Accession Number:

ADA169587

Title:

Installation Restoration Program Records Search for Idaho Air National Guard, Boise Air Terminal (Gowen Field) Boise, Idaho.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TECHNICAL CENTER ROCKVILLE MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

131.0

Abstract:

The Idaho Air National Guard ANG, headquartered at Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho, fulfills a vital defense role by maintaining the 124th Tactical Reconnaissance Group at a combat readiness level and by providing effective reconnaissance training for other ANG units. The Idaho ANG assumes the responsibility of Base Manager for the operation and maintenance of the airfield, personnel and facilities, and for the support of tenant units including the Idaho Army National Guard ArNG and the U.S. Marine Corps USMC. In 1975, DOD began its Installation Restoration Program IRP to assess past activities on DOD installations related to storage and disposal of toxic and hazardous materials. The purpose of the Phase I Records Search is to identify and evaluate suspected problems associated with past hazardous materials handling procedures, disposal sites, and spill sites on DOD facilities. The existence and potential for migration of hazardous material contaminants was evaluated at Gowen Field by reviewing existing environmental information, analyzing installation records, and conducting interviews with past and present employees at Gowen Field. Pertinent information includes the history of operations, with special emphasis on past hazardous materials management procedures the geological and hydrogeological conditions that may facilitate migration of the potential contaminants and the ecological settings that indicate environmentally sensitive habitats or evidence of environmental stress.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE