Accession Number : ADA609332


Title :   Test Area C-80 Complex Final Range Environmental Assessment, Revision 1


Corporate Author : AIR ARMAMENT CENTER EGLIN AFB FL AIR BASE WING (96TH)/CIVIL ENGINEER GROUP (96TH)


Personal Author(s) : Boykin, Brad ; Combs, Jennifer ; Koralewski, Jason ; McCarty, Pamela C ; McKee, Jamie ; McNulty, Kim ; Nation, Mike ; Poirier, Jennifer ; Quattrin, Debbie ; Sands, Amy


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA609332


Report Date : 14 Aug 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 182


Abstract : The Proposed Action is for the 46th Test Wing Commander to establish a new authorized level of activity for the TA C-80 Complex that is based on an anticipated maximum usage. The method for establishing this maximum threshold baseline requires demonstrating that the individual and cumulative effects of this usage level would not have significant environmental impacts. This maximum level is being identified as the Range Environmental Impact Analysis Process (EIAP) Baseline. The environmental analysis evaluated the effects of military mission activities and expendables on Eglin AFB s natural, physical, and cultural environment. The military mission has been broadly identified as the effector of environmental impacts, and Eglin AFB s environment has been identified as the receptor. Evaluation and quantification of this effector-receptor relationship is the scientific basis for the environmental analysis detailed in this report. The purpose and need of the Proposed Action is twofold, as described below. 1. Purpose: to quickly and efficiently process new programs requesting access to the TA C-80 Complex during both routine and crisis situations Need: to provide military users a quick response to priority needs during war or other significant military involvement, as well as maintain the current approval process for routine uses; and 2. Purpose: to update the NEPA analysis by reevaluating the mission activities and by performing a cumulative environmental analysis of all mission activities. Need: the need associated with this item is multifaceted and is described below. Eglin AFB previously performed environmental analysis for mission activities at the TA C-80 Complex, as presented in the 2000 Test Area C-80 Complex Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) (U.S. Air Force, 2000a).


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , *MISSIONS , AIR QUALITY , BASE LINES , CHEMICALS , CULTURAL RESOURCES , CULTURE , DEBRIS , ECOLOGY , FLOOD PLAINS , GROUND WATER , HABITATS , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , INVASIVE SPECIES(FAUNA) , INVASIVE SPECIES(FLORA) , MILITARY TRAINING , NOISE , RANGES(FACILITIES) , SAFETY , SOILS , SURFACE WATERS , WETLANDS


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE