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Aug. 28, 2009

Navy Announces Delay of Environmental Impact Statement for East Coast Landing Field Sites

The Navy announced today that it will delay the expected release of a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) that examines five sites in Virginia and North Carolina for an outlying landing field (OLF) to support training for aircraft stationed at and transient to Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana and Naval Station Norfolk.

Aug. 10, 2009

Navy Continues its Commitment to Science through Marine Mammal Studies

The U.S. Navy and its partners recently completed two studies that monitored marine mammal responses to military exercises.

July 22, 2009

Navy Activity Recognized by Federal Agency for Environmental Stewardship

Deputy assistant secretary of the Navy (DASN) for the environment received a letter from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), completing the Federal Facilities Agreement (FFA) agreement for Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Pacific (NCTAMS PAC) July 17.

June 30, 2009

Undersea Warfare Training Range Final OEIS/EIS Released

The Navy released a Final Overseas Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Statement (OEIS/EIS) that examined potential effects of an Undersea Warfare Training Range (USWTR) June 26.

June 25, 2009

Regulatory Officials Take Environmental Journey At NAS Jacksonville

Representatives of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), City of Jacksonville Environmental and Compliance Department and the St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) were briefed at Naval Air station (NAS) Jacksonville June 18.

June 11, 2009

Navy Makes Decision on Jacksonville Range Complex

The assistant secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) for installations and environment (I&E) signed the record of decision (ROD) for the Jacksonville Range Complex Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS).

May 11, 2009

Gulf of Alaska Marine Mammal Survey

Scientists with the U.S. Navy, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMML) and Cascadia Research recently completed a marine mammal survey in the Navy's Gulf of Alaska training area. 

May 8, 2009

Symposium Gathers San Diego Bay Enthusiasts

NAVFAC Southwest and Navy Region Southwest organized a symposium for government agencies, non governmental organizations (NGOs), and researchers who share an interest in the health and management of San Diego Bay April 30 at the Cabrillo National Monument Auditorium in San Diego.

May 1, 2009

Navy Sponsors Whale Behavioral Response Study

A Navy-sponsored study on the behavioral response of toothed whales to various sounds in the ocean has provided fresh insights into these little-understood mammals.

May 1, 2009

NAS Whidbey Island Opens Its Beaches for Whale Necropsy

Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island opened its Polnell Point beaches to allow for the necropsy of a deceased 30-ton gray whale on the Seaplane Base, April 29-30.