Assistant Commandant for Engineering and Logistics

Office of Environmental Management


Environmental Planning and Historic Planning

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

Draft Environmental Assessment for 2018 Hurricane Recapitalization of Station Fort Macon

By Civil Engineering Unit Cleveland Sector Field Office Fort Macon


The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has prepared this EA to evaluate the potential environmental impacts from constructing a new Multi-Mission Station Facility (hereafter referred to as the Multi-Mission Building [MMB]); demolishing selected existing onshore facilities; and permanently homeporting an 87’ coastal patrol boat (CPB) at Station Fort Macon. Collectively, these activities constitute the Proposed Action evaluated in this EA. Construction of the MMB would replace multiple onshore buildings at Station Fort Macon that were damaged during Hurricane Florence in September 2018, including the Station Building. Personnel and functions at Station Fort Macon would be relocated to the new MMB upon its completion, and the selected onshore facilities would be demolished. The 87 CPB would be relocated from USCG Base Portsmouth (Virginia) and permanently homeported at Station Fort Macon to remedy the current absence of patrol boats in the Sector North Carolina area of responsibility (AOR).

The USCG’s Proposed Action consists of three primary components: 1) construct and operate a new, 30,780-gross square foot (GSF) MMB; 2) demolish existing facilities at Station Fort Macon that do not meet USCG resistance and resiliency requirements, and remove temporary office trailers at the station, following completion of the proposed MMB; and 3) permanently homeport an 87-foot CPB at Station Fort Macon. The Proposed Action would meet applicable USCG requirements for vessel homeporting and onshore facilities and bring Station Fort Macon to FOC.