Navy Nuclear Aircraft Carrier (CVN) Homeporting at Mayport: Background and Issues for Congress [February 9, 2012] [open pdf - 2MB]
From the Introduction: "This report provides background information and issues for Congress on the Navy's proposal to homeport a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier (CVN) at Mayport, FL. Transferring a CVN from Norfolk, VA, to Mayport would shift from Norfolk to Mayport the local economic activity associated with homeporting a CVN, which some sources estimate as being worth hundreds of millions of dollars per year. The Navy's proposed FY2012 budget requests $14.998 million in military construction (MilCon) funding for the Massey Avenue Corridor Improvements project, a roadway construction project that is part of the Navy's plan for establishing a CVN home port at Mayport. In addition, the Navy states that of the $84.36 million in funding requested by the Navy for FY2012 for MilCon planning and design activities, about $2 million is requested for the project to establish a CVN home port at Mayport. The Navy's proposal to homeport a CVN at Mayport is an issue of strong interest to certain Members of Congress from Florida and Virginia. The issue for Congress is whether to approve, reject, or modify the Navy's proposal to transfer a CVN to Mayport. Congress's decision on the issue could affect Navy capabilities and funding requirements, and the local economies of Mayport and Norfolk."
CRS Report for Congress, R40248