Accession Number : ADA515711


Title :   Missile Defense Agency Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS): Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement. Volume 1 Final BMDS PEIS


Descriptive Note : Special publication


Corporate Author : MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a515711.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 401


Abstract : This Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) evaluates the potential environmental impacts of activities associated with the development, testing, deployment, and planning for decommissioning of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). This PEIS considers the current technology components, assets, and programs that make up the proposed BMDS as well as the development and application of new technologies, and considers cumulative impacts of implementing the BMDS. A programmatic NEPA evaluation is the appropriate approach for projects that are large in scope, diverse geographically, and implemented in phases over many years. It provides the analytical framework that supports subsequent NEPA analysis of specific actions at specific locations within the overall system, i.e., tiering. The purpose of the proposed action is for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to incrementally develop and field a BMDS that layers defenses to intercept ballistic missiles of all ranges in all phases of flight. The proposed action is needed to protect the United States (U.S.), its deployed forces, friends, and allies from ballistic missile threats. The BMDS is a key component of U.S. policy for addressing ballistic missile threats worldwide.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY MODERNIZATION , *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS , *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS , *DEFENSE SYSTEMS , LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT , ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION , INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILES , ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , GUIDED MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Antimissile Defense Systems
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE