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Environmental: Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division -
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

WELCOME!

The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) located in Panama City, Florida, leads the nation today as one of the major research, development, test and evaluation laboratories of the United States Navy. Formed during World War II, the laboratory has evolved from a Mine Warfare Test Station and Naval Amphibious Training Base to a present day, state-of-the-art facility for support of the Navy war-fighter in mine warfare, maritime operations, expeditionary maneuver warfare, operations in extreme environments, and coastal operations.

Situated on land owned by Naval Support Activity adjacent to St. Andrew Bay, the facility offers access to the Gulf of Mexico as well as nearby estuaries and coastal lands.

NSWC PCD has prepared an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (OEIS):

  • To comply with the National Environmental Policy Act, commonly known as the NEPA.
     
  • To analyze all of our activities, and to demonstrate environmental compliance in a single EIS/OEIS.
     
  • To ultimately sustain the military mission by successfully meeting current and future challenges for national and global defense while continuing to place a high value on preservation of our natural environment.
     
  • To be better stewards of the environmental resources of our operating area by evaluating the potential cumulative effects of our activity.

MORE INFORMATION These web pages have been created to provide you with information about the NEPA process and in particular about the NSWC PCD EIS effort. A schedule of events, including meetings and hearings where you can gain more information, will be posted here. Additionally, you will be able to find and make contacts about the EIS, and request future documents and other notifications. We encourage you to contact us with your questions and concerns and to attend the public meetings for more information.

ADDITIONAL LINKS:

Final Appendices

Final EIS/OEIS

Record of Decision (ROD)

U.S. Navy Ocean Stewardship Website

Discovery of Sound In The Sea

Related Navy Documents:

GOMEX EIS/OEIS

AFAST EIS/OEIS

NEPA Related Information:

Council on Environmental Quality

NEPAnet CEO Task Force

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