Accession Number : ADA610733


Title :   Final Environmental Assessment Addressing Aerial Application of Herbicides at Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station Charleston, South Carolina


Corporate Author : HDR INC OMAHA NE


Personal Author(s) : Ayers, Brodie ; Baxter, Louis ; Frederick, Nicolas ; Hartless, Rebecca ; Lundin, Anna ; Meder, Shannon ; Myers, Cheryl ; Smiley, Jason ; Teepe, Adam ; Weiler, Jeffrey ; Gillard, Quent


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a610733.pdf


Report Date : Feb 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 105


Abstract : The purpose of the Proposed Action is to control nonnative invasive plants in wetlands and spoil areas of JB CHS-WS and undesirable vegetation competing with longleaf pine seedlings, through annual aerial herbicide applications in support of the USAF mission. Under the No Action Alternative, herbicide applications would not be conducted, which would result in an increase of invasive and undesirable plant species. There would be an adverse change from existing conditions at the installation. The EA has been prepared to evaluate the Proposed Action and the No Action Alternative. Resource areas considered in the impacts analysis include air quality, noise, geology and soils, water resources biological resources, hazardous materials and waste, and safety. Resources and impact topics dismissed from detailed analysis include air space management, land use, cultural resources, socioeconomics environmental justice, and infrastructure. The Final EA will be made available to the public upon completion. Written comments and inquiries regarding this document should be directed to Mr. Joe Camp, 628 CES/CEAO, 100 W. Stewart Ave.; Joint Base Charleston, SC 29404-4827.


Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , *HERBICIDES , *MILITARY FACILITIES , AIR QUALITY , GEOLOGY , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , INVASIVE SPECIES(FLORA) , NOISE , SAFETY , WATER


Subject Categories : Agricultural Chemistry
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE