As the Daily Press points out, the gun range is at the southwestern boundary of the base. The Navy has submitted a proposal to the Department of Environmental Quality, which is conducting a study of the proposed project that evaluates its impact on the coastal zone of Virginia. It is seeking comments from the general public, Division of Land Protection and Revitalization, the Division of Natural Heritage Resources, Department of Forestry, Department of Historic Resources, Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, York and James City counties.
According to the Daily Press, comments will be accepted through Tuesday, and a decision will be made by April 14. AFter that, the Navy will decide whether or not to continue with the $18.7 million project of expanding the gun range. The project will not be completed until at least April 2015.