Environmental Planning at Sea

Based on U.S. Navy-wide policy and in compliance with environmental laws, the Navy conducts extensive environmental planning for at-sea training and testing activities in consultation with the National Marine Fisheries Service.

As part of this process, the Navy and the National Marine Fisheries Service have already completed analysis for numerous at-sea training, testing, and operating areas. Analysis for additional areas is ongoing.

Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) documents for these projects can be accessed here. These efforts mark the beginning of a continuous cycle of environmental planning and annual renewals, supported by regular reporting and consultation requirements.