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Comment period

U.S. Navy Keyport permit renewal

Documents available for review and comment

April 8, 2024 - June 14, 2024, 11:59 p.m.

We invite you to review and comment on a draft permit and draft public participation plan for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division at Keyport located at 610 Dowell Street in Keyport, Washington.

Please review and comment on:

How to submit comments

This public comment period opens April 8, 2024 and closes June 14, 2024.

Submit your comments:

When the public comment period ends, we will consider all comments and may change the documents based on them. After considering all comments, the documents will become final.

Will there be a public meeting?

At this time, there are no public meetings scheduled for this comment period. We will hold a public meeting if 10 or more people request one. To request a meeting, please contact Janelle Anderson at 425-301-6454 or janelle.anderson@ecy.wa.gov.

Site background

The NUWC Division, Keyport dangerous waste management facility is located on property owned by Naval Base Kitsap, Keyport (NBK) near the town of Keyport, Washington. The waste facility is in a single building (often called building 1051 or the TSDF). The area of the building is approximately 68,500 square feet. Operating requirements in the draft permit apply only to this facility.

The entire base occupies 343 acres, and that entire area is subject to dangerous waste “corrective action.”  Corrective action means environmental remediation, or clean up, of contamination that has occurred. There is existing environmental contamination on the base. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designated the NUWC Division, Keyport Base a superfund site in 1989. 

The federal Superfund program and Washington State Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) Cleanup Program have been working with the Navy since 1989 to clean up the base. We decided not to include that work in the draft permit because separate agreements control those actions.

For more information about the site and the history of contamination:

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Comment online

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Comment by mail

Erika Lindsey, Permit Engineer
Department of Ecology - Northwest Region Office
P.O. Box 330316
Shoreline, WA 98133
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Erika Lindsey
Permit Engineer

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