Accession Number : ADA322084
Title : Environmental Assessment: MWR Marina Renovation at Seaplane Base, NASWI.
Corporate Author : NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND POULSBO WA
Personal Author(s) : Kler, Kimberly
PDF Url : ADA322084
Report Date : FEB 1997
Pagination or Media Count : 149
Abstract : The Department of the Navy (Navy) has prepared this Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate the potential environmental effects associated with the renovation of the existing Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) Department Marina at Seaplane Base, Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island (NASWI), Island County, Washington. Renovation would include demolition of an old, 'L'-shaped, wooden boat house (Building 19) at the MWR Marina in Crescent Harbor. In its place, the Navy would develop an expanded uncovered marina capable of serving 60 boats. The renovated marina, like the existing marina, would continue to be operated by NASWI's MWR Department. The number of boat slips at the MWR Marina would be increased from the current 11 slips, plus 18 mooring buoys, to 60 slips with no mooring buoys. The slips would house approximately five boats from various NASWI departments including environmental (spill response), supply (fuel operations), and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD). Approximately 55 slips would accommodate various recreational pleasure craft and Sea Scout boats. Upon completion of the marina renovation, the 18 mooring buoys located in Crescent Harbor nearby would be removed and the boats moored at these buoys would be relocated to slips. No dredging would be required. In addition, no in-water fueling, in-water sewage disposal, or in-water major boat maintenance would occur at the MWR Marina. Principal areas of concern addressed in this EA include potential effects to historical resources, water quality, and wildlife and fishery resources. Based on the analysis in this EA, a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) is recommended and the preparation of an Environmental Impact Study (EIS) is not required.
Descriptors : *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, *NAVAL SHORE FACILITIES, *NAVAL AIR STATIONS, MAINTENANCE, NAVY, DEMOLITION, HISTORY, HISTORIC SITES, CULTURAL RESOURCES, BOATS, WATER QUALITY, FISHERIES, LAND USE, WILDLIFE, DREDGING, RECREATION, PILE STRUCTURES, SPILLING, EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL, MOORING BUOYS, SEAPLANES, WASHINGTON(STATE).
Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE