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Welcome to the Department of the Navy (DoN) environmental planning and compliance website that houses National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) projects.
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is a procedural law that, along with its implementing regulations, requires federal agencies to assess the potential for environmental effects of proposed major actions. Before an agency makes a decision to act, it must also consider reasonable measures to avoid, minimize or mitigate significant effects. Since NEPA’s enactment, the U.S. Navy institutionalized the NEPA process to thoroughly analyze potential environmental effects to inform federal decision making.
Under NEPA, the Navy must analyze the potential effects on the natural and physical environment and consider the following:
The NEPA process ensures environmental planning, conservation, and compliance efforts by all Navy stakeholders are consistent with national policies and national security requirements in order to support operational readiness today and tomorrow.
The Department of the Navy has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA)/Overseas Environmental Assessment (OEA) for Ice Exercises (ICEX) 2022 conducted in the Beaufort Sea 150 miles north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. The Draft EA/OEA evaluates potential environmental effects of conducting ice exercises and research activity in the Arctic environment.
The Navy has released a final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for home basing of the MQ-25A Stingray carrier-based Unmanned Air System (Stingray CBUAS) at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Point Mugu, California.