Accession Number : ADA268600
Title : Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Closure of Los Angeles Air Force Base, California and Relocation of Space Systems Division
Descriptive Note : Preliminary draft.
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC
Report Date : May 1990
Pagination or Media Count : 447
Abstract : During the late summer of 1989, the Air Force began a thorough review of its force structure, property, and facility requirements needed to support national security policy and future fiscal realities. As a result of this review process, the Secretary of Defense, on 29 January 1990, announced his proposal to close or realign a number of military bases. Los Angeles AFB, California, has been identified as a candidate for closure in conjunction with the proposed relocation of HQ SSD and appropriate supporting units to Vandenberg AFB, California. Prior to closure decisions, studies of strategic, operational, budgetary, fiscal, environmental, and local economic consequences are required under Title 10 USC 2687. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the results of the environmental study are described in this DEIS, which includes analyses of community setting, land use and aesthetics, transportation, utilities, hazardous materials, geology and soils, water resources, air quality, noise, biological resources, and cultural and paleontological resources. As alternatives, the DEIS also analyzes the impacts of relocating HQ SSD and its support units to March AFB, California; Falcon and Peterson AFBs, Colorado; or Kirtland AFB, New Mexico.
Descriptors : *AIR FORCE , *SPACE SYSTEMS , *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS , TRANSPORTATION , CLOSURES , AIR , SOILS , CALIFORNIA , NOISE , WATER RESOURCES , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , LAND USE , AIR QUALITY , RELOCATION , RESOURCES , GEOLOGY , POLICIES , NATIONAL SECURITY , ECONOMICS
Subject Categories : Ground Support Sys & Facil For Space Vehicles
Environmental Health and Safety
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE