Welcome to the Navy’s official Web site for the Northwest Training Range Complex Northwest Training Range Complex
Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS).
This EIS/OEIS examines the potential environmental effects of the Navy’s
proposal for future range management operations and activities. The
Northwest Training Range Complex Northwest Training Range Complex consists of numerous individual
training areas in the Pacific Northwest. The range complex extends
westward in the Pacific Ocean (to 250 nautical miles [nm] beyond the coast
of Washington, Oregon, and Northern California) and east to Idaho.
The Northwest Training Range Complex is the principal range for aviation, surface, submarine, and special warfare units based in Washington State. The range includes marine waters off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and Northern California.
The Navy manages its land, air, and sea ranges, facilities, and natural resources
as integrated training range complexes to be able to meet its current and future
requirements while protecting natural and cultural resources and minimizing effects
to the environment.
As responsible environmental stewards, the U.S. Navy is concerned about the
potential effects of its operations on the environment and is
committed to complying
with all applicable federal laws, regulations and policies. The Navy spends
millions of dollars each year on research to better understand the potential
effects of its activities on the environment to help ensure that Navy policy
and compliance are based on real science.
Public involvement is a
fundamental part of the EIS/OEIS development and the Navy
wants and appreciates your comments. The Navy has established several venues and
informational resource areas for the public to learn more and provide input.
Comments will be accepted via mail, fax, and the project web site. All comments should be
submitted no later than September 29, 2007, for consideration in the Draft EIS/OEIS.