Accession Number : ADA618491
Title : Environmental Assessment for Beach Shoreline Protection at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : SPACE WING (45TH) PATRICK AFB FL
Personal Author(s) : Dattilo-Bain, Keitha
Report Date : 27 Feb 2012
Pagination or Media Count : 290
Abstract : Pursuant to the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 42 U.S. Code 4321 et seq, implementing Council on Environmental Quality Regulations, 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Parts 1500-1508, and CFR Part 989, Environmental Impact Analysis Process (EIAP), the United States Air Force (AF) 45th Space Wing (45 SW) with the cooperating agency of the United States Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), previously known as the Mineral Management Service (MMS), conducted an assessment of the potential environmental consequences of the Proposed Action to dredge sand from an offshore source within the Canaveral Shoals Borrow Area (CS I and II), pump/truck and place sand at Patrick Air Force Base (PAFB) from the offshore site as well as the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) upland/beach borrow area, in order to perform coastal shoreline protection along PAFB beaches. The Environmental Assessment (EA), Beach Shoreline Protection, Patrick Air Force Base (PAFB), FL, attached to this finding, considers the potential impacts of the Proposed Action on the natural and human environments. The following EAs contributed to the analysis and conclusions pertaining to this FONSI: Environmental Assessment for Issuance of a Negotiated Agreement for Use of Outer Continental Shelf Sand from Canaveral Shoals in the Brevard County (South Reach) Shore Protection Project (at Appendix A); the South Reach EA is a supplement to two prior documents, the MMS/US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Environmental Assessment, Issuance of a Non-competitive Lease for Canaveral Shoals II, and the USACE Environmental Assessment Brevard County Shore Protection Project Modifications: Borrow Area I and Borrow Area II; all three of these documents were tiered off of the USACE Brevard County Shore Protection Feasibility and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) (1996); Development of a Borrow Source at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL.
Descriptors : *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *BEACHES , *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , *SHORE PROTECTION , AIR QUALITY , AQUATIC ANIMALS , BIRDS , CULTURAL RESOURCES , ENDANGERED SPECIES , GEOLOGY , HABITATS , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , HAZARDOUS WASTES , HEALTH , INFRASTRUCTURE , SOILS , TRANSPORTATION , WETLANDS
Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Environmental Health and Safety
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE