USCG Gets More Time to Finalize Base Seattle Modernization Project PEIS

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The U.S. Coast Guard now has more time to conduct more analysis on the proposed Base Seattle Modernization project.

The Department of Homeland Security has extended the U.S. Coast Guard’s timeline to finalize the project’s Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) from May 7 to Dec. 31, giving the agency more time “to consider public comments received on the Draft PEIS and conduct additional analysis that will help inform a final Record of Decision.”

Before a Record of Decision is issued “stating the Coast Guard’s decision on the selected alternative,” the public will have a chance to look over the final PEIS, which studies the project’s potential environmental and socioeconomic effects and pinpoints any 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 Draft PEIS can be read in its entirety at

By Karen Robes Meeks