Accession Number : ADA611258


Title :   Final Environmental Assessment for the Deactivation/Facility Disposition of Atlas Space Launch Complex (SLC-36) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida


Corporate Author : SPACE WING (45TH) PATRICK AFB FL


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a611258.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2005


Pagination or Media Count : 116


Abstract : The United States Air Force (AF) proposes to closeout the Atlas program and place Space Launch Complex 36 (SLC-36) and associated facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in a deactivated state, after completion of the final launches in 2005. All facilities would be rendered safe and secure. The Proposed Action to closeout and deactivate/demolish SLC-36 facilities is a result of the decision to implement the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EEL V) Program at Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) and CCAFS. The 45 SW determined that reuse of the facilities was not a viable alternative due to the lack of demand at CCAFS for these type of facilities. Therefore, only one alternative to the Proposed Action was identified, the No Action Alternative. Under the No Action Alternative, facilities would be left in a safe and secure state and demolition would not occur. In accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations, Air Force Instruction (AFI) 32-7061, Environmental Impact Analysis Process, and Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 6050, this Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluates the potential environmental consequences associated with the deactivation/demolition of SLC-36 and supporting facilities at CCAFS. The Environmental Assessment is attached and incorporated by reference.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , AIR QUALITY , CULTURAL RESOURCES , GEOLOGY , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , HAZARDOUS WASTES , HEALTH , INFRASTRUCTURE , LAND USE , NOISE , SAFETY , SOILS , TRANSPORTATION , WATER RESOURCES


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE