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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.

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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Latest News

191209-N-N0701-0001 NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (Dec. 9, 2019) The Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) Technical Service Center (TSC) contractor support team that assists with the management of U.S. Fleet Forces Command’s Environmental Information Management System (EIMS) poses for a group photograph. From left: Mark Lawrence, task order manager; David Wiggins, developer; Sara Campbell, technical writer; Christopher Preslar, system administrator; Prayer Singleton, help desk; and Tod Hollis, team lead. TSC members not pictured: Joshua Lapp, Maurice Compton, Joe Maciera, and Beatrice Canter. The TSC team is responsible for developing, sustaining, and upgrading the capabilities and data of EIMS and associated applications.  (U.S. Navy photo)
U.S. Fleet Forces EIMS Team Wins SECNAV and SECDEF Environmental Awards
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brooke Macchietto | May 1, 2020
The Environmental Information Management System (EIMS) team from U.S. Fleet Forces Command has been awarded both the 2020 Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) and Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) Environmental Awards for environmental quality in the individual/team category, April 22.

190516-N-N0701-0001 WASHINGTON (Dec. 21, 2017) The Department of the Navy seal. (U.S. Navy graphic/Released)
Seal Beach Wins Major Safety, Environmental Awards
By Gregg Smith | April 24, 2020
Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach has been selected as the winner of two prestigious Navy-wide awards in the last three days, the base announced April 23.

190516-N-N0701-0001 WASHINGTON (Dec. 21, 2017) The Department of the Navy seal. (U.S. Navy graphic/Released)
Navy Aircraft Noise Monitoring at NAS Whidbey Island and NAS Lemoore
By | March 27, 2020
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 directed the Department of the Navy to provide a report to the congressional defense committees by March 20, 2020, on real-time sound monitoring at no fewer than two Navy installations on the west coast. Pursuant to this directive, the Navy will conduct real-time noise monitoring of aircraft-in-flight at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, Washington, and at NAS Lemoore, California.

NORFOLK (Jan. 23, 2020) On Thursday, Jan. 23, Naval Station Norfolk’s environmental department was named the Inside Business River Star Hall of Fame winner for 2020.  The installation was chosen for an accumulation of environmental achievements dating to 1998 when the base was one of the first River Stars to achieve Model Level in the program. Pictured from left to right: Command Master Chief Ben Rushing, Naval Station Norfolk Command Master Chief, Captain Brad Rosen, Naval Station Norfolk Commanding Officer, Governor Ralph Northam, Governor of Virginia, Jennifer Tabor, Naval Station Norfolk Environmental Director and Captain Jason Kranz, Naval Station Norfolk Public Works Officer. (U.S. Navy photo Interior Communications Electrician 3rd Class Kaelyn Hernandez/Released)
Naval Station Norfolk: A Super-Star amongst the Constellation of River Stars
By Naval Station Norfolk Public Affairs | Jan. 23, 2020
On Thursday, Jan. 23, Naval Station (NAVSTA) Norfolk’s environmental department earned its title as the River Star Businesses Hall of Fame winner for 2020. The installation was chosen by the Elizabeth River Project cooperatives for its accumulation of environmental achievements.