Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI): West Coast Homebasing of the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System at Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu, California
The U.S. Navy has prepared and made available to the public the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the West Coast Home Basing of the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Triton UAS) at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC), Point Mugu, California. The Final EA evaluates the potential environmental effects of the proposed action and summarizes the public comments received during the public review of the Draft EA.
The Proposed Action is anticipated to be implemented during the 2013-2020 timeframe. The Proposed Action includes the following at NBVC Point Mugu: homebasing four Triton UAS to support mission requirements in the Pacific; establishing a maintenance hub for Triton UAS, supporting up to four Triton UAS undergoing maintenance actions at any one time; constructing and improving facilities to support Triton UAS at NBVC Point Mugu; and stationing up to 700 personnel, plus their family members, while supporting rotational detachments. The Navy finds that implementing the proposed action will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment; therefore, the Navy has determined that the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement is not required. A copy of the U.S. Navy’s FONSI is enclosed. Copies of the Final EA and FONSI are available below.