The U.S. Navy has prepared a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach Ammunition Pier and Turning Basin project. [A PDF copy of the 356-page final report can be viewed here.] The Final EA includes the Navy’s evaluation of the potential environmental impacts of constructing a replacement ammunition pier, associated waterfront facilities, causeway, truck turnaround, and a new public navigation channel at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach in Seal Beach, California.
Based on data collected, the analysis presented in the EA, and coordination with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, State Historic Preservation Office, California Coastal Commission (for coastal consistency determination), U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Regional Water Quality Control Board, and South Coast Air Quality Management District, the Navy has determined that implementation of the Proposed Action would have no significant impacts on the quality of the human, natural, or cultural environment, or generate significant controversy. As a result, an Environmental Impact Statement will not be prepared.
The Navy proposes to construct a 1,100-foot by 125-foot replacement ammunition pier, associated waterfront facilities, causeway, truck turnaround, and public navigation channel. The project would include dredging for the proposed pier and ship turning basin, as well as for a new public navigation channel that would separate Navy ships from civilian boats traveling to and from Huntington Harbour.
The Final EA and Finding of No Significant Impact documents are available on the project website at https://SealBeachEA.com and at the following public libraries:
- Seal Beach/Mary Wilson Library
- Bay Shore Neighborhood Library
- Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library
- Westminster Branch Library
- Huntington Beach Central Library
The article above was released by the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station.