Accession Number : ADA268599


Title :   Environmental Impact Analysis Process. Final Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Air Force Reserve Mission Change (C-130 to C-5A Aircraft) and Westover Metropolitan Development Corporation. (Expansion of Civil Aviation Operations through 1995) at Westover Air Force Base, Massachusetts April 1987. Volume 2


Corporate Author : OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LAB TN


Personal Author(s) : Maraman, Grady


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a268599.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1987


Pagination or Media Count : 576


Abstract : This statement assesses the environmental impacts expected to result from implementing either proposed action alone and the cumulative impacts of both actions; the no action alternative is also considered. Implementation of either proposed action would create positive economic impacts through increases in both permanent and temporary increases in direct and indirect employment. The principal adverse impacts expected to result from implementation of either proposed action, alone or in combination, would be related to increases in noise levels in areas surrounding the base. In all cases, the primary human response would be annoyance; no other significant adverse effects on humans, including hearing loss and nonauditory health impacts would be expected to result. Increases in noise levels would result in impact on current land uses (primarily residential development) and could impose constraints on future development (also primarily residential uses). Some decreases in property values may also occur in affected areas.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *NOISE POLLUTION , *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS , AIR QUALITY , HAZARDOUS WASTES , WATER QUALITY , WILDLIFE


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE