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Environmental Planning


National Environmental Policy Act



National Environmental Policy Act


The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 establishes national policies and goals for the protection of the environment.  Its procedural requirements direct all Federal agencies to give appropriate consideration to the environmental effects of their decision-making prior to the action taking place and to prepare detailed environmental impact statements on any action that may significantly affect the quality of the environment.   The NEPA process is intended to help public officials make decisions that are based on understanding of environmental consequences and consider reasonable alternative actions. 

Public Participation


NEPA comment periods are provided to ensure public participation in the NEPA process.  Comments provided to the Navy during the NEPA document comment period, including names and street addresses, will be available for public review.  Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name or street address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your written comment. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their entirety.



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