Navy Extends Comment Period on Draft EA

December 6, 2018, 5:22 PM HST (Updated December 6, 2018, 5:22 PM)

The Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC) has extended the public comment period for the Naval Special Operations Training State of Hawai‘i Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) until Jan. 7, 2019 to allow the public more time to submit comments.

 PC: U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ace Rheaume.

NSWC prepared the Draft EA to analyze the potential impacts of proposed naval special operations training in the State of Hawai‘i. NSWC invites the public to submit comments on the Proposed Action and alternatives, and the accuracy and adequacy of the Draft EA analysis. Proposed Action:

NSWC proposes to conduct small-unit land and maritime training activities for naval special operations personnel. Training would occur in the nearshore waters and land-based areas on the Island of Hawai‘i, O‘ahu and Kauai, and in nearshore waters (including harbors and bays) of Maui, Moloka‘i, and

The purpose of the proposed action is to support small unit intermediate and advanced land, maritime, and air-based training activities for naval special operations personnel.


The Draft EA is available for public review online and at the following locations:

  • Waimea Public Library, 9750 Kaumuali‘i Hwy., Waimea
  • Kailua-Kona Public Library, 75-138 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona,
  • Hawai‘i State Library, 478 S. King St., Honolulu
  • Kahului Public Library, 90 School St., Kahului
  • Moloka‘i Public Library, 15 Ala Malama Ave., Kaunakakai

NSWC is accepting comments throughout the extended public comment period, which began Nov. 8, 2018, and now runs until Jan. 7, 2019. Written comments may be submitted by email to or by mail to:

Naval Facilities Engineering CommandPacific
Attention: Project Manager, EV21.JZ
258 Makalapa Drive, Suite 100
Pearl Harbor, HI 96860-3134


Comments must be postmarked or received online by Jan. 7, 2019, for consideration in the final EA.



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