Public Comment Period Ends: The extended 105-day comment period on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) began November 10, 2016 and closed February 24, 2017. The comments submitted at the public meetings, online, or through the mail and their responses will be provided in an appendix in the Final EIS.  Comments submitted during the Draft EIS comment period will be used to inform the preparation of the Final EIS document.  

Information regarding the availability of the Draft EIS is provided on the Public Involvement page and has also been mailed to interested members of the public who have submitted their contact information to the project mailing list.

Please go to the Current EIS Documents page to download a copy of the Draft EIS. For information about open house public meetings and to download public meeting materials, please go to the Public Involvement page.


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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