Accession Number : ADA281346


Title :   Environmental Assessment for Conversion of the 926th Fighter Group at Naval Air Station New Orleans, Louisiana


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE RESERVE ROBINS AFB GA


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a281346.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 117


Abstract : The U.S. Air Force continues to modernize Air Force Reserve (AFRES) units by replacing existing aircraft with newer models; this is referred to as an aircraft conversion. This environmental assessment (EA) analyzes the potential impacts from aircraft conversion within Naval Air Station (NAS) New Orleans, Louisiana. The primary objective of the conversion is to comply with the Department of Defense Total Force Structure by replacing older aircraft with more modern ones. At NAS New Orleans, the 926th AFRES Fighter Group and Headquarters AFRES proposes to replace 18 A-10 aircraft with 18 F-16 C/D aircraft in fiscal year 1993. To support this aircraft conversion the AFRES is planning construction of 5 new buildings, a sound suppressor pad, and modification of 6 existing facilities. Construction activities for the Proposed Action would take place in previously disturbed areas, except for 0.4 of an acre. This action would also include the use of 4 existing military training routes in the states of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The only alternative to the Proposed Action considered was the No-Action Alternative. This EA analyzes potential impacts from proposed activities on air quality, airspace, biological resources, cultural resources, health and safety, hazardous materials/waste management, infrastructure, land use, noise, socioeconomics, and water resources. No significant impact to these resources would occur from the proposed conversion.


Descriptors :   *CONVERSION , *AIRCRAFT , *INSTALLATION RESTORATION , *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , FIGHTER AIRCRAFT , SAFETY , REPLACEMENT , WASTE MANAGEMENT , WATER RESOURCES , LOUISIANA , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , NOISE POLLUTION , NAVAL SHORE FACILITIES , LAND USE , CULTURAL RESOURCES , HAZARDOUS WASTES , AIR QUALITY , ATTACK AIRCRAFT , ECONOMIC IMPACT , WATER POLLUTION ABATEMENT , HEALTH


Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Air Pollution and Control
      Noise Pollution and Control
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Water Pollution and Control
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE