DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Department of the Navy
Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for EA-18G Growler Airfield Operations at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington and to Announce
Public Scoping Meetings
AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD
SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Navy (DoN) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for EA-18G Growler airfield operations at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, Washington. The EIS will evaluate the potential environmental effects associated with the introduction of two additional EA-18G Growler expeditionary squadrons (10 aircraft) and the addition of three EA-18G Growler aircraft to the Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) when added to baseline conditions, including ongoing EA-18G Growler airfield operations, at NAS Whidbey Island’s Ault Field and Outlying Landing Field (OLF) Coupeville.
DATES AND ADDRESSES:
Three open house information sessions will be held between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on:
1. Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at Coupeville High School Commons Area, 501 South Main Street, Coupeville, Washington 98239.
2. Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at Oak Harbor High School Student Union Building, 1 Wildcat Way, Oak Harbor, Washington 98277.
3. Thursday, December 5, 2013, at Anacortes Middle School Cafeteria, 2202 M Avenue, Anacortes, Washington 98221.
Each of the three open house information sessions will be informal and consist of information stations staffed by DoN representatives.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
EA-18G EIS Project Manager (Code EV21/SS);
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic,
6506 Hampton Boulevard,
Norfolk, Virginia 23508.