Accession Number : ADA618805


Title :   Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI): Environmental Assessment of the Farish Recreation Area Observatory and Cabin Construction


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : URS GROUP INC SAN FRANCISCO CA


Personal Author(s) : Hall, Susan ; Hijazi, Amal ; McWharter, Pam ; Rigley, Joseph ; Storey, Catherine ; Bush, Brian ; Hewett, Jennifer ; McCorkle, Jennifer ; Mihlbachler, Brian ; Strohm, Diane


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a618805.pdf


Report Date : 21 Dec 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 61


Abstract : The United States Air Force (USAF) conducted an Environmental Assessment (EA) of the potential environmental and social consequences of implementing proposed Observatory and Cabin Construction projects at the United States Air Force Academy's (USAF A) Farish Recreation Area (Farish), pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (42 United States Code 4321 to 4370d), Council of Environmental Quality's (CEQ) implementing regulations ( 40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Part 1500-1508), and the Air Force Environmental Impact Analysis Process (EIAP) as promulgated in 32 CFR Part 989 (EIAP, 6 July 1999, as amended by 66 Federal Register 16866, 28 March 2001), which implements NEPA, CEQ regulations, and Department of Defense (DoD) Instruction 4 715.9 (Environmental Planning and Analysis). The Proposed Action is USAF A's preferred alternative. The US Air Force proposes to construct new facilities at the Farish Recreation Area (Farish) consisting of an observatory and recreational cabins.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *CONSTRUCTION , *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , GEOLOGY , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , LAND USE , NOISE , OBSERVATORIES , POLLUTION , RECREATION , SOILS , SOLID WASTES , TELESCOPES , VEGETATION , WASTE MANAGEMENT , WILDLIFE


Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE