Accession Number : ADA268420
Title : Final Environmental Impact Statement. F-15E Beddown at Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC
Report Date : 18 Nov 1988
Pagination or Media Count : 187
Abstract : The Air Force proposes to convert the 72 F-4 aircraft at Seymour Johnson AFB with 72 LANTIRN equipped F-15E aircraft. The replacement would begin in January 1989 and be completed by 1991. The action would not result in an increase in overall sorties at the base, but would increase the number of operations currently flown between sunset and 10:30 P.M. from five up to eighteen per day. There would also be an increase in the number of sorties flown on selected military training routes and in the percentage utilization of total available hours at the Dare County Range. The primary environmental concern associated with the proposed action is the effect of noise around Seymour Johnson AFB. The acreage impacted by Day-Night Noise Levels (DNL) of 65 decibels and above would increase by thirty-seven percent, thus returning the area to a noise environment similar to the 1985 time period when 96 F-4 aircraft were assigned at the base. Noise levels on the military training routes are expected to be reduced since the F-15E is quieter than the F-4 in cruise power. The noise environment at the Dare County Range is not expected to materially change. A small reduction in air pollutant emissions around the base and on the military routes is expected.
Descriptors : *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS , NORTH CAROLINA , LOW ALTITUDE
Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Noise Pollution and Control
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE