NEPA Process

On May 14, 2021, the Navy published a Notice of Virtual Public Meetings in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the Draft EIS for a 60-day public review and comment period. On July 13, 2021, a Notice of Availability was published in the Federal Register announcing a 30-day extension of the Draft EIS public comment period from July 13, 2021, to August 12, 2021. In response to public input, the Navy elected to extend the standard 45-day period for public review and comment to 90 days. The comment period officially began on May 14, 2021, and concluded on August 12, 2021. During this time, the Navy held two virtual (online or dial in) public meetings where information on the Draft EIS was shared and participants provided comments. The virtual public meetings were held on June 8 and June 23, 2021.

The Navy is currently reviewing public comments received on the Draft EIS and preparing the Final EIS.

The public may review the Draft EIS and select materials at the following libraries:

  1. Mission Hills – Hillcrest/Knox Library (215 West Washington Street, San Diego, CA 92103)
  2. Point Loma/Hervey Library (3701 Voltaire Street, San Diego, CA 92107)
  3. San Diego Central Library (330 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101)

All comments submitted during the public comment period will become part of the public record, and substantive comments will be considered in the development of the Final EIS.

Visual flow chart of EIS Timeline. Current stage is Final EIS.