Accession Number : ADA634360
Title : Environmental Assessment: Construction Projects at the 189th Airlift Wing, Arkansas Air National Guard
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP TUCSON AZ
Personal Author(s) : Bartz, Kate ; Burt, Sr , Chuck ; Druss, Claudia ; Elliott, Benjamin ; Fikel, Sr , Michele A ; Freeman, Kimberly ; Guyer, Jr , Shawn ; Johnson, Carol ; Lingner, David ; Whelpley, John
Report Date : 12 Sep 2003
Pagination or Media Count : 170
Abstract : The 189th Airlift Wing (189 AW) is proposing to implement construction projects associated with their Master Plan update that would include new construction of a Maintenance Hangar and supporting taxiway extension; a Fuel Cell Hangar; and a Refueler Vehicle Parking area. The 189 AW also proposes to demolish four buildings that are obsolete and/or in the footprint of the proposed new facilities. The 189 AW currently maintains 33 facilities at Little Rock AFB. Facility space currently assigned to the 189 AW is substantially less than the amount of space authorized for their mission, as specified by Air National Guard (ANG) Handbook 32- 1084, ANG Facility Requirements. The 189 AW currently maintains 264,081 gross square feet (gsf); while ANG facility requirements authorize 332,143 gsf for the category codes supporting their current mission. This represents a space deficiency of 69,062 gsf. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to provide the 189 AW with properly sized and configured facilities that are required to accomplish their mission. The action is necessary to replace outdated facilities in one case, and non-existent facilities in other cases. To accomplish these construction activities, the 189 AW proposes to amend their current real estate license with the Little Rock AFB host organization, the 314th Airlift Wing, to add two parcels of land that are adjacent to the existing ANG facilities. Parcel A is 13.38 acres and would support the Maintenance Hangar and the Refueler Vehicle Parking. Parcel B is 1.88 acres and would support the Fuel Cell Hangar. Under the No Action alternative, the 189 AW would not implement any construction projects in support of their Master Plan update. Resources considered in the impact analysis were: earth resources; water resources; biological resources, air quality; noise; land use and visual resources; socioeconomics and environmental justice; cultural resources; safety; infrastructure; and solid and hazardous materials and waste.
Descriptors : *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *CONSTRUCTION , *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , AIR QUALITY , CULTURAL RESOURCES , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , HAZARDOUS WASTES , INFRASTRUCTURE , LAND USE , NATIONAL GUARD , NOISE , SAFETY , SOLID WASTES , WATER RESOURCES
Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Environmental Health and Safety
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE