This Web site has been designed to facilitate public participation in the review
of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed
Support Facilities Explosives Handling Wharf (EHW-2) at Naval
Base Kitsap at Bangor, located in Silverdale, Kitsap County, Washington.
Explore the text and links of this Web site to review the current documentation
and scheduling information. Visit the
page for answers to frequently asked questions.
Location of Naval Base Kitsap at Bangor
The Record of Decision (ROD) for the EHW-2 was signed on May 4, 2012 and
published in the Federal Register on May 18, 2012. Click the links below
to view the ROD and the Notice of Availability (NOA) published in the Federal Register.
The Navy completed the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the
Second Explosives Handling Wharf (EHW-2) at Naval Base Kitsap at Bangor.
Potential environmental effects of constructing and operating the proposed EHW-2
at Naval Base Kitsap at Bangor are evaluated in the EHW-2 EIS. The Final EIS
addresses changes in the proposed action since publication of the Draft EIS and
the Supplement to the Draft EIS. The document also incorporates additional
environmental analysis in response to issues raised by the public, agencies, and
tribes during the public review periods for the Draft EIS (March 18 through May
17, 2011) and the Supplement to the Draft EIS (October 7 through November 21,
Click the links below to download the Final EIS
The ROD was signed by the Principal Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations
and Environment) following the 30-day wait period after publication of the Notice of
Availability (NOA) for the Final EIS in the Federal Register on March 30, 2012. The ROD
identifies the alternative the Navy will implement, provides the rationale for the Navy's
decision, and responds to substantive comments not addressed in the Final EIS.
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) does not require Federal agencies to
establish a Web site. This Web site has been developed to provide the public with
information about the project.