SAN ANTONIO, Texas (March 30, 2018) - The Army has completed a 'programmatic environmental assessment' for converting an existing Infantry Brigade Combat Team into a new Armored Brigade Combat Team, and for stationing that new armored brigade at one of five installations.

The assessment and a draft 'finding of no significant impact' is available for public comment for 30 days. All interested members of the public, federally recognized Indian Tribes, and federal, state, and local agencies are invited to review and provide comments. The assessment and draft finding may be accessed at: https://aec.army.mil/index.php?cID=352.

The existing infantry brigade identified for conversion is stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado. The armored brigade stationing is proposed to occur at one of the following installations: Fort Carson, Colorado (Alternative 1); Fort Bliss, Texas (Alternative 2); Fort Hood, Texas (Alternative 3); Fort Riley, Kansas (Alternative 4); or Fort Stewart, Georgia (Alternative 5).

The assessment addresses the possible direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental and socioeconomic impacts of the proposed action alternatives. The assessment does not identify significant environmental impacts from any of the alternatives under the proposed action; consequently, the preparation of an environmental impact statement is not required.

Comments will be accepted until April 29, 2018. Please submit written comments to: U.S. Army Environmental Command, ATTN: Public Comments, 2450 Connell Road (Building 2264), Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-7664; or email: usarmy.jbsa.aec.nepa@mail.mil.

For further information, please contact the U.S. Army Environmental Command Public Affairs Office at (210) 466-1590 or toll-free 855-846-3940, or email at usarmy.jbsa.aec.nepa@mail.mil.