Welcome to the United States (U.S.) Department of the Navy's website for the Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach Ammunition Pier and Turning Basin Environmental Assessment, an online resource for information about the proposed Ammunition Pier and Turning Basin at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, located in Seal Beach, California.
The U.S. Navy has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the potential impacts of constructing a replacement ammunition pier, associated waterfront facilities and causeway, and a new public navigational channel for civilian boat traffic.
The proposed pier and associated facilities would replace the existing wharf. The existing wharf is more than 60 years old, was built before the inception of modern seismic codes, and is past its design life. The new pier would be built to current earthquake standards, would be able to support future fleet requirements, and would provide greater separation between Navy operations and civilian activity in Anaheim Bay and along Pacific Coast Highway.
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Work on the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) is currently underway. The Final EA is anticipated to be completed and released in Fall 2018.
The public comment period for the Draft EA is closed. The public comment period was open from April 14, 2017, to May 30, 2017. The public was encouraged to submit comments on the Draft EA during this period.
An open-house public meeting was held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m. that provided information, answered questions, and accepted public comments.
A project fact sheet is now available and contains information about the project and the findings contained in the Draft EA.
The Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach Draft EA was made available for public review and comment on April 14, 2017. A public notice of availability was published in area newspapers.