Schedule
NEPA Process and Timeline
Milestone Description Current Schedule
Notice of Intent to Prepare
an EIS/OEIS
Initiated the public involvement phase of the NEPA process Nov. 12, 2015
Scoping Period Provides an early and open public process for identifying, defining, and prioritizing issues to be evaluated in the EIS/OEIS

Includes public meetings and other opportunities to learn more and submit comments
Comment Period:
Nov. 12, 2015 - Jan. 12, 2016

Open House Scoping Meetings:
San Diego, CA: Dec. 1, 2015

Lihue, HI: Dec. 3, 2015

Honolulu, HI: Dec. 5, 2015
Draft EIS/OEIS Presents the analysis of potential environmental impacts for each identified alternative Spring 2017
Draft EIS/OEIS Public Review and Comment Period Provides 60 days for the public to comment on the analysis presented in the Draft EIS/OEIS

Includes public meetings and other opportunities to learn more and submit comments
Spring 2017
Final EIS/OEIS Includes updates to the Draft EIS/OEIS and responses to public comments received during the Draft EIS/OEIS comment period Summer 2018
30-Day Wait Period Provides 30 days after the Final EIS/OEIS is published before the Navy may take final action Summer 2018
Record of Decision Follows the 30-day wait period and consideration of public comments

Includes selection of an alternative by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations, and Environment)
Fall 2018