Accession Number : ADA634355


Title :   Relocation of the Air National Guard 176th Wing to Elmendorf AFB, Alaska


Descriptive Note : Environmental assessment


Corporate Author : 3RD CIVIL ENGINEER SQUADRON ELMENDORF AFB AK


Personal Author(s) : Dischner, David M ; Doering, Bill ; Godden, Ellen ; Jimenez, Joseph A ; Johnson, Irene ; Laughlin, Claudia ; Lingner, David ; McBroom, Kevin B ; Regotti, Kristi ; Schoppert, Shad


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a634355.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 148


Abstract : This EA has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Specific environmental resources associated with Elmendorf AFB with the potential for environmental consequences considered in this EA include airspace management and air traffic control (including airport traffic), noise, safety, air quality physical resources, biological resources, cultural resources, land use and transportation, socioeconomics, and environmental justice. Under the Proposed Action, airspace management would not be impacted. There would be no change in noise contours or sound levels beyond those for currently scheduled aircraft. Construction, renovation, and infrastructure upgrades associated with the Proposed Action would affect a total area of approximately 21 acres within the developed portion of Elmendorf AFB. The northern margin of project area would result in removal of some second growth forest along Airlifter Drive within a total area of 9.4 acres. No construction projects are sited in wetlands, floodplains, or areas prone to permafrost. The generation of waste is consistent with normal base activity. The proposed construction and renovation are sited within 200 feet of nine environmental sites. One structure scheduled for renovation is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). The setting of one NRHP-eligible structure may be affected by new facilities construction in its vicinity. Seven buildings scheduled for renovation have not been evaluated for NRHP eligibility and are potentially eligible. As specified in the Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plan (ICRMP), compliance with Section 106 of NRHP, including State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) consultation regarding the NRHP-eligible structures scheduled for exterior renovation and potentially affected by new facilities construction has been initiated and will be completed.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , *NATIONAL GUARD , AIR QUALITY , AIR SPACE , CULTURAL RESOURCES , LAND USE , MILITARY AIRCRAFT , NOISE , RELOCATION , SAFETY , TRANSPORTATION


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE