Accession Number : ADA206960


Title :   Draft Environmental Impact Statement: Peacekeeper Rail Garrison Program


Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a206960.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 799


Abstract : The U.S. Air Force proposes to deploy 50 Peacekeeper missiles on 25 trains, which will be based at F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming, and at up to ten other garrison installations. Peacekeeper missiles would be assembled and integrated onto the missile launch cars at F.E. Warren AFB and then dispatched to other selected garrison installations. Periodically, a training train, with no missile propellants or warheads onboard, would travel to each of the garrison installations for operations, security, and maintenance training. Periodically, for maintenance or test launches, missiles (without warheads) would be moved by rail between garrisons and P.E. Warren AFB or Vandenberg AFB. During periods of national need and upon receipt of direction from the National Command Authority, Peacekeeper trains could be dispersed onto the nation's rail network to improve their survivability. The Alternative Action is to deploy 100 Peacekeeper missiles on 50 trains. Potential environmental impacts associated with both of these actions are considered in the DEIS under the following environmental resource categories: socioeconomics, utilities, transportation, land use, cultural, biological, water, geology and soils, air quality, and noise. In addition, national economic impacts, national railroad transportation impacts, and safety considerations are discussed. Finally, mitigation measures that can be taken to rehabilitate or restore the affected environment or to reduce significant adverse impacts are identified.


Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS , *RAIL TRANSPORTATION , *SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES , ECONOMIC IMPACT , GUIDED MISSILE WARHEADS , SURVIVABILITY , WATER , GEOLOGY , ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , PROPELLANTS , SOILS , SAFETY , ADVERSE CONDITIONS , LAUNCHING , RESOURCES , NOISE , AIR QUALITY , ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION , WATER QUALITY , LAND USE , AIR FORCE OPERATIONS , ENVIRONMENTS , RECLAMATION , MAINTENANCE , RAILROADS


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Surface-launched Guided Missiles
      Air Pollution and Control
      Noise Pollution and Control
      Water Pollution and Control
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE