NEPA Process

On January 24, 2020, in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the U.S. Navy announced its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the potential environmental effects associated with revitalization of the Old Town Campus (OTC) to support Naval Information Warfare Systems Command’s (NAVWAR) current and future operational readiness. This EIS will also comply with provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) as it relates to non-federal development within the proposed alternatives. An EIS is considered the appropriate document for comprehensively analyzing the proposed action to demolish and construct buildings, utilities, and infrastructure at the OTC, Naval Base Point Loma, California. Specific proposed actions within the OTC proposal could include Navy recapitalization of the site or redevelopment through a public-private partnership.

With the publication of the NOI in the Federal Register on January 24, 2020, the Navy initiated a 30-day public scoping process to identify community interests and specific resources for analysis in the EIS. The Navy held two public scoping meetings on Thursday, February 13, 2020 and Wednesday, February 19, 2020 to provide information about the project, answer questions, and receive written scoping comments from the public. Scoping comments were accepted via postal mail and through this website through the close of the public scoping period on February 24, 2020. The Navy is using scoping input from the public during preparation of the Draft EIS.

Additional opportunities for public participation will occur after the publication of the Draft EIS in Summer 2020. To add your name to the mailing list to receive notification when the Draft EIS is released for review, please click here.

Visit this website regularly as it will be updated as the EIS process progresses.

Visual flow chart of EIS Timeline