Disposal and Reuse of England Air Force Base, Louisiana, Final Environmental Impact Statement.
AIR FORCE CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE BROOKS AFB TX
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Pursuant to the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1 990 Public Law 101-510, Title XXIX, England AFB is scheduled for closure on December 15, 1992. This FEIS has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act to analyze the potential environmental consequences of disposal of the base. Although disposal will have few, if any, direct effects, future use by others will create indirect effects. This document, therefore, includes analyses of the potential impacts that a range of reasonably foreseeable alternative reuses may have on the local community, including land use and aesthetics, transportation, utilities, hazardous materialswastes, geology and soils, water resources, air quality, noise, biological resources, and cultural and paleontological resources. Reuse alternatives include two aviation alternatives, including the Proposed Action, and two nonaviation alternatives. Impacts of the No-Action Alternative are also considered. Potential environmental impacts associated with the Proposed Action include aircraft- and traffic-related noise, disturbance of native vegetation, increased soil erosion, and increased air pollutant emissions. Proposed mitigations include avoiding native vegetation areas to the extent possible and use of best management practices during construction. Impacts of the alternatives would be similar to those for the Proposed Action, except that the two nonaviation alternatives would not result in increased aircraft-related noise. Because the Air Force is disposing of the property, some mitigation measures are beyond the control of the Air Force. Remediation of Installation Restoration Program sites is, and will continue to be, the responsibility of the Air Force.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Air Pollution and Control
- Noise Pollution and Control
- Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control
- Water Pollution and Control