Accession Number : ADA267068


Title :   Environmental Impact Analysis Process. Volume 1. Preliminary Draft Environmental Impact Statement Construction and Operation of Space Launch Complex 7, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California


Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267068.pdf


Report Date : 06 Apr 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 501


Abstract : This Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been prepared as part of the United States Air force (USAF) Environmental Impact Analysis Process (EIAP) for evaluation of proposed major projects, in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the regulations of the President's Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) for NEPA compliance. The Draft EIS presents an analysis of the purpose and need for the proposed action and its alternatives. The SLC-7 facility would be a fenced area of about 50 acres, within which the major preparation and launch activities would occur. Some related activities, including launch control and core vehicle and satellite processing, would occur at existing facilities on VAFB that currently operate in support of Scout, Titan II, and other Titan IV programs. The primary elements of the SLC-7 project, to be constructed and operated onsite, would be the vehicle launch support structure/flame duct, launch mount, umbilical tower, and mobile service tower. There also would be an operations support building, access roads and parking, fuel storage, security systems, and fire protection. Offsite facilities include water storage tank(s), sewage treatment plant, evaporation/ percolation ponds, electrical substation, and communications and utility corridors


Descriptors :   *SPACE LAUNCHED , *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS , *LAUNCHING SITES , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , CONSTRUCTION


Subject Categories : Ground Support Sys & Facil For Space Vehicles
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE