Accession Number : ADA640069


Title :   Final Environmental Assessment to Implement the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission Recommendations for Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : AIR COMBAT COMMAND JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS VA


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a640069.pdf


Report Date : Jul 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 153


Abstract : This environmental assessment (EA) been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The public and agency scoping process focused the analysis on the following environmental resources: air quality, physical resources, biological resources, cultural resources, land use, socioeconomics and environmental justice, noise, and safety. The proposed action includes relocating HQ Third U.S. Army to Shaw AFB, establishing an ALQ-184 Pod CIRF at Shaw, and relocating the base-level TF-34 engine intermediate maintenance activities to another Air Force location. The proposed action includes an increase of approximately 1,518 personnel and 15 projects with an estimated construction expenditure of approximately $132 million. This EA analyzes the impacts associated with implementation of the proposed action, one alternative action, and the no-action alternative. The alternative action includes all elements of the proposed action and the additional closing of the existing skeet range to allow for unencumbered development at the proposed site of the HQ Third U.S. Army facilities. Under the no-action alternative, no new construction would occur, no additional missions would be placed at Shaw AFB, and the ALQ-184 Pod CIRF would not relocate.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *BASE CLOSURES , *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , *ORGANIZATIONAL REALIGNMENT , AIR FORCE PERSONNEL , AIR QUALITY , CONSTRUCTION , CULTURAL RESOURCES , LAND USE , MAINTENANCE , MISSIONS , SOUTH CAROLINA


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE