Accession Number : ADA636026


Title :   Environmental Assessment for the General Plan and Maintenance of Patrick Air Force Base, Florida


Corporate Author : BENHAM COMPANIES LLC NORMAN OK


Personal Author(s) : Harkness, David B ; Worthen, Laura ; Abernathy, Diane ; Wahnee, Kimberly ; Johns, Larry ; Gilkison, Mary ; Bussey, Stan ; Schlichenmeyer, Jeannette


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a636026.pdf


Report Date : May 2005


Pagination or Media Count : 216


Abstract : The Proposed Action is defined as the implementation of Patrick Air Force Base s (PAFB) General Plan with required base maintenance in support of the General Plan as well as the 45th Space Wing (45 SW) mission. The General Plan is the culmination of the installation s comprehensive planning process that occurs in five-year cycles. The General plan identifies the essential characteristics and capabilities of the base and assesses the potential for development in response to Air Force Space Command s (AFSPC) commitment to preserve its assets and protect the environment. As part of PAFB s development cycle, facilities will be used, maintained, and eventually demolished when repair costs are greater than new construction, potentially creating the need for replacement facilities. Eight Area Development Plans (ADP) were identified that sectioned PAFB into the North Beach , Main Base, River Industrial, River Recreational, Airfield/AFTAC, Community Center, Marina/Golf, and a Trail Network. Additionally, integrated into General Plan actions are requirements to maintain the base s infrastructure and grounds. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 United States Code 4321 et seq.), the United States Air Force (USAF) prepared an Environmental Assessment for PAFB s General Plan and Maintenance (General Plan EA). The EA conforms to the Council on Environmental Quality and the U.S. Air Force regulations for implementing NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1500-1508, and 32 CFR 989, respectively). Only actions within the General Plan that do not have the ability to adversely impact areas of critical environmental concern and/or threatened and endangered species or local or regional communities will be covered under this FONSI. The General Plan EA is incorporated by reference.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , AIR QUALITY , AIR SPACE , CULTURAL RESOURCES , ECOLOGY , ENDANGERED SPECIES , GEOLOGY , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , HEALTH , INFRASTRUCTURE , LAND USE , MAINTENANCE , NOISE , PLANNING , SAFETY , SOILS , WASTE MANAGEMENT , WATER RESOURCES


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE