Accession Number : ADA597971
Title : Environmental Assessment for the Expansion and Renovation of Dog Kennels, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH 88TH AIR BASE WING/ENVIRONMENTAL DIV
Report Date : Dec 2006
Pagination or Media Count : 66
Abstract : Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality regulations for implementing procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR]l500-1508), Department of Defense Directive 6050.1 and Air Force Regulation 32 CFR Part 989, the 88 Air Base Wing Civil Engineer, Environmental Management Division has conducted an Environmental Assessment (EA) of probable environmental consequences for providing a properly sized Military Working Dog (MWD) kennel facility at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WP AFB), Ohio. As a result of increased demands, the number of MWDs has nearly doubled and existing kennel space is inadequate and undersized. Currently, MWD facility (Building 34053 and the associated dog kennels) are inadequate to meet increased mission requirements due to lack of kennel space, administrative, and veterinary space. By expanding and renovating this facility, adequate office and training space, storage for deployment equipment, kennel capacity, dog kennel configuration, as well as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning would be provided to meet increased mission requirements. A critical factor impacting siting is the fact the proposed action is to create a 3,355 square feet (SF) facility for MWD. The base could construct a 1,855 SF addition to the existing 1,400 SF MWD building, or they could site and construct a new 3,355 SF facility at a new base location. Adding to an existing building was clearly far more cost -effective than building a brand new facility. The existing dog kennel location complies with siting criteria recommendations even though the existing facility is located approximately 3,400 feet north of the nearest base runway and is located in the 65-70 dB noise zone, which is below the criteria limit of75 dB. Vegetation at the current site, along with earth mounds at the Munitions Storage Area, creates an effective sound buffer.
Descriptors : *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , *MILITARY FACILITIES , AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT , AIR QUALITY , CAPACITY(QUANTITY) , COST EFFECTIVENESS , EXPANSION , FLOODS , HEATING , LAND USE , MILITARY DOGS , NATURAL RESOURCES , NOISE , SOILS , TRAFFIC , TRANSPORTATION , VENTILATION , WATER RESOURCES
Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Environmental Health and Safety
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE