NWTT Supplement to the Draft EIS/OEIS
The Navy announces the availability of the Supplement to the NWTT Draft EIS/OEIS. The Supplement to the NWTT Draft EIS/OEIS is now available for review. This Supplement focuses on substantial changes to the Proposed Action due to updated training requirements and significant new information relevant to environmental concerns per 40 Code of Federal Regulations § 1502.9.
The Navy will hold four public meetings to inform the public about the Supplement to the Draft EIS/OEIS and potential environmental impacts, and to provide an additional opportunity for the public to comment on the adequacy and accuracy of the analysis in the Supplement to the Draft EIS/OEIS. The public meetings will include an open house information session, during which time EIS team representatives will be available to provide information, answer questions, and accept comments on the Supplement to the Draft EIS/OEIS. The public can arrive any time during the advertised hours; the open house will not include a formal presentation or verbal comment session. Federal, state, and local agencies and officials, and interested organizations and individuals are encouraged to provide comments in writing during the public review period or in person at one of the scheduled public meetings.
Commenting on the Supplement to the Draft EIS/OEIS
The public review and comment period ends on February 2, 2015. Comments will be accepted during the public meetings. A court reporter will be available for any attendees wishing to provide verbal comments, one-one-one. Equal weight will be given to verbal and written statements. Comments may also be submitted via mail to Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest, Attention: Ms. Kimberly Kler – NWTT EIS/OEIS Project Manager, 1101 Tautog Circle, Suite 203, Silverdale, WA 98315-1101, or electronically via this project website. All comments, verbal or written, submitted during the review period will become part of the public record. All comments will be considered and acknowledged or responded to in the Final EIS/OEIS. Comments must be postmarked or received online by February 2, 2015, for consideration in the Final EIS/OEIS.
All public comments received during the Draft EIS/OEIS comment period (January 24, 2014, through April 15, 2014) are still valid and are being considered in the Final EIS/OEIS for this action. Previously submitted comments need not be resubmitted. No decision will be made to implement any alternative in the NWTT Study Area until the NEPA process is complete and a Record of Decision is signed by the DoN.