Clallam County commissioners seek environmental impact study on Navy pier project in Port Angeles – PDN

We welcome the letter to the Navy. While it appears to be a project that both satisfies the defense needs (and protection of the Strait by assigning tugs closer to the location that they are needed), the Navy should not be given a free pass to bypass certain environmental criteria, nor trample on the business needs of a major Port customer.Ediz Hook is probably the best choice for this location, as it’s already used by the Coast Guard.

PORT ANGELES — Clallam County commissioners have concerns about the planned Navy pier on Ediz Hook.

In a letter to Navy officials in Silverdale, the three commissioners Tuesday suggested an environmental impact study (EIS) for the $25 million Transit Protection System at Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles.

The Navy plans to build a ballistic missile submarine escort vessel dock and support facilities on the south side of the Coast Guard base to provide a staging area for vessels and crews escorting submarines from Naval Base Kitsap Bangor.

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