Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft EIS Project
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Maritime Aircraft EIS Project Website
The Department of the Navy is preparing and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental consequences of the proposed Navy action to provide facilities and functions to support the homebasing of the new P-8A Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA).
This document will present the environmental consequences associated with basing of the aircraft, personnel transition, and the new construction or renovation of structures to accommodate the introduction of the MMA. Once completed, this EIS will meet the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as well as all applicable state environmental regulations.
The P-8A MMA is being introduced to replace the aging P-3C Orion aircraft. The P-8A MMA has been specifically designed to replace the P-3C, enabling it to become the next generation Navy maritime patrol aircraft. The transition from the P-3C to the P-8A MMA will begin in 2011 and will be completed in 2019.
As proposed, the project would include the homebasing of a total of 84 fleet squadrons and one Fleet Replacement Squadron, at existing continental United States (CONUS) maritime patrol homebases for P-3C aircraft while maintaining a maritime patrol presence in Hawaii.This website will be updated throughout the life of the project, as documents are developed and public involvement opportunities are posted. Please continue to check back frequently for new information.