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The most recent comprehensive environmental review of training and testing activities in the AFTT Study Area was completed in 2018.       The final environmental impact statement and the Record of Decision are available here.



Fact Sheets

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Process

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Process

Navy Training and Testing in the AFTT Study Area

U.S. Navy training and testing in the AFTT Study Area

Environmental Stewardship

U.S. Navy training and testing in the AFTT Study Area


Welcome to the United States (U.S.) Department of the Navy's Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing (AFTT) environmental planning website.

The AFTT website is an online resource for information concerning the potential environmental effects of training and testing (military readiness) activities that occur in, over, and on the western Atlantic Ocean along the East Coast of North America, the Gulf of Mexico, and portions of the Caribbean Sea.

The third (Phase III) comprehensive review of potential environmental effects of military readiness activities was published in September of 2018. The AFTT Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (OEIS) supported authorization by the National Marine Fisheries Service, as a cooperating agency, of incidental takes of marine mammals under the Marine Mammal Protection Act and incidental takes of threatened and endangered marine species under the Endangered Species Act.

It is anticipated that a supplemental National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis will begin in late 2022 to support renewal of current federal regulatory permits and authorizations that expire in November of 2025. 

AFTT Study Map

Poster Videos

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AFTT Marine Resource Protection

  • Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command
  • May 26, 2017 | 2:33

170526-N-N0701-0001 NORFOLK, Va. (May 26, 2017) A poster video created for the public review and comment period for the Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing (AFTT) draft environmental impact statement (EIS) highlights marine resource protection. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, U.S. Fleet Forces Command assessed the potential environmental impacts associated with conducting safe, yet realistic training for Sailors, and testing systems within the AFTT study area, which consists of approximately 2.6 million square nautical miles of open waters and designated airspace over the Atlantic Ocean along the eastern coast of North America, the Gulf of Mexico, portions of the Caribbean Sea, and in specific inland waters. (U.S. Navy video/Released)