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Naval Weapon Station Earle, New Jersey

Program: Compatible Use

Naval Weapon Station Earle, New Jersey

Monmouth County communities are working together to ensure compatibility with urban development and naval base activities at Naval Weapon Station Earle.

Monmouth County serves as the project sponsor and grantee for the Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) surrounding the Naval Weapons Station (NWS) Earle and established a JLUS Policy Committee to oversee the planning process. The Colts Neck, Howell, Middletown, Tinton Falls, and Wall municipalities; State and Federal organizations; community organizations; and property owners are all also participating in the study alongside Monmouth County. 

The Monmouth County JLUS is a community-driven planning process designed to promote compatible civilian development in support of military readiness and defense capabilities; protect public health, safety, welfare, and quality of life; promote the economic viability of the communities; and foster continued communication among the military installation and the surrounding communities to address compatibility issues.

NWS Earle is in a highly developed, coastal, suburban region. Outreach to the municipalities is a key component of this project to bring awareness of NWS Earle's mission and potential impacts the base may have on the surrounding communities. The JLUS will provide a vehicle for Monmouth County and NWS Earle to determine the existing and future areas of concern. The study will also provide a framework with which to develop and implement strategies reducing conflicts and improving coastal storm resiliency.

The following deliverables are expected from the study effort:

  • Joint Land Use Study final report identifying compatibility issues and recommended actions to address or mitigate the compatibility issues at NWS Earle.
  • Public Participation Plan that includes a project website and variety of communication tools to facilitate early and continuing outreach to project stakeholders.
  • Implementation plan identifying appropriate responsible parties and timelines to carry out the JLUS recommendations.

Point of Contact

Linda Brennen


(732) 431-7460

Program: Compatible Use

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