FINAL PROGRAMMATIC ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT FOR POLAR SECURITY CUTTER ACQUISITION PROGRAM, MARCH 2019
The Coast Guard identified its need to address the current mission demand and the long term projected increase in Coast Guard mission demand in polar regions. The current polar icebreaker fleet consists of two heavy and one medium icebreaker; however, the Coast Guard’s heavy icebreakers have both exceeded their designed 30‐year service life. The Proposed Action would allow the Coast Guard to recapitalize its polar icebreaker fleet to meet its mission requirements and ensure continued access to both polar regions and support the United States’ economic, commercial, maritime and national security needs.
United States Coast Guard
Attn: Polar Icebreaker Acquisition Program Manager
2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE
Washington, D.C. 20593