NAVFAC Southeast

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.


Naval Air Station Key West

This Environmental Assessment evaluates the environmental effects associated with existing and future Naval Special Warfare training within the vicinity of Naval Air Station Key West, FL. The Proposed Action would consist of combat swimmer/diver skill training, combat craft/submersibles/unmanned aerial systems training, small arms training, parachute training, special reconnaissance training (ashore training with air or waterborne insertion/extraction), and demolitions training ashore. 

Click here to download a copy of the Key West NSWC Training Ops FONSI - 13 Sep 2019

Click here to download a copy of the Key West NSWC Training Ops EA - 6 Sep 2019



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