Deployment Area Selection and Land Withdrawal/Acquisition. M-X/MPS (M-X/Multiple Protective Shelter) Environmental Technical Report. Land Ownership/Land Use.
Preliminary final environmental impact statement.
HENNINGSON DURHAM AND RICHARDSON SANTA BARBARA CA
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This Environmental Technical Report sets forth affected environment and environmental consequences analysis of the M-X project related to land ownership and croplands in the potential NevadaUtah and TexasNew Mexico deployment regions. Three types of land ownerships are discussed here privately owned land, state land, and federal land which is administered by the BLM. These are the only ownership types on which the project would be deployed. BLM land dominates in the NevadaUtah region and private land dominates in the TexasNew Mexico region. While many types of land uses exist within the DDAs, the emphasis here is placed on homes, ranches, and croplands. The discussion on homes and ranches is important because all dwellings within a radius of 2,965 feet of a protective shelter PS would be required to be relocated or vacated to assure safety for residents and security for the project. With 4,600 PSs proposed and with a 1 sq mi safety zone around each having to be vacated, many homes and ranches would be affected, especially in the TexasNew Mexico region. Both irrigated and dry croplands are discussed here, with the main impacts being in the TexasNew Mexico region. The report sets forth the location, type, and value of croplands in both regions, as well as the extent of potential direct disturbance of croplands by deployment of the M-X system and construction of the potential operating bases.
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