Accession Number : ADA268623


Title :   Environmental Impact Statement. Closure of Chanute Air Force Base


Descriptive Note : Draft rept.


Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a268623.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 98


Abstract : The U.S. Air Force proposed to withdraw military personnel and close Chanute Air Force Base prior to October, 1995. This proposal action is a result of the Defense Secretary's Commission on Base Realignment and Closure recommendations. The Quick Withdrawal and Closure Alternative was also eliminated as a result of the commissions recommendations and enabling legislation. The potential environmental consequences of the alternative were addressed under the following categories: general site description, physical environment, biological environment and human environment. This environmental impact statement only addressed biophysical affects of the withdrawal and closure process. A second environmental impact statement will be completed which will address the socioeconomic impacts of base closure and economic reuse and mitigation actions, as required.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS , MILITARY PERSONNEL , MILITARY TRAINING , AIR QUALITY , WILDLIFE , WATER RESOURCES , NOISE , GEOLOGY


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE