Accession Number : ADA609139
Title : Test Area B-75 Final Range Environmental Assessment (REA), Revision 1
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP SHALIMAR FL
Personal Author(s) : Koralewski, Jason ; Baumann, Alysia ; Boykin, Brad ; Combs, Rick ; McCarty, Pamela C ; Nation, Mike
Report Date : Aug 2010
Pagination or Media Count : 231
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 (MRTFB). Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) is situated among four counties: Santa Rosa County, Okaloosa County, and Walton County. In addition, Cape San Blas, part of a peninsula in Gulf County, is also located on a part of Eglin AFB. Eglin AFB s primary function is to support research, development, test, and evaluation 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 Range (4) Airspace (overland and water) The U.S. Air Force Air Armament Center (AAC) has responsibility for the Eglin Military Complex and for all its users, which include DoD, other government agencies, foreign countries, and private companies. For Range operations, the 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. The AAC includes two wings and four directorates that collectively operate, manage, and support all activities on the Eglin Military Complex. The 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 day-to-day scheduling, executing, and maintaining of this national asset. Test Area (TA) B-75 makes up a portion of the Eglin Military Complex and supports a variety of test and training missions.
Descriptors : *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , *LAND USE , AIR QUALITY , CAPACITY(QUANTITY) , CHEMICALS , CULTURAL RESOURCES , NOISE , SAFETY , WATER
Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Environmental Health and Safety
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE