Accession Number : ADA281257
Title : Environmental Impact Statement. Disposal and Reuse of George Air Force Base, California. Volume 1
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC
Report Date : Mar 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 472
Abstract : On January 5, 1989, the Secretary of Defense announced the closure of George AFB, California, pursuant to the Base Closure and Realignment Act. Previous environmental documentation culminated in the filing of a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Closure of George AFB on May 4,1990. A record of Decision (ROD) for the action was signed June 20, 1990. The base is scheduled for closure December 15, 1992. This EIS has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act to analyze the potential environmental consequences of the disposal and reasonable alternatives for reuse of the base. The document includes analyses of the potential impacts each alternative may have on the local community, including land use and aesthetics, transportation, utilities, hazardous materials/wastes, geology and soils, water resources, air quality, noise, biological resources and cultural resources. Potential environmental impacts are increased aircraft-related noise levels, increased traffic, reduced wildlife habitat, alteration of topography, alteration of water flow and drainage patterns, and temporary effects of elevated concentrations of particulate matter during construction. Traffic mitigations include contributions to area roadway Improvements. If avoidance of biological resources is not adequate or possible, mitigation in the form of replacement, restoration, or enhancement is possible.
Descriptors : *WASTE DISPOSAL , *HAZARDOUS WASTES , *INSTALLATION RESTORATION , *LAND USE , *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS , TRANSPORTATION , CLOSURES , WATER FLOW , AIRCRAFT , COMMUNITIES , WASTE WATER , TRAFFIC , TOPOGRAPHY , HYDROLOGY , GEOLOGY , ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , SOILS , DRAINAGE , PARTICULATES , CALIFORNIA , AIR FORCE FACILITIES , NOISE , PESTICIDES , ECOLOGY , SEWAGE TREATMENT , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , NOISE POLLUTION , WILDLIFE , SOLID WASTES , LANDFILLS , HABITATS , WATER RESOURCES , VEGETATION , CULTURAL RESOURCES , PUBLIC UTILITIES , POLLUTION ABATEMENT , STORAGE TANKS , AIR QUALITY
Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Air Pollution and Control
Noise Pollution and Control
Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
Water Pollution and Control
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE