The U.S. Army is planning to field Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicles (AMPVs) and has completed an analysis of the environmental and socioeconomic impacts. The public’s review and input of the analysis conducted in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act is requested and encouraged.
The Army invites all interested members of the public, federally recognized Native American tribes, and federal, state and local agencies to review the analysis and findings and provide comments by Apr. 3, 2023.
Written comments can be submitted by mail to U.S. Army Environmental Command, ATTN: AMPV Public Comments, 2455 Reynolds Rd, Mail Stop 112, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-7588 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with AMPV Public Comments as the subject of the email.
The programmatic environmental assessment for the proposed fielding, operation and maintenance of the AMPV at active and reserve units is available at https://aec.army.mil/index.php?cID=352, along with the draft finding of no significant impacts.
The AMPV is the Army’s replacement for the M113 armored personnel carrier and will improve the safety and survivability of soldiers and provide improved integrated network capability and interoperability. The Army’s intent is to field the AMPV to both active and reserve armored brigade combat teams, as well as other Army units in the United States, consistent with the Army Modernization Strategy.
The PEA identified the potential impacts on the human and natural environments related to fielding, operating and maintaining the AMPV as compared to the conditions if the Army took no action. The PEA did not identify any significant environmental impacts from replacing the M113 armored personnel carrier with the AMPV.
The Army will not make decisions on fielding the AMPV until after decision makers consider all public comments received during the 30-day public comment period held in compliance with NEPA.
If you have any questions, please contact the U.S. Army Environmental Command Public Affairs Office at (443) 243-0313, or send email to email@example.com for assistance.