Accession Number : ADA322166

Title :   Environmental Assessment. BRAC 95 Relocations to Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Bethesda, Maryland.

Corporate Author : NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND WASHINGTON DC CHESAPEAKE DIV

PDF Url : ADA322166

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 150

Abstract : The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) operates research and development facilities that design and test systems for Navy surface ships. To accomplish this mission, NSWC has facilities and personnel in multiple sites across the nation. Due to budget constraints imposed by Congress, NSWC's extensive network of laboratories and testing ranges is in the process of consolidating and closing facilities. The mechanism for closure and realignment decisions for the Department of Defense (DoD) is the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission, established by the Defense Base Closure Act of 1990. The BRAC Commission examines all facilities and programs and presents recommendations to Congress. Congress reviews the recommendations and, if in concurrence, forwards them to the President. When BRAC recommendations are accepted by the President, the included actions become law and must be implemented by the affected agencies. The BRAC actions which are the subject of this Environmental Assessment (EA) involve the relocation of a number of functions, personnel, equipment and support from three NSWC sites in Maryland. Research and development (R&D) activities are relocating from NSWC Dahlgren Division Detachment and NSWC Carderock Division Detachment at the NSWC White Oak Site in Silver Spring, Maryland; and from the Carderock Division Detachment at the Naval Base in Annapolis (which includes the NIKE Annex site located approximately five miles east of Annapolis).

Descriptors :   *NAVAL VESSELS, *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, TEST AND EVALUATION, FUNCTIONS, MARYLAND, CLOSURES, CONGRESS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, OCEAN SURFACE, NETWORKS, NAVY, FACILITIES, LABORATORIES, RELOCATION.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE