Print this and take with you to the scoping meetings Dec 3, 4, 5

SCOPE: The EIS scope should be expanded to include all EA-18G and EA-6B operations at NASWI to determine how they impact the local communities and environment.
NOISE: Test real-time high noise events on the ground. Don’t use model averages that include non-operational times. JGL Acoustics reports maximum sound levels from Growlers at the OLF were “well above the levels requiring hearing protection and are high enough to potentially result in permanent hearing loss.”
HEALTH: Address all health effects of aircraft noise and toxic jet aircraft pollution, including permanent hearing damage, blood pressure and cardiac problems; how children have a greater susceptibility; and the harm to livestock and wildlife. Reference studies by: The World Health Organization; The U.S. Department of Transportation; and The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
SAFETY: Consider how pilots and residents are at risk whenever the Navy uses the short, outdated World War II era Coupeville OLF and flies at low altitudes over residences and businesses.
ENVIRONMENT: Examine the effects of OLF flight operations on the valuable recreational, tourist, agricultural and wildlife uses in Ebey’s Landing National Historic Reserve, a National Park of environmental, cultural, and historical significance and an important wildlife and migratory bird habitat.
REAL ESTATE VALUES: Consider how the louder and more frequent use of the OLF has devastated the local real estate market. Home sales in the OLF area have shown a steep decline from 2008 to 2012, compared to increases in Langley, Freeland and Island County in general.
ALTERNATIVES TO OLF: The Navy should close the outdated Coupeville OLF (which hasn’t been used in 6 months) and permanently relocate all EA-18G and EA-6B flight training to safe, state-of-the-art facilities in non-populated areas.

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