Accession Number : ADA640868


Title :   Environmental Assessment: Grade and Pave Shoulders on Runway 15/33 Westover Air Reserve Base, MA


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE RESERVE COMMAND WESTOVER ARB MA


Personal Author(s) : Milroy, Andrew G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a640868.pdf


Report Date : 09 Nov 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 66


Abstract : This Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations ( 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1500-1508), and the Air Force Environmental Impact Analysis Process (32 CFR 989). The decisions included in this FONSI are based upon information contained in the Environmental Assessment (EA), Grade and Pave Shoulders on Runway 15/33, at Westover Air Reserve Base (WARB), Massachusetts. The EA analyzed potential environmental consequences that could result from implementation of the Proposed Action, two sequencing Alternatives, or the No Action Alternative. Description of Proposed Action and Alternatives Purpose of and Need for the Proposed Action The Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) of the United States Air Force proposes to grade and pave 25' and grade and seed approximately 175 ' ofthe shoulders along the entire length of Runway 15/33 at W ARB. This would be done while repairing the pavement; improving drainage structures and replacing lighting associated with Runway 15/33. The latter tasks are excluded from further environmental impact analysis as routine facility maintenance and repair that does not involve disturbing significant quantities of hazardous materials such as asbestos and lead based paint. The sequence of the work in the Proposed Action is all work for Phase 1 (at the intersection of the runways, then Phase YG (west ofthe intersection) then Phase Pad 33 (east ofthe intersection). The purpose of the proposed action is to conduct repairs and to correct deficiencies to ensure that Runway 15/33 is available for safe aircraft operations to carry out the mission and support civil aviation at W ARB, a joint use airfield.


Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , *LANDING FIELDS , *MARKER LIGHTS , *RUNWAYS , AIR FORCE , AIRPORTS , AVIATION SAFETY , DECISION MAKING , DEFICIENCIES , ENVIRONMENTS , FACILITIES , LIGHTING EQUIPMENT , MAINTENANCE , MATERIALS , MILITARY FACILITIES , MISSIONS , PAVEMENTS , REGULATIONS , REPAIR


Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Navigation and Guidance


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE