3 NOV 98
From: Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC Criteria Office)
Subj: INTERIM TECHNICAL GUIDANCE (ITG) FACILITIES HOMEPORTING
CRITERIA FOR NIMITZ CLASS AIRCRAFT CARRIERS
Encl: (1) Interim Technical Guidance (ITG) for Facilities Homeporting Criteria for Nimitz
Class Aircraft Carriers
1. Purpose. The purpose of this guidance is to advise facility engineers, planners, and maintenance
personnel of minimum facility planning and design criteria necessary to ensure efficient in-port
operations of Nimitz class aircraft carriers. Use this document to support planned Military
Construction (MCON) for facilities supporting these vessels. Existing sites may not meet all criteria
and, therefore, perform less efficiently. However, future sites should incorporate the requirements
stated herein. Retain this guidance until it is incorporated into the criteria noted in paragraph 5.
2. Background. Changes in homeporting assignments for Nimitz class aircraft carriers (CVN-
68) have necessitated the construction of several new facilities to support these vessels. The
Navy is constructing new CVN berths and industrial facilities at North Island Naval Air Station.
Likewise, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard/Station is upgrading existing and constructing new
facilities to support CVN homeporting. A third CVN homeport is expected at an undetermined
location early next century. The Navy has used enclosure (1), in draft form, for the planning and
design of the North Island and Puget Sound facilities. This ITG finalizes the draft criteria.
3. Discussion. This criteria is a compilation of lessons learned from existing CVN homeports,
planning studies, COMNAVSEASYSCOM, COMNAVAIRLANT, and COMNAVAIRPAC. It
includes state-of-the-art technology in vital facility areas such as mooring, dredging, shore steam,
and oily waste collection. Congressional support for all new construction is dependent on specific
planning and design criteria applied consistently throughout the Navy - hence, the need to
formalize the criteria.
4. Technical Guidance. See enclosure (1).
a. Engineering Field Divisions (EFDs), Engineering Field Activities (EFAs), and Officers in
Charge of Construction (OICCs) shall plan, design, and construct CVN homeports according