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.

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

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.

April 16, 2021

Hurricane Execution Plan at Sector/Station Key West, Florida, Final Environmental Assessment

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) proposes to repair/replace facilities at Sector and Station Key West that were damaged by Hurricane Irma in September 2017.

Jan. 6, 2021

DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND NHPA CONSULTATION FOR STATION TYBEE ISLAND

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) proposes to demolish existing shore and in-water facilities and redevelop new purpose-built facilities at USCG Station Tybee on lands owned by the National Park Service that are located within the boundaries of the Fort Pulaski National Monument.

Dec. 9, 2020

Draft Environmental Assessment for Hurricane Redevelopment at Key West, FL

This Draft Environmental Assessment is for the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) proposed effort to demolish existing shore and in-water facilities and redevelop new facilities at Sector and Station Key West located in Key West, Florida as a result of damage caused by Hurricane Irma in September 2017

Oct. 8, 2020

DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR PROPOSED REBUILD OF STATION FORT MYERS BEACH AT U.S. COAST GUARD STATION FORT MYERS BEACH, FLORIDA

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) proposes to demolish existing shore and in-water facilities and redevelop new purpose-built facilities at Station Fort Myers Beach, located in Lee County, Florida. The proposed project would include the construction of a landside Multi-Mission Building and include new parking lots, utilities, and other related infrastructure. In-water work includes replacing an existing bulkhead, replacement of existing piers with a new floating pier, and the installation of a new boat ramp.

June 4, 2020

Draft Environmental Assessment for 2018 Hurricane Recapitalization of Station Fort Macon

The USCG proposes to construct a new Multi-Mission Station Facility to replace multiple onshore buildings at Station Fort Macon that were damaged during Hurricane Florence in September 2018. In addition to constructing a new facility, the USCG proposes to demolish existing hurricane-damaged facilities and permanently homeport an 87-foot coastal patrol boat (CPB) at Station Fort Macon. The Proposed Action is needed to address a shortfall in available functional and operational onshore facility space, as well as insufficient vessel basing, while meeting USCG mission and resiliency requirements. Comments on the Draft EA or inquiries regarding the document should be submitted during the 30-day comment period via postal mail or email to: Ron Baron U.S. Coast Guard 1240 E. 9th St, Room 2179 Cleveland, OH 44199 Ronald.J.Baron@uscg.mil

July 25, 2019

OVERSEAS ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING FOR THE AT-SEA OPERATION OF UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS

OVERSEAS ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING FOR THE AT-SEA OPERATION OF UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS March 2018 Proponent: USCG National Security Cutter

July 25, 2019

FINAL PROGRAMMATIC ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT FOR POLAR SECURITY CUTTER ACQUISITION PROGRAM

FINAL PROGRAMMATIC ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT FOR POLAR SECURITY CUTTER ACQUISITION PROGRAM March 2019 Proponent Information: United States Coast Guard Attn: Polar Icebreaker Acquisition Program Manager 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE Washington, D.C. 20593