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Press Release | Oct. 22, 2018

Navy’s Draft National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 Memorandum of Agreement for EA-18G Growler Operations Increase at NAS Whidbey Island Open for Public Comment

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island

NAS Whidbey Island, Wash.   –  

Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island is inviting the public to review and comment on the current draft National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to resolve adverse effects to historic properties resulting from increased Growler operations at NAS Whidbey Island and Outlying Landing Field Coupeville.

The Navy is consulting with the Washington State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), and with local municipal and interested parties to develop the draft MOA. Consultation is in progress and SHPO and other consulting parties have not agreed with the current draft. The MOA is available for public review at the following website page: upport/section-106-national-historic-preservation-act.html. 

Comments will be accepted until the National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 process is complete, but are preferred before Nov. 2, 2018. Comments may be submitted in writing to Commanding Officer, NAS Whidbey Island, Attn: NASWI CR PM, 3730 North Charles Porter Ave, Oak Harbor, WA 98278-5000, or sent via email to All comments will be considered. To ensure that your comment is routed properly, please include “Growler 106 MOA Comment” in the subject line.

All personally identifiable information of individuals who provide comments will be kept confidential and will not be released, unless otherwise specifically indicated by the commenter or as required by law.