Accession Number : ADA635660


Title :   Programmatic Environmental Assessment, 2007 General Plan for the Main Cantonment and the South Base Cantonment at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : MANTECH SRS TECHNOLOGIES INC LOMPOC CA


Personal Author(s) : Abela, Alice ; Ball, Morgan ; Fillmore, Leslie ; LaBonte, John ; Lebow, Clayton ; Nieto, Paloma ; Peterson Jr, Robert ; Sipos, John


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a635660.pdf


Report Date : 05 May 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 202


Abstract : Pursuant to provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 42 U.S. Code 4321 et seq., implementing Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations, 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1500-1508, and 32 CPR Part 989, Environmental impact Analysis Process, the U.S. Air Force (Air Force) conducted an assessment of the potential environmental consequences associated with adopting the Vandenberg Air Force Base (V AFB) 2007 General Plan, and implementing identified military construction (MILCON) and non-appropriated funds (NAF) projects under the 30th Space Wing's (30 SW) Capital Improvements Program (CIP). The Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA), incorporated by reference to this finding, considers all potential impacts of the Proposed Action and No-Action Alternative, both as a solitary action, and cumulatively in conjunction with other projects at VAFB. The PEA analyzes the potential environmental consequences of an identified set of construction projects, representative of future construction projects in the cantonments of V AFB, and provides general environmental protection criteria and guidelines for proposed construction and demolition activities that can be used to avoid adverse environmental impacts. Because the PEA addresses multiple proposed actions within the V AFB cantonments over a 1 0-year period, supplemental environmental impact analyses would occur for each individual action prior to the commitment of funds or irretrievable resources. The supplemental environmental impact analyses would address environmental requirements and cumulative effects specific to each project, including compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act and the Endangered Species Act. The outcome of the individual environmental impact analyses would result in either a categorical exclusion or a supplemental environmental assessment.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *CONSTRUCTION , *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , AIR QUALITY , CULTURAL RESOURCES , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , HAZARDOUS WASTES , HEALTH , SAFETY , SOLID WASTES , TRANSPORTATION , WASTE MANAGEMENT , WATER RESOURCES


Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE