Accession Number : ADA616653
Title : Range Environmental Assessment for Test Area C-52 Complex, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : CH2M HILL INC TAMPA FL
Personal Author(s) : Orsoy, Tunch ; Fitos, Kathy ; Nagy, Robin ; Stuart, Marian
Report Date : 31 Oct 2014
Pagination or Media Count : 163
Abstract : This finding, and the analysis upon which it is based, was prepared pursuant to the President's Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and its implementing regulations as promulgated at 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1500 (40 CFR 1500-1508) plus: U.S. Air Force Environmental Impact Analysis Process as promulgated at 32 CFR Part 989 The Department of the Air Force has conducted a Range Environmental Assessment (REA) of the potential environmental consequences of Test Area C-52 Complex operations at Eglin Air Force Base (AFB), Florida. That July 2014 REA is hereby incorporated by reference into this finding. The purpose ofthe Proposed Action is to allow quick and efficient processing of mission programs that request access to the C-52 Complex during routine and crisis situations. The Proposed Action is needed to update/validate the current approval process for routine military users of the C-52 Complex, and to provide a quick response to priority needs during war or other significant military involvement. Since the last NEPA analysis of C-52 Complex operations, which was conducted in 1999, C-52 Complex operations have changed as a result of engagement in wars, development of new technologies, and changes in associated Eglin AFB mission activities. By updating the environmental impact analysis for C-52 Complex operations to address mission and other changes that have occurred since the last analysis, the attached REA allows more streamlined and accurate environmental review/approval of C-52 Complex mission requests.
Descriptors : *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , AIR QUALITY , AIR SPACE , CARGO AIRCRAFT , CULTURAL RESOURCES , GEOLOGY , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , HAZARDOUS WASTES , LAND USE , NOISE , SAFETY , SOILS , SOLID WASTES , TOPOGRAPHY , TRANSPORTATION , WATER RESOURCES
Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Environmental Health and Safety
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE