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Environmental Resources Management

ERM Deputy Manager: 801-432-4454

The Utah Army National Guard is a dynamic organization comprised of men and women committed to defending and protecting the American public, both domestically and abroad. Readiness is a top priority.

Our ability to accomplish our mission is enhanced through adequate personnel strength, training proficiency, and equipment serviceability. These activities occur at all UTNG facilities and training lands, and are integral to meeting our mission objectives.

 

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The Utah National Guard Environmental Resources Management Office uses two contracting mechanisms to procure contract support for its mission, they are:

1) State Pre Approved Vendors. We use these already approved vendors for contracting.  Click here to find out how to be on this list: https://purchasing.utah.gov/for-vendors/

2) Federal Contracts. We use Department of Defense Contracts too and there are a number of ways to do this.  Click here to find out more: https://www.defense.gov/ask-us/faq/Article/1774854/how-can-i-get-information-about-doing-business-with-the-department-of-defense/

 

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

OF THE UTAH ARMY NATIONAL GUARD’S

INTEGRATED WILDLAND FIRE MANAGEMENT PLAN

CAMP W.G. WILLIAMS, SALT LAKE AND UTAH COUNTIES, UTAH

 

DESCRIPTION: Interested parties are hereby notified that the Utah Army National Guard  has prepared a final Environmental Assessment (EA) and draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FNSI) regarding the Proposed Action described below.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: This notice is being issued to all interested parties in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the Council on Environmental Quality regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500-1508) and Environmental Analysis of Army Actions (32 CFR Part 651) and the ARNG NEPA Handbook 2011.

PROPOSED ACTION: The Proposed Action is implementation of an Integrated Wildland Fire Management Plan for Camp W.G. Williams. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to provide specific guidance, procedures, and protocols for the prevention and suppression of wildfires at Camp Williams.

PUBLIC REVIEW: The EA and draft FNSI will undergo a 30-day public comment period from August 8, 2021, through September 9, 2021, in accordance with Section 651.14 of 32 CFR Part  651, Environmental Analysis of Army Actions. During this period, the public may submit comments on the EA and draft FNSI. The documents can be accessed online at https://ut.ng.mil/Resources/Environmental-Resources-Management/

COMMENTS: Comments on the documents are welcomed and should be submitted during the 30-day comment period to:

 

Mr. Shaun Nelson

NEPA Program Manager

Utah Army National Guard

Environmental Resources Management Office

12953 S. Minuteman Drive

Draper, Utah 84020

or via e-mail to shaun.r.nelson4.mil@mail.mil.

The Utah National Guard manages thousands of acres and hundreds of buildings and structures across the state. As stewards of both Federal and state lands, the Utah National Guard (UTNG) is responsible for the management of any cultural resources located on these lands.

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The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) was enacted to: declare a national policy which will encourage productive and enjoyable harmony between man and his environment; to promote efforts which will prevent or eliminate damage to the environment and biosphere and stimulate the health and welfare of man; to enrich the understanding of the ecological systems and natural resources important to the Nation; and to establish a Council on Environmental Quality. Sec. 2 [42 U.S. Code § 4321].

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Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances environmental impact:

  • The Department of Defense's PFAS Task Force published a progress report on Friday, 13 March 2020
  • More information available at DoD PFAS webpagehttps://www.defense.gov/pfas
  • The Utah National Guard has three sites listed on this report
  • AFFF has been used by the Utah National Guard for fighting petroleum fires
  • PFAS is a national issue that needs national regulatory solutions
  • The investigation into how these chemicals may have impacted Utah's environment is ongoing

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The UTARNG's EMS provides for continuous improvement of its environmental performance using a plan, do, check, and act model. The eMS documents organizational structure, planning activities, responsibilities, practices, procedures, processes and resources for developing, implementing, achieving, reviewing and maintaining environmental programs at UTARNG.

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Respect for the sovereign status of each Native American tribal government is key to the UTNG Tribal Consultation program area. The UTNG will work directly with federally recognized Tribes on a government to government basis, recognizing the sovereignty of each Tribe.

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Sustaining the natural training ecosystem:

  • Natural Resource Management
  • Wildland Fire Planning
  • Invasive Species Management
  • Endangered Species

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Cleanup and MMRP concern the investigation and cleanup of potentially contaminated sites. MMRP is the Military Munitions Response Program, primarily concerned with unexploded ordnance (UXO).

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