Accession Number : ADA633656


Title :   Environmental Assessment: Permanent Western United States C-17 Landing Zone


Corporate Author : PARSONS ENGINEERING SCIENCE INC AUSTIN TX


Personal Author(s) : Bupp, Susan ; Crisologo, Rosemarie ; Houston, Taylor ; Miller, Dorothy ; Moeur, John ; Schnapp, Angela ; Wallin, John ; Wooten, R C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a633656.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 631


Abstract : The purpose of the proposed action is to establish LZs in the western United States where C-17 tactical arrival, departure, and landing training could be accomplished by C-17 aircrews from Travis AFB, California. The Proposed Action would construct and operate a 3,500-foot long, 90-foot-wide LZ with associated day/night LZ markings and an infrared lighting system for night vision goggle operations at Travis AFB and conduct operations on an existing LZ at the Grant County International Airport (Grant County Airport), Moses Lake, Washington. The Southern California Logistics Airport (SCLA) is the Alternative Action. Under the SCLA Alternative, the LZ would be constructed and operated at the SCLA. Additionally under the SCLA Alternative, C-17 aircrews from Travis AFB would also accomplish LZ operations on an LZ that would be established by painting the LZ markings on Runway 21Left/03Right at the Base and at the Grant County Airport. Resources considered in the impact analysis were: airspace and airfield operations (to include aircraft safety and bird/wildlife-aircraft strike hazard) noise; land use; air quality; biological resources (to include wetlands, storm water runoff and hydrology); cultural resources; and environmental justice.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *CARGO AIRCRAFT , *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , *LANDING FIELDS , AIR QUALITY , AIR SPACE , CULTURAL RESOURCES , LAND USE , NOISE , SAFETY


Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Terminal Flight Facilities
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE