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PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT FOR THE DRAFT EIS

Public Meetings - Coupeville Meeting is December 9th, 2016

The Navy is holding five open house public meetings to provide members of the public with the opportunity to ask questions and submit comments on the Draft EIS. Each of the public meetings will be informal and consist of information and comment stations staffed by Navy representatives. Members of the public may arrive at the open house public meetings anytime during the hours listed below:

Monday, December 5, 2016
Fort Worden State Park
Conference Center, USO Hall
200 Battery Way
Port Townsend, WA 98368
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Oak Harbor Elks Lodge Grande Hall
155 NE Ernst Street
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Lopez Center for Community and the Arts
204 Village Road
Lopez Island, WA 98261
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Thursday, December 8, 2016
Seafarers Memorial Park Building
601 Seafarers Way
Anacortes, WA 98221
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Friday, December 9, 2016
Coupeville High School Commons
501 South Main Street
Coupeville, WA 98239
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Get the Public Meeting Booklet, Navy informational posters on the topics, etc. at the Navy's EIS site here: http:whidbeyeis.com/PublicInvolvement.aspx

Public Comment Period for the Draft EIS

Notice of Availability (NOA) for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and notice of open house public meetings – The United States Department of the Navy (Navy) published an NOA for the Draft EIS for EA-18G "Growler" Airfield Operations at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island Complex in the Federal Register on Thursday, November 10, 2016.

The Navy is requesting and welcomes public comments on the Draft EIS. To be most helpful, comments should be specific, provide supporting details, and reference sections of the Draft EIS where appropriate. The 75-day public comment period begins November 10, 2016, and ends January 25, 2017.

Please go to the Current EIS Documents page to download a copy of the Draft EIS.

Copies of the Draft EIS also are available for review at 22 area libraries:

• Anacortes Public Library • Bellingham Public Library • Burlington Public Library • Camano Island Library • Clinton Library • Coupeville Library • Freeland Library • Guemes Island Library • Jefferson County Library • La Conner Regional Library • Langley Library • Lopez Island Public Library • Lummi Island Library • Mount Vernon City Library • North Olympic Library System, Port Angeles • North Olympic Library System, Sequim • Oak Harbor City Library • Orcas Island Public Library • Port Townsend Public Library • San Juan Island Library • Seattle Central Public Library • Sedro-Woolley Library

There are FOUR ways to provide comments:
1. Fill out a comment sheet and drop it in the comment box at one of the open house public meetings listed below.
2. Provide verbal comments to the stenographer at one of the meetings listed below.
3. Mail your comments to: EA-18G EIS Project Manager, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic – Attn: Code EV21/SS, 6506 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23508
4. Provide written comments using the form on this website.

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