At the request of elected officials, the Navy will be holding two additional scoping meetings and has extended the scoping period Friday, January 9, 2015. The additional meetings will be held on December 3, 2014 on Lopez Island and on December 4, 2014 in Port Townsend, as outlined in the press release below. The scoping period began October 10, and the original deadline for scoping comments was November 24. All written comments must be postmarked or received (online) by January 9, 2015, to ensure they become part of the official record.

The press release issued regarding the additional scoping meetings and the scoping comment extension can be viewed here.

Please click here for a copy of the notice published in the Federal Register on November 17, 2014.

Past announcements can be viewed on this website by selecting the “Public Involvement” tab above or by clicking here.


The Department of the Navy (Navy) is preparing 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 Department of the Navy Logo effects associated with an addition of up to 36 aircraft to NAS Whidbey Island. The purpose of the proposed action is to improve the Navy’s electronic attack capability and to provide the most effective force structure and tactical airborne electronic attack capabilities. Once completed, the EIS will meet the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) as well as all applicable state environmental regulations.

The Navy is committed to engaging the community throughout the EIS process. This website provides information about the EIS process, including previously completed NEPA studies and efforts for NAS Whidbey Island; project background; EIS project schedule; and opportunities for public involvement. Updates to this website will be made throughout the EIS process to keep you informed about the project.

Please use the buttons at the top of the webpage to navigate through the site and learn more about the proposed project and how you can participate.

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