Navy Southern California Training and Testing (2014-2019) Project Background Materials
The U.S. Department of the Navy (Navy) has submitted to the Coastal Commission a consistency determination to conduct training and testing activities in the southern California portion of its Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing Area. Training and testing activities would occur from January 2014 through January 2019 in state and federal waters offshore of Los Angeles County, Orange County, and San Diego County.
The is scheduled for the Coastal Commission’s consideration at its March 2013, meeting in San Diego, CA. Below is some background information regarding the Navy’s proposal:
- (January 2013) Coastal Zone Management Act Consistency Determination for California, prepared for the California Coastal Commission, U.S. Department of the Navy
- (May 2012) Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Draft Overseas Environmental Impact Statement, [Volume I] U.S. Department of the Navy.
- (May 2012) Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Draft Overseas Environmental Impact Statement, [Volume II] U.S. Department of the Navy.
- (January 31, 2013) Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities - Proposed Rule published by the National Marine Fisheries Service, Federal Register Notice.
- (October 15, 2008) Adopted Staff Recommendation on Consistency Determination for previous Navy Training and Testing in Southern California, CD-049-08, California Coastal Commission.
Additional project information and background materials may also be found on project websites maintained by the Navy: http://hstteis.com and National Marine Fisheries Service: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/incidental.htm#hstt