Accession Number : ADA610441


Title :   Environmental Assessment for Operations, Upgrades, and Consolidation at the Western Command Site, New Mexico


Corporate Author : NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ALBUQUERQUE NM


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a610441.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 133


Abstract : The Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration (NASA) completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) to consolidate western command operations into a new complex at the existing Agent Operations Western Command (AOWC) and Training Facility on Kirtland Air Force Base (AFB), New Mexico. The EA resulted in a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSl) signed by DOE on July 10, 2012. The NNSA prepared the EA in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 United States Code [U.S.C.] Section 4321 - 4347), as amended; the Council on Environmental Quality's (CEQ) Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations [C.F.R] Parts 1500-1508) and the DOE NEPA implementing regulation (10 C.F.R Part 1021). The Air Force is proposing to adopt the NNSA EA for construction and demolition (C&D) activities, which would occur on Kirtland AFB as part of the consolidation of the Western Command Site. The Air force has independently reviewed the document to determine it satisfies their NEPA implementing regulations found at 32 C.F.R Part 989 and the Department of Defense Directive 6050.1. DESCRiPTION OF PROPOSED ACTION AND ALTERNATIVES. Proposed Action (EA statute 2.2, pages 11-15). To facilitate greater operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness, NNSA proposes to consolidate their western command operations, currently conducted at several locations on Kirtland AFB, into a single new complex known as the Western Secure Transportation Center. This new complex would be located where the Office of Secure Transportation (OST) Driver Track currently resides (EA Figure 2-3, page 13); a 4-acre secured, limited access area with a 1-mile loop driver track for OST's AOWC.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *CONSTRUCTION , *DEMOLITION , *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , AIR FORCE , ENVIRONMENTS , FACILITIES , NATIONAL SECURITY , POLICIES , REGULATIONS , REQUIREMENTS , SITES , TRAINING


Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE