Accession Number : ADA633558


Title :   Environmental Assessment for Landfill Drainage Improvements Vandenberg Air Force Base, California


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : TETRA TECH INC SANTA BARBARA CA


Personal Author(s) : Bach, Margaret ; Bates, Michelle A ; Eldridge, Jacqueline C ; Gale, Nathan ; Green, Alice V ; Hammond, Shari L ; Ige, Geri K ; Lebow, Clayton ; Levinsohn, Justin A ; Love, Diane


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a633558.pdf


Report Date : 07 Apr 2003


Pagination or Media Count : 266


Abstract : The U.S. Air Force proposes to complete drainage improvements on the Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB) landfill in Santa Barbara County, California. This Environmental Assessment (EA) provides analysis of potential impacts associated with the proposed improvements. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the implementing regulations issued by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) require the lead agency to prepare an EA for federal actions not qualifying for categorical exclusion and that would not require an environmental impact statement. The U.S. Air Force is the lead agency for NEPA compliance on this proposed project. This EA has been prepared in accordance with the NEPA of 1969, as amended, 42 U.S. Code (U.S.C.) 4321 et seq.; the CEQ regulations implementing NEPA, 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1500-1508; and Air Force Instruction (AFI) 32-7061, Environmental Impact Analysis Process, dated July 6, 1999, and in 32 CFR Part 989. Drainage improvements to the landfill are needed to divert off-site storm water. The U.S. Air Force has prepared this Environmental Assessment to evaluate the potential environmental consequences of the Proposed Action, three alternatives (Alternatives 1, 2, and 3), and the No-Action Alternative on local and regional resources. Alternatives eliminated from further study are also discussed.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *DRAINAGE , *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , *LANDFILLS , AIR QUALITY , CULTURAL RESOURCES , GEOLOGY , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , HEALTH , LAND USE , NATURAL RESOURCES , NOISE , POLLUTION , SAFETY , SOILS , SOLID WASTES , WASTE MANAGEMENT , WATER RESOURCES


Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE