Accession Number : ADA609819


Title :   Preliminary Final Environmental Assessment: Proposed Upgrades at the 6th Avenue, Mississippi, and Telluride Entry Control Facilities Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE SPACE WING (460TH) BUCKLEY AFB CO


Personal Author(s) : Hatch, Floyd ; Meyer, Elizabeth ; Sherva, Elise ; Boudreau, Andrew ; Hundley, Cuatro ; Jury, David ; Malle, Matthew ; Bradley, Keith ; Lavallee, Tim ; Meek, Bruce ; Moore, Ron


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a609819.pdf


Report Date : May 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 205


Abstract : This EA has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act to analyze the potential environmental consequences of proposed upgrades at the 6th Avenue Mississippi, and Telluride ECFs. The proposed upgrades would improve security force safety maximize traffic flow, reduce congestion, and improve the aesthetic quality of the base ECFs. The Proposed Action involves the upgrade of the 6th Avenue, Mississippi, and Telluride ECFs. Alternatives to the Proposed Action involved varying the specific design/infrastructure layouts at each of the ECF locations. However, none of the alternative designs fully satisfied the purpose and need criteria developed for the project; therefore, they were not carried forward for further evaluation. The No-Action Alternative involves the continued use of the existing ECFs at Buckley AFB; no ECF improvements would be implemented. All environmental resources were analyzed in this EA; however, only the environmental resources potentially affected by the Proposed Action and No-Action Alternative were analyzed in-depth including air quality, land use, traffic, water resources, visual quality, occupational safety and health, asbestos, environmental restoration program sites, hazardous substances and waste sites/storage facilities, and biological resources. Based on the analysis of the Proposed Action and No-Action Alternative, the Air Force has determined that no significant impacts would occur.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *CONTROL CENTERS , *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , *ROADS , *SECURITY , AIR FORCE , CONGESTION , ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING , ENVIRONMENTS , IMPACT , INFRASTRUCTURE , LAND USE , POLICIES , RECLAMATION , RESOURCES , SAFETY , SECURITY PERSONNEL , SITES , STORAGE , TRAFFIC , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT


Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Surface Transportation and Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE