Accession Number : ADA612280


Title :   Final Environmental Assessment: Falcon 9 and Falcon 9 Heavy Launch Vehicle Programs from Space Launch Complex 4 East at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : MANTECH SRS TECHNOLOGIES INC LOMPOC CA


Personal Author(s) : Abela, Alice ; Berg, Erick ; Fillmore, Leslie ; Kaisersatt, Samantha ; Lebow, Clayton ; Nieto, M P ; Thompson, Valorie


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a612280.pdf


Report Date : 01 Mar 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 197


Abstract : Pursuant to provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 42 U.S. Code 4321 et seq., implementing Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations, 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1500-1508, and 32 CFR Part 989, Environmental Impact Analysis Process, the United States (U.S.) Air Force and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) conducted an assessment of the potential environmental consequences associated with the operation of the Falcon 9 and Falcon 9 Heavy launch vehicle programs from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) on Vandenberg Air Force Base (V AFB or Base), California. The Environmental Assessment (EA), incorporated by reference to this finding, considers all potential environmental impacts of the Proposed Action and the No-Action Alternative. The EA also considers these impacts cumulatively, in conjunction with other agency projects near and at V AFB. The EA analyzes the potential environmental consequences of activities associated with the proposed modifications to SLC-4E to accommodate the Falcon 9 and Falcon 9 Heavy launch vehicle programs, and their operation from SLC-4E, and provides guidelines to avoid adverse environmental effects.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , *LAUNCH VEHICLES , *LAUNCHING SITES , ADVERSE CONDITIONS , AIR FORCE , CODING , ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , ENVIRONMENTS , IMPACT , LAUNCHING , OPERATION , POLICIES , REGULATIONS , SPACE EXPLORATION , SPACE TECHNOLOGY , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , VEHICLES


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Surface-launched Guided Missiles


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE