Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for TRIDENT Support Facilities Explosives Handling Wharf at Naval Base Kitsap at Bangor, Kitsap County, WA
The United States Department of the Navy (DoN), after carefully weighing the operational and environmental consequences of the proposed action, announces its decision to construct and operate an Explosives Handling Wharf (EHW-2) adjacent to the existing Explosives Handling Wharf in Hood Canal on the waterfront of Naval Base Kitsap (NBK) at Bangor, WA. The DoN has decided to implement the preferred alternative, Alternative 1, Combined Trestle, Large Pile Wharf, as described in the TRIDENT Support Facilities EHW-2 Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) dated March 2012. Alternative 1 is also the Environmentally Preferable Alternative and will fully meet the DoN's purpose and need to support future program requirements for TRIDENT submarines homeported at NBK at Bangor, Washington, and the TRIDENT II (D5) Strategic Weapons System. This decision will allow the DoN to continue support of TRIDENT Program operational requirements through 2042.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
The Department of the Navy proposes to add a new system of records in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.