Accession Number : ADA603401


Title :   Santa Rosa Island Final Range Environmental Assessment, Revision 1. Eglin Air Force Base, Florida


Corporate Author : SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP SHALIMAR FL


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a603401.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 415


Abstract : The Eglin Military Complex, located in the northwest Florida panhandle (Figure 1-1), is one of 19 component installations categorized as a Department of Defense (DoD) Major Range Test Facility Base. Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) is situated among three counties: Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton. Eglin AFB s primary function is to support research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) of conventional weapons and electronic systems. It also provides support for individual and joint training of operational units. The Eglin Military Complex currently comprises four components (U.S. Air Force, 2001), which do not include the cantonment or main base areas: 1. Test areas/sites 2. Interstitial areas (areas beyond and between the test areas) 3. The Eglin Gulf Test and Training Range 4. Airspace (overland and water) The U.S. Air Force Air Armament Center (AAC) is responsible for the Eglin Military Complex and all its users, which include DoD, other government agencies, foreign countries, and private companies. For Range operations, AAC provides environmental analyses and necessary National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation to ensure compliance with U.S. Air Force policy and applicable federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations. AAC includes two wings and four directorates that collectively operate, manage, and support all activities on the Eglin Military Complex. AAC accomplishes its Range operations through the 46th Test Wing (46 TW) with support from the 96th Air Base Wing. The 46 TW Commander is responsible for the day-to-day scheduling, executing, and maintaining of this national asset. Santa Rosa Island (SRI) makes up a portion of the Eglin Military Complex and supports a variety of testing and training missions. The continued DoD utilization of the Eglin Military Complex requires flexible and unencumbered access to land ranges and airspace, which support all of Eglin AFB s operations.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , *ISLANDS , AIR FORCE , AIR QUALITY , AIR SPACE , AQUATIC ANIMALS , CHEMICALS , CULTURAL RESOURCES , ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT , ENVIRONMENTAL LAW , ENVIRONMENTS , GULFS , INSTALLATION , LAND USE , MILITARY FACILITIES , MISSIONS , NOISE , RESOURCES , SAFETY , SHOREBIRDS , SOILS , TEST AND EVALUATION , TRAINING , UTILIZATION , WATER RESOURCES , WEAPONS


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE