Accession Number : ADA118953

Title :   Alternatives to the Northern Mariana Islands Land Lease.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC INTERNATIONAL DIV

PDF Url : ADA118953

Report Date : 19 Aug 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : DOD is able to demonstrate a need for only 8,306 acres currently used for military training. There are no current plans that specifically identify how the remaining 9,876 acres would be used to meet long-term contingencies. According to CINCPAC commanders, the land on the island of Tinian, not currently used for training, is needed for contingencies. We conclude that acquiring the land through eminent domain before the expiration date of the lease option or offering the initially agreed on rental price of $19,520,600 without additions for inflation, are both contrary to the terms agreed to by the United States in P.L. 94-241 and are, therefore, not viable alternatives for acquiring the land. The alternative, we believe has the most advantages, would be to allow the lease option to expire and then attempt to negotiate with the Northern Marianas Government for a new long-term lease covering only the land for which a clear military need has been identified. According to the results of our review, this would include only FDM and about 8,100 acres on Tinian currently used for training.

Descriptors :   *Pacific Ocean Islands, *Military facilities, Military requirements, Land areas, Land use, Air Force facilities, Naval shore facilities, Airports, Air Force training, Naval training, Leasing, International relations

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE