Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS)

This website for the FirstNet Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) is your one-stop shop for National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA)-related public documents for each of the regional PEISs.

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) is preparing five regional PEISs to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of a proposed nationwide public safety broadband network. Due to the geographic scope and the diversity of ecosystems potentially traversed by the project, FirstNet has elected to prepare five regional PEISs. The five PEISs are divided as shown in the map below:

The current state of LMR.


The PEISs scoping period began with publication of the Notice of Intent (NOI) in the Federal Register on November 12, 2014 and ended on December 29, 2014 (45 days after publication of the NOI). FirstNet held several public scoping meetings to solicit further comments on the proposed scope and content of each regional PEIS.
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Get Involved!

Public involvement is an integral component of NEPA, and FirstNet invites you to get involved in any or all of the public processes relating to these PEISs. The NEPA process has specific times for public involvement, during which you may submit official public comments through , the mail or at PEIS public meetings. In order to maximize opportunities for public participation, FirstNet will also accept written comments via email to or by mail to:

Amanda Pereira, NEPA Coordinator
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S 243
Reston, VA 20192

Comments received will be made a part of the public record and may be posted to this FirstNet website without change. Comments should be machine readable and should not be copy-protected. All personally identifiable information (e.g., name, address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business information or otherwise sensitive or protected information.

PEIS Public Comment Meetings

Attendees can obtain information regarding the project and/or submit a comment in person during public meetings. The meeting details are as follows:

Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement – West Region
Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement – Central Region
Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement – South Region
Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement – East Region
Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement – Non-Contiguous Region
Project Overview
NEPA Process
Public Involvement

Date/Time City/State Location Speaker
4 p.m.-8 p.m.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana Louisiana State Police Training Academy, Classroom No. 5
7919 Independence Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Andrew Bielakowski
4 p.m.-8 p.m.
Santa Fe, New Mexico Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza
100 Sandoval Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Claudia Wayne
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