Community participation and comments are critical for the deployment of a missile defense system on Guam,” said Lt. Governor Joshua Tenorio. “We encourage community members to participate in the ongoing comment period for the environmental impact study and to provide their input and feedback. This will ensure that the study reflects the community’s concerns and priorities and that the potential environmental impacts of the missile defense system are fully understood.”

Access to meeting information can be found on the MDA website at The scoping period will be between May 5, 2023, through June 27, 2023 and schedule for Open House Public Scoping Meetings are set as follows:

June 14, 2023

University of Guam

Calvo Field House



June 15, 2023

Okkodo High School


660 Biradan Anakko 3rd St


June 16, 2023

Southern High School


#1 Jose Perez Leon Guerrero Dr

Santa Rita

The MDA is initiating a public scoping period to receive comments on the scope of the EIS including identification of potential alternatives, information, and analyzes relevant to the Proposed Action, and the Proposed Action’s potential to affect historic properties pursuant to section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966.

To view the Notice of Intent, please click here:



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