Accession Number : ADA634303


Title :   Environmental Assessment of Proposed White Lakes Drop Zones for Kirtland Air Force Base


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : LOPEZGARCIA GROUP COLORADO SPRINGS CO


Personal Author(s) : Moore, Walter L ; Frei, Robert D ; Andrews, Kristine J ; Klundt, Rebecca L ; Stites, Deirdre


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a634303.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2005


Pagination or Media Count : 105


Abstract : This Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluates the potential impacts on environmental and human resources associated with the proposed operation of the White Lakes Drop Zones (DZs) for Kirtland Air Force Base (AFB) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) and the 58th Special Operations Wing (58 SOW); a unit of Air Education and Training Command (AETC) are the proponents of this action. This EA also evaluates any reasonable alternatives to the Proposed Action, including the No-Action Alternative. This document complies with the Environmental Impact Analysis Process set forth in 32 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 989, which incorporates Air Force Instruction 32-7061 and implements the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the regulations implementing NEPA promulgated by the President s Council on Environmental Quality as Title 40 of the CFR, Parts 1500-1508. In addition, Executive Order 12372, Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs, directs federal agencies to consult with and solicit comments from state and local government officials whose jurisdictions would be affected by federal actions (Appendix A). NEPA procedures and United States Air Force (USAF) policies are intended to ensure that environmental information is available to public officials and citizens before decisions are made and before actions are taken. This EA describing the potential impacts of this Proposed Action will be made available to the public for 15 days prior to the decision on whether to proceed with the action.


Descriptors :   *AIR DROP OPERATIONS , *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , AIR QUALITY , AIR SPACE , CULTURAL RESOURCES , GEOGRAPHIC AREAS , GEOLOGY , LAND USE , NOISE


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE