Deployment Area Selection and Land Withdrawal/Acquisition. M-X/MPS (M-X/Multiple Protective Shelter) Environmental Technical Report. Indirect Effects Model.
Preliminary final environmental impact statement.
HENNINGSON DURHAM AND RICHARDSON SANTA BARBARA CA
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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 analysis in the document that was nearing completion when the President decided to deploy the system in a different manner. Because much of the indirect effects of the M-X project will result from recreational activities of the construction workers and military personnel, an analysis of recreational trends is necessary. The addition of a large number of people to the area will require USDA Forest Service, National Park, and BLM managers to plan for increased use of campgrounds, picnic areas, and wilderness. This planning can be aided by a model capable of identifying areas most likely to be impacted and predicting the level of use. Such a model is described below. Originator-supplied key words include MX missiles, Nevada, Utah, Texas, New Mexico.
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