Accession Number:

ADA149881

Title:

Deployment Area Selection and Land Withdrawal/Acquisition. Chapter 4. M-X/MPS (M-X/Multiple Protective Shelter). Volume 1. Environmental Consequences to the Study Regions and Operating Base Vicinities.

Descriptive Note:

Preliminary final environmental impact statement.

Corporate Author:

HENNINGSON DURHAM AND RICHARDSON SANTA BARBARA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-10-02

Pagination or Media Count:

418.0

Abstract:

On October 2, 1981, the President announced his decision to cancel the M-X Multiple Protective Shelter MPS basing system. The Air Force was, at that time, working to prepare a Final Environmental Impact Statement FEIS for the MPS site selection process. This preliminary FEIS captures the environmental data and the analysis in the document that was nearing completion when the President decided to deploy the M-X system in a different manner. Areas under consideration were in Nevada, Utah, and New Mexico and Texas. Topics covered in this volume include Quality of Life and Natural Environment--Water and air resources, Erosion, Mining and geology, Native vegetation, Pronghorn, Sage grouseLesser prairie chicken, Bighorn sheep, Protected species, Desert tortoise, Utah prairie dog, Rare plants and Aquatic species, and Wilderness.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE