Welcome to the U.S. Navy's website for the Gulf of Alaska Navy Training Activities Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS).
The Navy has prepared a draft supplement to the 2011 Gulf of Alaska Navy Training Activities Final EIS/OEIS and the 2016 Gulf of Alaska Navy Training Activities Final Supplemental EIS/OEIS. The 2020 Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS was available for public review and comment from Dec. 11, 2020, through Feb. 16, 2021.
The Navy’s Proposed Action is to continue periodic military training activities within the Gulf of Alaska Study Area. Proposed training activities are similar to those that have occurred in the Study Area for decades. The Navy would continue to implement mitigation measures to avoid or reduce potential impacts on marine species and the environment from training activities.
The purpose of this Supplemental EIS/OEIS is to update the 2011 and 2016 impact analyses with new information and analytical methods. New information includes an updated acoustic effects model, updated marine species density data and hearing criteria, and other emergent best available science.
The Navy is preparing a Supplemental EIS/OEIS to renew required federal regulatory permits and authorizations under the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act. Current federal regulatory permits and authorizations expire in April 2022.
Navy Training Activities in the Gulf of Alaska Video
View the new Navy video below to learn more about Navy training in the Gulf of Alaska, including Northern Edge, the military's largest joint training exercise in Alaska.
Public Involvement Summary Report Available to View
A Public Involvement Summary Report, which summarizes public involvement and stakeholder outreach activities the Navy conducted, and issues heard from the public and agencies, during the 2020 GOA Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS public review and comment period, is available to view.
2020 Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS Review and Comment has Closed
The comment period for the 2020 Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS is now closed. The comment period was open from Dec. 11, 2020, to Feb. 16, 2021. The public was encouraged to submit substantive comments during this period.
Virtual Public Meetings
The Navy held two virtual public meetings on Jan. 19, 2021, from 3 to 4 p.m. Alaska Standard Time, and Feb. 3, 2021, from 5 to 6 p.m. Alaska Standard Time, to inform the public about the Proposed Action and the results of the draft environmental impact analysis, as well as to answer substantive questions from the public. The public was encouraged to submit questions in advance. The Navy encourages the public to take the public meeting survey.
Project Fact Sheet Booklet Available
A project fact sheet booklet is available for more information on the 2020 Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS.
Federal Register Notices Available
View the Notice of Availability and Notice of Virtual Public Meetings for the 2020 Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS.