Accession Number : ADA267396


Title :   Environmental Impact Analysis Process. Environmental Impact Statement for Realignment of Beale Air Force Base


Corporate Author : STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND OFFUTT AFB NE


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267396.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 173


Abstract : This statement assesses the potential environmental impacts from realignment of Beale AFB, located near Marysville, California. Realignment will increase on-base activity and require construction of new facilities. Existing air quality may be affected by both construction and operational activities. Operational impacts will not be significant with respect to local and regional air quality because operations will occur within the same air basin as they did at Mather AFB. Biological habitats including vernal pools and other wetlands and riparian habitats may be affected by construction of new facilities; however, no Federal- or State-listed threatened or endangered species are expected to be affected. Realignment will create additional peak period round trips, resulting in impacts on base access, intersections, and parking lots. Portions of the water distribution system and the water treatment facilities will have to be upgraded to meet the increased demand expected as a result of the realignment. If the potential presence of abandoned underground storage tanks in areas planned for construction of new facilities and asbestos-containing materials in buildings planned for demolition or modification is verified, confirmatory studies and appropriate remedial actions will be required. The realignment will have a positive effect on the local and regional economy.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS , IMPACT , MODIFICATION , DEMOLITION , AIR QUALITY , ASBESTOS , HABITATS , UNDERGROUND , WATER DISTRIBUTION , ENDANGERED SPECIES , WETLANDS , STORAGE TANKS , WATER TREATMENT , CONSTRUCTION , OPERATION


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE