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.
"A Citizen's Guide to the NEPA: Having Your Voice Heard"
How to Comment
*** NEPA documents available for public review ***
Final EA and FONSI for Navy-Commercial Tie-In Hardening Project (MILCON P-661), Joint Region Marianas, Guam
Draft Environmental Assessment for Underwater Electromagnetic Measurement System at Naval Base Guam, Apra Harbor, Guam, October 2021
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
*** Links to other NEPA documents ***
HSTT - https://www.hstteis.com/
MITT - https://mitt-eis.com/
CJMT - http://www.cnmijointmilitarytrainingeis.com/