CG-47 Office of Environmental Management: Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires all Federal agencies to consider the impacts of proposed actions on the human environment and involve the public in the NEPA process. The Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation (EPHP) Team publishes all Environmental Impact Statements and Environmental Assessments of regional or national significance for public notice and comment. Interested parties can view recent draft and final NEPA documents below. Contact information for each project are included in each posting.

EPHP Policy

On April 23, 2019 CG-47 released the U.S. Coast Guard Environmental Planning Policy, COMDTINST 5090.1 (series) (EP CI) and the Environmental Planning Implementing Procedures (EP IP).  The EP CI mandates the use of the EP IP.  The two documents now align with the DHS NEPA policy, Implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act, Department of Homeland Security Instruction Manual 023-01-001-01 (series) and replace the old Coast Guard National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing Procedures and Policy for Considering Environmental Impacts, COMDTINST 16475.1D, which has been cancelled. The EP CI and IP include significant changes to the Coast Guard environmental planning process and provide improved policy and procedures for complying with both NEPA and Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions, Executive Order (EO) 12114.  Coast Guard members engaged in environmental planning efforts or taking actions that trigger NEPA or EO 12114 requirements must read both the EP CI and IP in order to implement their requirements effectively.  Significant changes from COMDTINST M16475.1D included in the EP CI and IP include but are not limited to:

  • Policy and procedures on the requirements of EO 12114.
  • Pre-planning process and notification requirements for NEPA and EO 12114.
  • Timing of compliance with other related environmental mandates (ESA, NHPA, etc.).
  • Requirements to track and report mitigation and monitoring commitments.
  • Requirement to establish formal agreements for providing environmental planning support.
  • Specific guidance for both the acquisitions and shore facilities management programs

Policy Documents

USCG Environmental Planning Policy, COMDTINST 5090.1

Environmental Planning Implementing Procedures for COMDTINST 5090.1 Environmental Planning Policy

NEPA Documents

Sept. 15, 2021

Environmental Assessment (EA) Hurricane Rebuild at Base San Juan

This EA has been prepared to evaluate the environmental effects of the USCG proposal to rebuild hurricane-damaged facilities (Proposed Action) and its alternatives. The USCG's Proposed Action consists of two primary components: 1) construction and operation of new facilities; and 2) renovations of existing facilities that do not meet USCG resistance and resiliency requirements, and facility demolitions to accommodate new facilities.

June 30, 2021

Environmental Assessment - Hurricane Rebuild at Base San Juan

In September 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria caused extensive damage to facilities and infrastructure at the U. S. Coast Guard Base San Juan.  This proposed project will repair and upgrade existing facilities and infrastructure in order to meet current U. S. Coast Guard standards and will also increase resiliency of these facilities and

June 15, 2021

Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Waterfront Demolition Projects at Base Kodiak

The Final EA and FONSI documents the environmental review of the USCG proposal to demolish two in-water facilities on Base Kodiak, Alaska: 1) Marginal Wharf at the southwestern tip of the Nyman Peninsula in Inner Womens Bay, and 2) a seawater intake structure and concrete pile cap near the northeastern end of the Nyman Peninsula in Inners Womens Bay.

June 4, 2021

Draft Environmental Impact Statement, BNSF Railway Bridge 196.6 Project across the Missouri River, Morton and Burleigh Counties, Between Bismarck and Mandan, North Dakota

In coordination with the BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) and their consultant, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has prepared this environmental document as the lead federal agency, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (42 United States Code [U.S.C.] Sections 4321 et seq.). This Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) examines the potential environmental effects of the BNSF Railway Bridge 196.6 Project (Project) in accordance with USCG policy and procedures for implementing NEPA.

June 3, 2021

Environmental Assessment for Repair and Replacement of Hurricane Damaged Facilities and for Increased Resiliency at U.S. Coast Guard Base Detachment Borinquen and Air Station Borinquen

In September 2017 the U. S. Coast Guard Base Detachment Borinquen and Air Station Borinquen suffered extensive damage to many of its facilities from Hurricanes Irma and Maria.  This proposed project will upgrade existing housing, community services, and utilities in order to meet current U. S. Coast Guard standards and will also increase resiliency

May 18, 2021

Waterways Commerce Cutter Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Public Scoping Recording

Public scoping meetings were conducted on May 11th and 12th.  Interested parties are invited to review this recording of our May 12th meeting.Watch 'Public Consultation for Waterways Commerce Cutter PEIS' | Microsoft Stream

May 18, 2021

Waterways Commerce Cutter Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Public Scoping Slides

Public scoping meetings were conducted on May 11th and 12th.  Interested parties are invited to review the slides used during those briefings.

May 7, 2021

Modernization of Base Seattle, Notice of Intent to Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement and Initiation of Public Scoping

The U.S. Coast Guard proposes to modernize Coast Guard Base Seattle in Seattle, Washington by acquiring land and making improvements over approximately the next 10 years to resolve incompatible land uses, provide new infrastructure, increase berthing capacity, upgrade existing facilities and infrastructure, reduce congestion and parking shortfalls,

April 26, 2021

Waterways Commerce Cutter Public Scoping Meeting

The Waterways Commerce Cutter (WCC) is soliciting feedback on the proposed purchase of 30 cutters to replace the aging fleet of 35 cutters and 2 barges which presently serve the Inland Waterways and Western Rivers. The Coast Guard will host virtual public meetings at 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on May 11, 2021 and 6:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on May 12, 2021. Comments and material related to the WCC public scoping must be received by the Coast Guard on or before June 11, 2021.

April 20, 2021

Final Environment Assessment for USCG Station Tybee Station Rebuild Project

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) proposes to rebuild Station Tybee and associated infrastructure that was further damaged by Hurricane Matthew in 2016.