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National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Information


Thank you for visiting our NEPA website. This site is intended to promote outreach efforts by making project information readily available, and to foster public participation in the NEPA process. This website provides public access to Navy Environmental Assessments (EAs) and Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) prepared for actions proposed within the NAVFAC Pacific area of responsibility. These documents are prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, which requires all federal agencies to consider potential environmental consequences of proposed major Federal actions before decisions are made and actions are taken.

NEPA regulations allow federal agencies to identify actions which do not individually or cumulatively have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment as categorically excluded from additional NEPA review. The Navy has identified 49 categories of actions, listed in 32 CFR Part 775, called "categorical exclusions." If a proposed Navy action fits one of these categorical exclusions and has no extenuating circumstances that could result in a significant impact (such as certain adverse effects to historic properties or endangered species), the action is excluded from the requirement to prepare an EA or an EIS.

Environmental Assessment (EA). If a proposed Navy action does not fit one of the 49 categorical exclusions or has extenuating circumstances that could result in a significant environmental impact, the Navy will prepare an EA. Draft EAs are generally posted to this website for public review and comment. The Navy considers any public input and prepares a Final EA. If the analysis demonstrates that the environmental impacts of the proposed action do not significantly impact the quality of the human environment, the Navy will issue a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). However, if the EA demonstrates that environmental impacts are potentially significant, uncertain, unknown or scientifically controversial, the Navy will prepare an EIS.

Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). If a proposed Navy action has the potential to significantly impact the quality of the human environment, the Navy will prepare an EIS. The EIS process includes public scoping, where the Navy requests public input on the proposed action before beginning the environmental analysis. The Navy prepares a Draft EIS, which is made available for public review and comment. Additionally, public information meetings are held to provide information about the proposed action and to answer questions about the proposed action and its potential environmental effects. The Navy considers all public input when preparing the Final EIS, which is also made available to the public. Following publication of the Final EIS, the Navy makes a decision on the proposed action that is set forth in a Record of Decision (ROD).

Public Involvement. As new EAs and EISs are available for public review and comment, announcements are published in local newspapers, and links to the documents are posted on this website.

You can learn more about participating in the NEPA environmental review process in the Council on Environmental Quality’s publication “A Citizen’s Guide to the NEPA: Having Your Voice Heard.”

Writing and Submitting Comments. For general information on how to make comments on NEPA documents, click on "How to Comment." Please refer to the specific document for instructions on how you can submit comments.

*** NEPA documents available for public review ***


There will be a 30-day public comment period from April 3, 2024 through May 2, 2024, and the public can submit comments via email at, or via U.S. mail, postmarked by May 02, 2024 to the following address:

Department of the Navy, NAVFAC Atlantic

Attention: Project Manager for the JBPHH EUL Energy EA (EV21)

6506 Hampton Boulevard

Norfolk, Virginia 23508 


2022 JBPHH INRMP Appendices
2011 JBPHH INRMP Appendices

*NOTE: Pursuant to Section 102 (2) (c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 and the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 1500-1508) implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA, the United States (U.S.) Department of Navy (DON) gives notice that a Draft Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP) for Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam has been prepared, and an Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared to evaluate the potential impacts on the human and natural environment of the INRMP implementation.
The purpose of the 2022 JBPHH INRMP is to revise management of natural resources on JBPHH administered and leased lands as described in the 2011 JBPHH INRMP to include species listed under the Endangered Species Act since 2011 and to implement an approach for natural resources management that is consistent with the Sikes Act, as amended (16 U.S. Code [USC] 670a), and the most recent Department of Defense (DoD) and DON policy and guidance regarding INRMPs. Both the INRMP and the natural resources management programs must include a management approach consistent with mission support (as defined in 10 USC section 5062), multipurpose use, integration, ecosystem- or landscape-level management, and environmental compliance and stewardship objectives.
The EA evaluates the potential environmental impacts on topography, geology, and soils; water resources; cultural resources; terrestrial biological resources; marine biological resources; land use; submerged land use; socioeconomics; and environmental justice associated with implementing the Proposed Action and the No Action Alternative.

  • The Proposed Action is to implement the 2022 JBPHH INRMP. This alternative represents an update to management of resources found on JBPHH with the intent to provide a conservation benefit to existing and recently federally listed species.

  • Under the No Action Alternative, the Proposed Action would not occur, natural resources would continue to be managed as characterized in the 2011 JBPHH INRMP, and JBPHH would continue to implement applicable regulatory requirements. This alternative represents the status quo and is used to analyze the consequences of not undertaking the Proposed Action. The No Action Alternative would not meet the purpose and need for the Proposed Action; however, as required by NEPA, the No Action Alternative is carried forward for analysis in this EA

Written comments on the INRMP and Draft EA may be provided by mail to: Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific, ATTN: EV51 Natural Resources, 258 Makalapa Drive, Suite 100, JBPHH, HI 96860, or by email: To confirm comments are received, please set your email options to receive a read receipt. Written comments must be received or postmarked by December 20th, 2023, to be considered in the final draft of the EA.
The inherent graphical nature and age of these appendices documents make compliance with ADA and Section 508 accessibility difficult and therefore do not fully meet the requirements. If you use assistive technology and the format of these appendices and references prevent you from obtaining necessary data, please contact the navfachinaturalr.fct@navy.mi for other technical assistance.

Final EA and FONSI for Firefighter Training Facility, Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz, Finegayan, Guam
Draft EA for Firefighter Training Facility, Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz, Finegayan, Guam
Final EA and FONSI for Ambulatory Care Center Replacement at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
Final Environmental Assessment for Joint Intelligence Operations Center at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
Final EA and FONSI for Navy-Commercial Tie-In Hardening Project (MILCON P-661), Joint Region Marianas, Guam
Final EA and FONSI for Underwater Electromagnetic Measurement System at Naval Base Guam, Apra Harbor, Guam, May 2022
Final EA and FONSI for U.S. Army West Loch Ordnance Facilities at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Oahu, Hawaii
Final EA and FONSI: Naval Special Operations Training in Hawaii
Appendices for Final EA and FONSI: Naval Special Operations Training in Hawaii
Final EA with FONSI for Munitions Storage Igloos for Andersen Air Force Base, Guam
Final Environmental Assessment for the Lima, Mike, and November Wharf Repair and Modernization at Naval Base Guam, Apra Harbor

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