Accession Number : ADA267874


Title :   Environmental Impact Analysis Process. Supplement to Final Environmental Impact Statement Space Shuttle Program, Vandenberg AFB, California


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267874.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1983


Pagination or Media Count : 697


Abstract : The Supplement to the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Space Shuttle Program at Vandenberg AFB updates environmental information arising from additional environmental analyses and proposed program changes subsequent to January 1978. New or revised action aspects are examined for significant effects on the environment of Vandenberg and surrounding areas. Major impacts include cutting through a portion of one archaeological site at Vandenberg AFB; removing one of three structures from a historically significant Coast Guard Station; and causing extensive, although temporary, disruption of two acres of subtidal habitat and one-third acre of intertidal habitat during construction of a barge landing facility. The impacts on archaeological and historical resources will be satisfactorily mitigated by data recovery on archaeological sites and by archival documentation and preservation of historical facilities. Impacts to the marine environment will be minimized through appropriate construction and operation procedures as well as planned mitigation measures.


Descriptors :   *SPACE SHUTTLES , STATIONS , RECOVERY , FACILITIES , SITES , RESOURCES , HABITATS , ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS , CUTTING , LANDING , COAST GUARD , BARGES , PRESERVATION , OPERATION , STRUCTURES , ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , CONSTRUCTION


Subject Categories : Manned Spacecraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE