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COM-10 Lack of Information to Public on Water Ranges Because of competition for use of the water among recreational boaters and fishermen, sea spaces need to be cleared where restricted areas, military operating areas, and military training routes begin at the surface when active training and operations are occurring throughout the JLUS Study Area. COM- 10A DCR Coordination MAA Informational Brochure Seymour Johnson AFB should coordinate with other branches of the military to develop an informational brochure detailing boater safety in areas of military overflight over water, and water ranges including locations, hours of operation, branch of military controlling the range and contact information. Post the brochure on the Dare County page of the Seymour Johnson website per Strategy COM-1D. Coordinate with the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries to make the brochure available where fishing licenses are issued and with the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality and North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation for distribution at commercial marinas. Issue / Strategy   Short-Term Other Primary Partners: NAS Oceana, MCAS Cherry Point, Andrews AFB, North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission DUST / SMOKE / STEAM (DSS) DSS-1 Prescribed Burns from Agricultural Farming Some farmers in Hyde and Tyrrell Counties use fire to clear wheat straw prior to replanting. Concern that prescribed burns can impact flight training activities. DSS-1A DCR Coordination MAA Communication on Prescribed Burns The North Carolina Forest Service should establish protocols to notify Seymour Johnson AFB, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, US Fish and Wildlife Short-Term             Seymour Johnson AFB and Dare County Range JLUS Report Page 99