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Press Release | Jan. 13, 2017

Navy Extends Public Comment Period for Growler Draft Environmental Impact Statement

U.S. Fleet Forces Command

NORFOLK, Va.   –  

In response to requests from elected officials, the Navy has agreed to extend (by 30 days) the public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for EA-18G Growler airfield operations at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island. The original extended public comment period of 75 days was due to conclude Jan. 25, 2017. The comment period will now conclude on Feb. 24.

The Draft EIS is available for review and comment on the project website ( Comments may also be submitted in writing to:

EA-18G EIS Project Manager
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic
Attn: Code EV21/SS 6506 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23508

All comments must be postmarked, received online or provided in a format listed above no later than Feb. 24, 2017.

Hard copies of the Draft EIS are also available at the following area public libraries:

  • Oak Harbor City Library
  • Anacortes Public Library
  • La Conner Regional Library
  • Coupeville Library
  • San Juan Island Library
  • Lopez Island Library District
  • Orcas Island Public Library
  • Island Library
  • Camano Island Library
  • Mount Vernon City Library
  • Port Townsend Public Library
  • Guemes Island Library
  • Seattle Public Library
  • Burlington Public Library
  • Freeland Library
  • Langley Library
  • Clinton Library
  • North Olympic Library System Sequim
  • Bellingham Public Library
  • North Olympic Library System Port Angeles
  • Jefferson County Library
  • Sedro-Woolley Library