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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a268420.pdf


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