Accession Number : ADA618675


Title :   Environmental Assessment for Airfield Safety and Drainage Improvements at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida


Corporate Author : CIVIL ENGINEERING SQUADRON/ENVIRONMENTAL FLIGHT (45TH) PATRICK AFB FL


Personal Author(s) : Dattilo-Bain, Keitha ; Pearsall, Susan ; Greenwade, Vincent P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a618675.pdf


Report Date : 22 Dec 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 81


Abstract : Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality regulations, the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508), and Environmental Impact Analysis Process (32 CFR Part 989), the United States Air Force (AF) 45th Space Wing (45 SW) conducted an assessment of the potential environmental consequences of the Proposed Action to improve airfield safety and stormwater drainage for the Patrick Air Force Base (PAFB) airfield, hereby incorporated by reference. Safety hazards to aircraft, crew and wildlife will be alleviated by converting canals to piped stormwater conveyence within the Clear Zone and Accident Potential Zone of the PAFB airfield area. These improvements will enhance stormwater management and prevent standing water, flooding, and bird/wildlife attractants per airfield safety criteria requirements, 45 SW Operations Plan (OPLAN) 91-212, Bird/Aircraft Strike Hazard Reduction Plan (BASH), and AFI 91-202, The US Air Force Mishap Prevention Program. Specifically, the Proposed Action calls for modification of open canals to underground pipes/culverts with erosion dissipating rip rap wing walls designed to drain with velocities that do not change downstream characteristics. Approximately three canals will be fitted with 30 to 42-inch diameter pipes, backfilled, and restored with grass sod or hydro-seed. Length of pipe necessary for Canal one (1) is approximately 750 ft, Canal two (2) pipe length is approximately 500 ft long (includes a 20-ft setback from protected mangroves along the banks), and Canal three (3) pipe length is approximately 257 ft long (includes a 20-ft setback from protected mangroves along the banks). Approximately 20-ft setbacks will be designed into the wing wall and pipe construction to avoid wetland/mangrove vegetation along the canal banks at the termini of the canals.


Descriptors :   *DRAINAGE , *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , *LANDING FIELDS , *MILITARY FACILITIES , *SAFETY , AIR QUALITY , BIRDS , CULTURAL RESOURCES , ENDANGERED SPECIES , FISHES , GEOLOGY , HABITATS , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , HAZARDOUS WASTES , HEALTH , INFRASTRUCTURE , LAND USE , NOISE , SOILS , TRANSPORTATION , WATER RESOURCES , WETLANDS


Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Civil Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE