Accession Number:

ADA267068

Title:

Environmental Impact Analysis Process. Volume 1. Preliminary Draft Environmental Impact Statement Construction and Operation of Space Launch Complex 7, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-04-06

Pagination or Media Count:

501.0

Abstract:

This Draft Environmental Impact Statement EIS has been prepared as part of the United States Air force USAF Environmental Impact Analysis Process EIAP for evaluation of proposed major projects, in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act NEPA and the regulations of the Presidents Council on Environmental Quality CEQ for NEPA compliance. The Draft EIS presents an analysis of the purpose and need for the proposed action and its alternatives. The SLC-7 facility would be a fenced area of about 50 acres, within which the major preparation and launch activities would occur. Some related activities, including launch control and core vehicle and satellite processing, would occur at existing facilities on VAFB that currently operate in support of Scout, Titan II, and other Titan IV programs. The primary elements of the SLC-7 project, to be constructed and operated onsite, would be the vehicle launch support structureflame duct, launch mount, umbilical tower, and mobile service tower. There also would be an operations support building, access roads and parking, fuel storage, security systems, and fire protection. Offsite facilities include water storage tanks, sewage treatment plant, evaporation percolation ponds, electrical substation, and communications and utility corridors

Subject Categories:

  • Ground Support Systems and Facilities for Space Vehicles
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE