Accession Number : ADA268469


Title :   Environmental Impact Analysis Process. Final Environmental Impact Statement. Supersonic Flight Operations in the Reserve Military Operations Area, Holloman, New Mexico


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : TACTICAL AIR COMMAND LANGLEY AFB VA


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a268469.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1983


Pagination or Media Count : 586


Abstract : The 49th Tactical Fighter Wing (TFW) at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, proposes to fly approximately 300 supersonic sorties per month in the Reserve Military Operations Area/Air Traffic Control assigned area. All proposed supersonic flights would be conducted during daylight hours and at an altitude above 15,000 feet mean sea level which is 8,000 to 9,000 feet above ground level in the MOA. The primary environmental concern associated with the proposed action is the effects of sonic booms. It is projected an individual would hear no more than 2 to 3 sonic booms per day in the area of flight operations. Over pressure levels would range from 1 to about 5 psf with the average carpet boom being 2 to 3 psf. Focus booms could occur in the area. Concerns have been raised about significant indirect impacts to the economy by sonic booms impacting ranching operations and recreational activities. Other concerns raised were wilderness, wildlife, human health and annoyance, structures, cultural resources, and commercial/private air traffic impacts. Each attribute has been analyzed to a depth sufficient to determine if the potential impact would be significant


Descriptors :   *SUPERSONIC FLIGHT , *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS , *NOISE POLLUTION , AIR QUALITY , SONIC BOOM , RECREATION , AIR TRAFFIC , WILDLIFE


Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Noise Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE