Accession Number : ADA956462
Title : Proposed Continental Operations Range. United States Air Force.
Descriptive Note : Draft environmental statement.
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE STUDIES AND ANALYSES AGENCY WASHINGTON DC
Report Date : Jun 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 464
Abstract : This Environmental Statement (ES) has been prepared pursuant to studies of a Continental Operations Range (COR) proposed for development in the Great Basin region of the United States by combining on-going range activities in the region. More specifically, the proposed COR is to be implemented by coordinating and integrating the uses of three existing test ranges--Nellis bombing and gunnery range (USAF) near Las Vegas, Nevada, Hill (USAF)/Wendover (USAF)/Dugway (Army) test range complex near Salt Lake City, Utah, and the Fallon test range (US Navy) near Reno, Nevada. The proposed implementation and use of COR will accommodate the existing levels of activity on these ranges and will involve moderate increases in use of a airspace in the COR region. No new restrictions are to be requested for lands within this region; however, the proposed COR will necessitate a restructuring of some of the airspace use in the region with one additional restricted airspace proposed for the Nellis range complex. The nature of the proposed COR activities is essentially the same as the testing and training activities presently conducted at these ranges; however, some of these test activities may be redistributed within the area.
Descriptors : *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS , AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS , NOISE , ARCHEOLOGY , UTAH , NEVADA , SONIC BOOM
Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Noise Pollution and Control
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE