Navy Extends Timeline for Release of Final Environmental Impact Statement for Growler Operations at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island

The release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) analyzing an increase of EA-18G Growler aircraft at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island complex, originally scheduled for autumn of this year, is being extended for about 10 months.

  • Please click here to read the Navy’s press release for the extension of the release of the Final EIS.
  • Please click here to read the Newspaper Notice as published in local newspapers beginning September 23, 2017.
Please go to the Current EIS Documents page to download a copy of the Draft EIS.


Past announcements can be viewed on this website by selecting the “Public Involvement” tab above or by clicking here.


The Navy has prepared a Draft EIS for EA-18G Growler airfield operations at the NAS Whidbey Island complex, Washington. The Draft EIS evaluates the potential environmental effects associated with an addition of up to 36 aircraft to NAS Whidbey Island. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to improve the Navy’s electronic attack capability and to provide the most effective force structure and tactical airborne electronic attack capabilities. Once completed, the EIS will meet the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) as well as all applicable state environmental regulations.

The Navy is committed to engaging the community throughout the EIS process. This website provides information about the EIS process, including previously completed NEPA studies and efforts for NAS Whidbey Island; project background; EIS project schedule; and opportunities for public involvement. Updates to this website will be made throughout the EIS process to keep you informed about the project.

Please use the buttons at the top of the webpage to navigate through the site and learn more about the proposed project and how you can participate.

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