Environmental Assessment for Replacement of the Main Gate Facility at New Boston Air Force Station, New Hampshire
Argonne National Laboratory Argonne United States
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The U.S. Air Force USAF proposes to replace the Main Gate at New Boston Air Force Station NBAFS, New Hampshire. This proposed action would involve the demolition of Building 131 and Building 102 reconfiguration of the curbing the removal of existing pavement, and removal of a fuel tank the construction of a new Main Gate and Building 103addition the realignment of pavement and the installation of additional Building 103 parking, popup bollard, and protective landscape features. In doing so, USAF security requirements would be met and priority resources would be better protected from potential attack. The proposed action would occur in the northeastern portion of the station east of the Operations Area, from the Chestnut Hill Road entrance south to the edge of the Building 103 parking lot, north 23m 75 ft beyond the existing pavement, and west 345m 1,132 ft on Galaxy Way to Building 131. This area is developed, consisting primarily of cultivated lawn with some native landscape plantings, paved areas, and building structures and surrounded by deciduous and mixed forest habitat types. The environmental assessment evaluates the potential impacts of two configurations A and B of the proposed action and the no-action alternative on air quality, noise, topography, geology, soils, water resources, ecological resources, cultural resources, land use, recreation, visual resources, socioeconomics, and health and safety. Configuration A of the proposed action is the bases preferred option. Both configurations would result in relatively small, localized impacts to the environment. All construction-related activities would be conducted in accordance with USAF requirements using standard measures to reduce impacts to adjacent areas, and sensitive resource areas would be avoided to the extent possible.
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