Coast Guard Extends Proposed Base Seattle Expansion Public Input Period

An aerial view of Coast Guard Base Seattle. Photo: U.S. Coast Guard.

The U.S. Coast Guard is giving stakeholders more time to weigh in on an environmental document for the proposed expansion of Coast Guard Base Seattle.

The Guard has extended the deadline for public input on the project’s Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement to Dec. 16. The original deadline was Dec. 2.

The goal of the draft statement is to investigate possible “environmental and socioeconomic impacts, and identifies related mitigation measures, associated with land acquisition, facility and infrastructure modernization, and continued operation to support current and future Coast Guard missions at Base Seattle,” according to the agency.

The full document is available at Stakeholders may submit comments online at with docket number USCG-2021-0183.

They may also send written comments by postal mail to: U.S. Coast Guard, Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center, Environmental Management Division, ATTN: Mr. Dean Amundson, 1301 Clay St., Suite 700N, Oakland, CA 94612-5203.

By Karen Robes Meeks