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Fact Sheet | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Timeline

Public involvement is a fundamental part of the development of the EIS/OEIS.


Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS/OEIS
  • Initiated the public involvement phase of the NEPA process
Scoping Period
  • Provides an early and open public process for identifying, defining, and prioritizing issues to be evaluated in the EIS/OEIS
  • Includes opportunities to learn more and submit comments
  • Presents the analysis of potential environmental impacts for each identified alternative
Draft EIS/OEIS Public Review and Comment Period
  • Provides 60 days for the public to comment on the analysis presented in the Draft EIS/OEIS
  • Includes public meetings and other opportunities to learn more and submit comments
  • Includes updates to the Draft EIS/OEIS and responses to public comments received during the Draft EIS/OEIS comment period
30-Day Wait Period
  • Provides 30 days after the Final EIS/OEIS is published before the Navy may take final action
Record of Decision
  • Follows the 30-day wait period and consideration of public comments
  • Includes selection of an alternative by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations, and Environment)


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