March 28, 2013
Littoral Combat Ship East Coast Homeporting Draft EA Available for Public Review: U.S. Navy Invites Public Comment
NORFOLK, Va. —
The U.S. Navy has prepared and released to the public a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate the potential environmental effects that may result from homeporting up to 14 Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) on the East Coast of the United States by 2020. The EA evaluates the potential environmental effects of homeporting 14 LCSs at either Naval Station Norfolk, Va., or 14 LCSs at Naval Station Mayport, Fla. Although no final decision has yet been made, the Navy's preferred alternative is to homeport the initial East Coast Littoral Combat Ships at Naval Station Mayport.