Accession Number : ADA636787


Title :   Amphibious Ready Group/Marine Expeditionary Unit Readiness Training Final Environmental Assessment


Corporate Author : SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP SHALIMAR FL


Personal Author(s) : Akstulewicz, Kevin ; Combs, Rick ; Garrison, James ; Hiers, Stephanie ; MacKinlay, Alexandra ; Mathers, Jennifer ; McKee, W J ; Nunley, Mike ; Tucker, Kathryn ; Wuest, William


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a636787.pdf


Report Date : 11 Apr 2003


Pagination or Media Count : 688


Abstract : Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) promulgated at 40 Code of Federal Regulations Part 1500 (40 CFR 1500-1508), and Air Force Instruction (AFI) 32-7061, Environmental Impact Analysis Process, as promulgated at 32 CFR Part 989, the Department of the Air Force has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) (by adopting the Navy/USMC EA as described in the next paragraph) of the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed decision of the Air Force to allow the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy to conduct Amphibious Ready Group/Marine Expeditionary Unit (ARG/MEU) Readiness Training at Eglin AFB, FL. In situations where non-Air Force entities (such as the Marines and Navy) request such an action by the Air Force, Air Force decisions on such proposals must take into consideration the potential environmental impacts of the applicant s proposed activity (as described in an Air Force environmental document), insofar as the proposed action involves Air Force property or programs or requires Air Force approval. The Air Force may require the requester to prepare an EA (as was done here with the Marines/Navy), but the Air Force must independently evaluate and approve the scope and content of the EA. The Air Force has independently evaluated and approved the scope and content of the EA Amphibious Ready Group/Marine Expeditionary Unit Readiness Training (April 2003) prepared by the U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy and hereby adopts the EA as an Air Force environmental document insofar as the proposed action involves Air Force property or programs or requires Air Force approval.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , *MARINE CORPS TRAINING , AIR QUALITY , AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS , CULTURAL RESOURCES , ENDANGERED SPECIES , EROSION , HABITATS , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , INFRASTRUCTURE , NOISE , OPERATIONAL READINESS , SAFETY , SOILS , SOLID WASTES , TRANSPORTATION , WATER QUALITY , WETLANDS


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE