Accession Number:

ADA207201

Title:

Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Peacekeeper Rail Garrison Program. Executive Summary

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Air Force proposes to deploy 50 Peacekeeper missiles on 25 trains, which will be based at F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming, and at up to ten other garrison installations. If the Peacekeeper Rail Garrison system is approved for deployment, F.E. Warren AFB would be the Main Operating Base MOB and the first garrison installation. After the Final EIS is filed, the other garrison installations to be used would be selected from the ten candidates and the decision would be documented in one or more Records of Decision. Up to four trains could be deployed at each selected garrison installation. Peacekeeper missiles would be assembled and integrated onto the missile launch cars at F.E. Warren AFB and then dispatched to other selected garrison installations. Potential environmental impacts associated with both of these actions are considered in the DEIS under the following environmental resource categories socieoconomics, utilities, transportation, land use, cultural, biological, water, geology and soils, air quality, and noise. In addition, national economic impacts, national railroad transportation impacts, and safety considerations are discussed. Finally, mitigation measures that can be taken to rehabilitate or restore the affected environment or to reduce significant adverse impacts are identified.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE