USCG Releases Draft Environmental Document for Base Seattle Expansion

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The public has until Dec. 2 to weigh in on a document pertaining to the U.S. Coast Guard’s proposal to expand and modernize Base Seattle, officials announced Oct. 11.

The Coast Guard has released a Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement regarding the proposal, a document that looks at the possible environmental effects of proposed alternatives.

“The purpose of the expansion is to provide adequate facilities and infrastructure at Base Seattle to support current and future execution of the Coast Guard’s statutory missions,” military officials said. “Base Seattle is the largest Coast Guard facility in the Pacific Northwest and is an essential facility to support Coast Guard missions in both the local area, as well as the Polar Regions, now and for the foreseeable future.”

A copy of the draft statement is available at

Comments may be submitted via with docket number USCG-2021-0183, or mailed to U.S. Coast Guard, Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center, Environmental Management Division, ATTN: Mr. Dean Amundson, 1301 Clay Street, Suite 700N, Oakland, CA 94612-5203.