Accession Number:

ADA268469

Title:

Environmental Impact Analysis Process. Final Environmental Impact Statement. Supersonic Flight Operations in the Reserve Military Operations Area, Holloman, New Mexico

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

TACTICAL AIR COMMAND LANGLEY AFB VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

586.0

Abstract:

The 49th Tactical Fighter Wing TFW at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, proposes to fly approximately 300 supersonic sorties per month in the Reserve Military Operations AreaAir Traffic Control assigned area. All proposed supersonic flights would be conducted during daylight hours and at an altitude above 15,000 feet mean sea level which is 8,000 to 9,000 feet above ground level in the MOA. The primary environmental concern associated with the proposed action is the effects of sonic booms. It is projected an individual would hear no more than 2 to 3 sonic booms per day in the area of flight operations. Over pressure levels would range from 1 to about 5 psf with the average carpet boom being 2 to 3 psf. Focus booms could occur in the area. Concerns have been raised about significant indirect impacts to the economy by sonic booms impacting ranching operations and recreational activities. Other concerns raised were wilderness, wildlife, human health and annoyance, structures, cultural resources, and commercialprivate air traffic impacts. Each attribute has been analyzed to a depth sufficient to determine if the potential impact would be significant

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Noise Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE