Southwest Division Naval Facilities Engineering Command
Environmental Impact Statement; Environmental Assessment; Biological Assessment
DRC conducted an Environmental Assessment (EA) and Biological Assessment (BA), as required by the National Environmental Policy Act, for the testing of the Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAAV) prototypes. The EA and BA addressed the proposed testing of two prototypes at two Camp Pendleton off-shore water locations in addition to a 30-mile Pacific Ocean transit. Landing areas and emergency water exit points during water testing included base beaches. DRC staff systematically described the environmental resources present and possible effects of the proposed action.
Resources addressed land use, cultural, socioeconomic and environmental justice. Information on the following resources were provided and specifically addressed in the EA, specifically:
Environmental Studies for California Forest Highway 105, Marysville Road, Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
NEPA Documentation (EA) for Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle Training Facility at MCB Camp Pendleton