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Welcome


Welcome to the Department of the Navy (DoN) environmental planning and compliance website that houses National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) projects.

Background ​

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:

  • What are the potential direct and indirect environmental impacts that might occur?
  • What is the severity and context of the environmental impact?
  • How much is the existing condition likely to change? 

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.​

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190516-N-N0701-0001 WASHINGTON (Dec. 21, 2017) The Department of the Navy seal. (U.S. Navy graphic/Released)
Navy Releases Finding of No Significant Impact for Advanced Helicopter Training System at NAS Whiting Field
By | Sept. 19, 2019
The Navy has made available the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, which evaluates the potential environmental effects from the replacement of the TH-57 Sea Ranger training helicopters and implementation of the Advanced Helicopter Training System (AHTS) at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field, Santa Rosa County, Florida.

190516-N-N0701-0001 WASHINGTON (Dec. 21, 2017) The Department of the Navy seal. (U.S. Navy graphic/Released)
Navy Releases Final Environmental Assessment for Dare County Bombing Range
By | July 16, 2019
The Navy has completed and released to the public an Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact for infrastructure improvements and maintenance actions at the Navy Dare County Bombing Range in North Carolina. The purpose of the EA is to enable the Navy to continue to provide realistic training scenarios and complete maintenance operations while enhancing range personnel safety and increasing operational range clearance capabilities.

190516-N-N0701-0001 WASHINGTON (Dec. 21, 2017) The Department of the Navy seal. (U.S. Navy graphic/Released)
Guam Senators, Military Leaders Visit Endangered Species at Northwest Field
By Joint Region Marianas Public Affairs | July 12, 2019
Guam’s elected and military leaders continued their collaboration today with a joint visit to the site of the Serianthes nelsonii at Northwest Field where natural resources preservation work is ongoing.

190604-N-OU681-1028 MILTON, Fla. (June 5, 2019) TH-57 Sea Ranger helicopters assigned to Training Air Wing (TW) 5 sit on the flightline at Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Milton, Fla. TW-5 conducts primary fixed-wing and advanced helicopter training for aviators from the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and allied nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Michelle Tucker/Released)
Navy Releases Draft Environmental Assessment for Advanced Helicopter Training System at NAS Whiting Field
By | June 27, 2019
The Navy has completed and released to the public a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the replacement of the TH-57 Sea Ranger training helicopter system with the Advanced Helicopter Training System at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field, Santa Rosa County, Florida.