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.
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.
Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia
Draft Environmental Assessment for the Dry Dock Recapitalization Project at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Camden County, Georgia
Pursuant to Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] §§ 1500 to 1508) implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and Chief of Naval Operations Manual M-5090.1, Environmental Readiness Program Manual, the Department of the Navy (Navy) gives notice that an Environmental Assessment (EA) is being prepared to conduct major repairs and maintenance work to the Dry Dock and supporting facilities at Naval Submarine Base (NSB) Kings Bay, Georgia. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to correct degraded facility and safety conditions to ensure continued assurance for strategic submarine operations. The proposed action is needed because facility and safety conditions at the NSB Kings Bay Dry Dock have significantly degraded since the facility was constructed in 1990 and the facility is approaching time for recapitalization due to poor condition ratings and certification non-compliance.
Comments on the proposed action may be submitted at any time during the public comment period from October 12, 2019 through November 8, 2019, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or via U.S. mail, postmarked by November 8, 2019 to the following address: Department of the Navy, NAVFAC Southeast, Attention: Amanda Peyton (Code EV21), Box 30 Bldg. 135N, NAS Jacksonville, FL 32212-0030.