Accession Number:

ADA149919

Title:

Deployment Area Selection and Land Withdrawal/Acquisition. M-X/MPS (M-X/Multiple Protective Shelter) Environmental Technical Report. Community Services and Infrastructure Model.

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:

134.0

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 the time, working to prepare a Final Environmental Impact Statement FEIS for the MPS site selection process. This preliminary FEIS captures the environmental data and analysis in the document that was nearing completion when the President decided to deploy the system in a different manner. Large-scale projects such as the M-X system are likely to result in transformations of communities and regions that are initially small in population and economic output. These socioeconomic changes would be induced during construction and operations phases of the project by expenditures for materials procurement and by direct employment of substantial numbers of workers. The direct economic effects are multiplied within the local economy to produce a larger total expansion of output and employment. One of the more immediate consequences of large-scale economic expansion in local areas which have a small available labor force would be rapid population growth as people move into the region to take advantage of the employment opportunities generated by the project. The Social Impact Assessment Model SIAM is a set of formal mathematical models which have been designed to provide quantitative projections of the effects of projects such as the M-X system on communities and regions. This document describes the Community Land Use and Infrastructure model. Additional keywords Mx missiles, civilian population, Utah, Nevada, Texas, New Mexico.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE