Accession Number : ADA633349
Title : Finding of No Significant Impact: SLC-4 to SLC-6 Replacement Waterline Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : MANTECH SRS TECHNOLOGIES INC LOMPOC CA
Personal Author(s) : Abela, Alice ; Berg, Erik ; Coleman, Dina M ; Cordova, Dan ; Inguaggiato, Mark ; Francine, Jon ; Lebow, Clayton ; Nieto, Paloma ; Poksay, Linda ; Savinsky, David
Report Date : 28 Jul 2004
Pagination or Media Count : 150
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. Air Force Instruction (AFI) 32-706L entitled Environmental Impact Analysis Process. as amended by the interim change dated March 12. 2003. which adopted 32 CFR Part 989. the Air Force conducted an assessment of the potential environmental consequences of constructing a waterline approximately 7 miles long to service Space Launch Complex (SLC)-4. SLC-5. and SLC-6 on Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB). California. Vandenberg AFB is headquarters to the 30th Space Wing. the Air Force Space Command unit that operates Vandenberg AFB and the Western Range. Vandenberg AFB operates as a missile test base and aerospace center. supporting west coast space launch activities for the Air Force. Department of Defense. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. and commercial contractors. Vandenberg AFB is located on the south-central coast of California. approximately halfway between San Diego and San Francisco. The 99.492-acre base extends along approximately 35 miles of the Santa Barbara County coastline. The Environmental Assessment (EA). incorporated as an attachment to this finding. considers all potential impacts of the Proposed Action and Alternative Action on the natural and human environments. both as a solitary action and also in conjunction with other similar projects. The EA summarizes the results of the evaluations of the Proposed Action and an Alternative Action. and includes defining the 1) purpose of. and need for. the Proposed Action. 2) the existing. environmental conditions. and 3) likely effects of the proposed and alternative actions on the natural and human environments.
Descriptors : *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , *WATER RESOURCES , AIR QUALITY , CULTURAL RESOURCES , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , HAZARDOUS WASTES , HEALTH , NATURAL RESOURCES , NOISE , POLLUTION , REPLACEMENT , SAFETY
Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Water Pollution and Control
Environmental Health and Safety
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE