Accession Number : ADA640832


Title :   Final Environmental Assessment Construction of New Recreational Lodging at Bellows Air Force Station O'ahu, Hawai'i


Descriptive Note : Environmental assessment


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CIVIL ENGINEER SQUADRON (15TH) HICKAM AFB HI


Personal Author(s) : Mason, Michelle ; Jury, Dave ; Copeland, Tanya ; Frerich, Dan


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA640832


Report Date : Oct 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 181


Abstract : This Final EA evaluates the potential environmental consequences associated with the proposed construction of new recreational lodging at Bellows AFS, Oahu, Hawaii. This Final EA has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended \20142 United States Code Sections 4321-4374\202, the Council on Environmental Quality regulations implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500-1508), and Air Force policy and procedures (32 CFR Part 989). The proposed action is to construct up to 48 additional recreational lodging units at Bellows AFS. Lodging units would be constructed in multi-unit one- to two-story buildings with individual units ranging from approximately 600 to 750 square feet each. The no-action alternative, under which no additional recreational lodging units would be constructed at Bellows AFS The environmental impacts of the proposed action and no-alternative are summarized below has also been examined. In addition, three proposed alternative actions were considered but not carried forward for reasons identified in this document. Proposed Action. The proposed action would construct up to 48 additional recreational lodging units and supporting utilities and infrastructure at Bellows AFS. No impacts are expected for biological resources, land use and ownership, natural hazards, or socioeconomics. Long-term positive impacts are expected for recreational resources. Short-term adverse construction-related impacts to air quality, geology and soils, hazardous materials and hazardous waste, noise, safety and health, visual resources, and water resources are possible during implementation of the proposed action.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *HOUSING PROJECTS , *RECREATION , ADVERSE CONDITIONS , AIR FORCE , CONSTRUCTION , CULTURAL RESOURCES , ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , ENVIRONMENTS , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , HAZARDOUS WASTES , HAZARDS , HEALTH , IMPACT , INFRASTRUCTURE , LAND USE , MANAGEMENT , MILITARY PERSONNEL , POLICIES , QUALITY , REGULATIONS , RESOURCES , SAFETY


Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE