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Mission Statement

The Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Office (NREAO) is located in Building 601, S-4, Second Floor.

The Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Beaufort Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Office (NREAO) mission is to protect and enhance the natural resources and the environment.  MCAS operates according to the Commanding Officer’s policy on environmental management and conservation issued by Col. Karl R. Arbogast.  It is Marine Corps policy to comply with all applicable environmental requirements and to protect and sustain our installation's natural and cultural resources in support of combat training and operational readiness.  This is accomplished by use of the Marine Corps Environmental Management System (EMS) to achieve environmental compliance, sustainability goals, and continually improve performance. The EMS “Plan, Do, Check, Act” cycle reduces risk to the mission and protects the health and safety of Marines, their families, and surrounding communities.

Public Outreach and Updates

MCAS Beaufort Drinking Water Sampling Open House

The Navy and Marine Corps are hosting an Open House on December 8, 2022, between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm at the Holiday Inn & Suites, 2225 Boundary Street, Beaufort, South Carolina to provide information to the public about the Navy and Marine Corps’ offer to sample drinking water wells near Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Beaufort. The sampling is for certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which may be present in these drinking water wells due to past use of firefighting foam or other PFAS-containing materials on base.

The Navy and Marine Corps are working in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

To schedule a sampling appointment, please call 800-818-8455.

We are committed to keeping the public informed of the Navy and Marine Corps’ drinking water sampling. For more information, please visit our website at:


Notice of Intent to Request a Class 3 Modification to the Hazardous Waste Permit:

A Public Meeting on this modification request will be held on June 22, 2022 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1500 Queen St., Beaufort, SC 29902 from 7 - 8 p.m.



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