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

Final Environment Assessment for USCG Station Tybee Station Rebuild Project

Station Tybee


This EA evaluates the Proposed Action by the USCG and its alternatives to rebuild hurricane-damaged facilities by constructing a new Multi-Mission Station Facility (MMB) and demolishing existing onshore facilities.  Also included in the USCG Proposed Action are repair of shoreline riprap, upgrade of existing water supply and wastewater treatment systems, and upgrade of the National Park Service (NPS) boat ramp (the Proposed Action).  Construction of the MMB would replace aging facilities and multiple onshore buildings damaged during Hurricane Matthew in 2016 at Station Tybee, including the Station Building.  Personnel and functions at Station Tybee would be located in the new MMB upon its completion.

This EA has been completed to assist the USCG in making an informed decision on which alternative is appropriate for the rebuild of Station Tybee.  The information and analysis contained within this EA will determine whether implementation of the Proposed Action would have a significant impact on the environment, requiring preparation of an EIS.  If no significant impacts would occur, a FONSI would be appropriate.  The EA will also allow the NPS to determine if the improvements included in the Proposed Action are appropriate for Fort Pulaski National Monument and consistent the the Park Area's General Management Plan and other applicable laws.  Review and approval by the NPS of proposed improvements is subject to compliance with NEPA.