Accession Number : ADA605383


Title :   BLM Communications Use Lease to USAF to Conduct Patriot Communications Exercises in Lincoln County, Nevada. Final Environmental Assessment


Corporate Author : BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a605383.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 158


Abstract : This EA evaluates potential environmental impacts that would result from the implementation of the 15-year CUL requested by the USAF, Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to support ground-based Radar/Communications exercises at 14 5.7- acre sites (79.8 acres) across Lincoln County, Nevada. The proposed Radar/Communications exercises would be associated with the creation of an IADS using Patriot radar communications and other electronic air defense systems. The IADS and Radar/Communications systems would be deployed on the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) in up to five annual exercises for a period of 15 years. The ground activities would require the participation of one of the United States Army s Air Defense Artillery (ADA) battalions or other mission capable unit. The proposed Radar/ Communications exercises would be conducted on public lands administered by the BLM located under Military Operations Area (MOA) airspace. Preparation of the EA complies with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 U.S. Code [USC] 4321 et seq.); the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] 1500 1508); Department of the Air Force Environmental Impact Analysis Process (EIAP) (32 CFR 989) Instruction 32-7061, which implements NEPA and CEQ regulations for Air Force Actions; and BLM 43 CFR 1600, Planning Regulations (Instruction Memorandum [IM] 2001-03). The environmental resources potentially affected by the Proposed Action include air quality, biological resources, grazing, water and geological resources, land use, visual, recreation, noise, transportation, and hazardous materials. Adverse effects to these resources would be temporary, limited to small areas, and would occur in largely un-populated areas.


Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , *MILITARY EXERCISES , AIR QUALITY , COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS , GRAZING , HABITATS , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , LAND USE , MILITARY FACILITIES , NOISE , RANGES(FACILITIES) , RECREATION , TRANSPORTATION , VEGETATION , WASTE DISPOSAL , WATER , WILDLIFE


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE