The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Powder River Training Complex (PRTC) proposed airspace expansion has been completed. On Nov. 28, 2014, the Air Force plans to issue a notice of availability for the Powder River Training Complex Final Environmental Impact Statement in the Federal Register. This will release the Final EIS for public viewing and review. The Air Force will then prepare to issue a Record of Decision on the proposed action no earlier than 30 days after the NOA is released. Issuing a Record of Decision is the final action by the Air Force. Subsequently, the FAA will issue its own Record of Decision. Together, the two records will represent the final step before publication of the charts and procedures that allow military aviators to use the Powder River Training airspace.
Air Force Record of Decision
The Air Force issued its record of decision (ROD) Jan. 16. Click below to view the ROD and click here for more information and the announcement of this decision.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the Air Force's PRTC proposal and has issued their record of decision on March 24, 2015. There are still important steps remaining before the Air Force can begin training within the expanded airspace. The FAA is in the process of incorporating PRTC into the electronic databases as well as paper and electronic charts and publications that make up the National Airspace System. Click below for the FAA's adoption of Environmental Impact Statement and ROD.
For inquiries contact:
28th BW Public Affairs
1958 Scott Dr., Ste. 4
Ellsworth AFB, SD 57706
Phone: 1 (605) 385-5056
Fax: 1 (605) 385-4668
Cultural and Historic Preservation Information
This section includes items that describe the undertaking, the area of potential effects, stakeholders and interested parties, potential effects, and results of consultations. Also in this section are items that describe Air Force efforts to identify and consult with affiliated federally recognized tribes concerning historic, traditional, cultural, and religious places and resources in the PRTC region of influence.
Click here to view the National Historic Preservation Act, Section 106, and Tribal Consultation Documentation.