Seaplane Base On-Base PFAS Investigation
Across the country, the Navy has been conducting base-wide evaluations to identify additional potential PFAS releases. These evaluations are being conducted under the Navy’s Environmental Restoration Program which meets the requirements of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Following CERCLA, the Navy’s base-wide assessments are called preliminary assessments/site inspections, and their purpose is to verify, validate, and update the inventory of PFAS release sites aboard the installation for further investigation and cleanup.
At NAS Whidbey Island, the Navy has completed Preliminary Assessment for the Seaplane Base. The PA identified two sites with potential PFAS releases. A site inspection (SI) will be conducted at each site to determine the presence of PFAS in the soil and groundwater. The final SI Sampling and Analysis Plan is posted below. The field work was conducted in April 2021. The SI report will be posted when finalized. More information will be added to this website as it is available.
Final PFAS Seaplane PA (17Sept2018).pdf
Final PFAS Seaplane Base SI SAP.pdf
If you have any questions, please contact one of the Public Affairs Officers listed below.
Mike Welding, NASWI Public Affairs Officer
Sarah Lincoln, NAVFAC Northwest Public Affairs Officer