The goal of community outreach is to advocate for and strengthen early and meaningful community participation in the Department of the Navy’s (Navy) Environmental Restoration Program (ERP). The overarching objective of the Navy’s ERP is to protect human health and the environment from past hazardous waste practices and releases at Navy and Marine Corps Installation Restoration (IR) sites. The Navy is committed to involving the public during the site investigation and cleanup process at Naval Air Facility (NAF) El Centro, through both formal and informal means of communications. The health and safety both on base and in our communities is a top Navy priority.
In addition, federal and state laws and regulations require community involvement during site investigation and cleanup activities conducted under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act. This ensures that the public is informed and involved early, that public concerns are heard, and their comments are considered in making final decisions on managing cleanup activities. The Navy encourages meaningful and productive participation by everyone in the community.
Information repositories have been established to provide public access to technical reports and other information about the investigation and cleanup of sites at NAF El Centro. A collection of environmental restoration documents is available online in the Administrative Record files.
CLICK HERE to access the online Administrative Record files for NAF El Centro.
Correspondence, reports, minutes, fact sheets, public notices, and other records are available for public review at the following locations:
Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Southwest
750 Pacific Highway, Code EV33
NBSD Bldg. 3519
San Diego, CA 92132-5190
Contact: Ms. Diane Silva
Phone (619) 556-1280
El Centro Public Library
1140 North Imperial Avenue
El Centro, CA 92243
Phone: (760) 337-4565
400 Main Street
Brawley, CA 92227
Phone (760) 344-1891
Public Affairs Office
The mission of the NAF El Centro Public Affairs Office is to enhance the public image of NAF El Centro, manage the command's community relations program, and serve as the point of contact for all media and public inquiries.
The Public Affairs Office provides information and press releases to newspapers, TV, radio stations, and civic organizations, and schedules and conducts interviews and news conferences.
Naval Air Facility El Centro
Attn: Public Affairs Officer, Code N00P
El Centro, CA, 92243
(760) 339-2519 (Public Affairs Officer)
(760) 339-2673 (Deputy Public Affairs Officer)
The Public Affairs Office can be contacted at Kristopher.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Southwest ERP holds virtual and public meetings, when needed, to provide the public with current information about significant project events, investigations, remedial actions, or removal action decisions, and to respond to specific community concerns, issues, or events. Formal public hearings are also held in conjunction with public comment periods for major technical milestones, such as the proposed remedial action plans required for removal and remedial actions. These meetings will be announced in fact sheets and public notices in local newspapers.