This website has been designed to facilitate public participation in the review
of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed U.S. Navy Land-Water Interface
and Service Pier Extension at Naval Base Kitsap Bangor, located in Silverdale, Kitsap County, Washington.
Please note the public comment period for the Final EIS closed on August 15, 2016.
Location of Naval Base Kitsap Bangor
Naval Base Kitsap Bangor, located on Hood Canal approximately20 miles
(30 kilometers) west of Seattle, Washington (see adjacent map), provides berthing
and support services to United States (U.S.) Department of the Navy (Navy) OHIO
Class ballistic missile submarines, hereafter referred to as TRIDENT submarines,
as well as a SEAWOLF Class submarine.
In February 2015, the Navy published a Draft EIS that evaluated the potential environmental impacts from the
Navy’s proposed construction and operation of new security structures and for the
extension of the existing Service Pier on Naval Base Kitsap Bangor. In July 2016, the Navy published a Final EIS that responds to and incorporates comments on the Draft EIS.
The Navy is proposing and analyzing two projects on the Naval Base Kitsap Bangor waterfront to:
(1) comply with Department of Defense directives to protect TRIDENT
submarines from increased and evolving threats and to prevent the seizure, damage or
destruction of military assets and (2) provide additional berthing for maintenance of existing homeported and visiting submarines.
The Proposed Actions include:
- Land-Water Interface
- Complete the perimeter of the Waterfront Restricted Area by constructing and operating barrier
structures at its northern and southern ends using either pile-supported piers or Port Security Barriers
to connect the existing on-water Port Security Barrier system and the on-land Waterfront Security Enclave.
- Service Pier Extension
- Extend and operate the existing Service Pier and construct and operate support facilities to
provide additional berthing for maintenance of existing homeported and visiting submarines.
The Record of Decision (ROD) for the Land-Water Interface proposed action was signed on September 8, 2016, and published in the Federal Register on September 14, 2016. Click the links below to view the ROD and the Notice of Availability (NOA) published in the Federal Register.
Record of Decision (ROD)
Notice of Availability (NOA)
The ROD was signed by the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment) following the 30-day wait period after publication of the NOA for the Final EIS in the Federal Register on July 15, 2016. 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 ROD for the Service Pier Extension proposed action will be issued at such time as the proposed action is ripe for decision.
The Notice of Availability (NOA)
for the Final EIS was published in the Federal Register on July 15, 2016.
Click the links below to download the Final EIS
Notice of Availability of Final LWI and SPE EIS published in Federal Register: July 15, 2016
Public Comment Period on Final EIS: Ended on August 15, 2016
Record of Decision for the LWI proposed action published: September 14, 2016
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