Accession Number:

ADA268600

Title:

Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Closure of Los Angeles Air Force Base, California and Relocation of Space Systems Division

Descriptive Note:

Preliminary draft.

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

447.0

Abstract:

During the late summer of 1989, the Air Force began a thorough review of its force structure, property, and facility requirements needed to support national security policy and future fiscal realities. As a result of this review process, the Secretary of Defense, on 29 January 1990, announced his proposal to close or realign a number of military bases. Los Angeles AFB, California, has been identified as a candidate for closure in conjunction with the proposed relocation of HQ SSD and appropriate supporting units to Vandenberg AFB, California. Prior to closure decisions, studies of strategic, operational, budgetary, fiscal, environmental, and local economic consequences are required under Title 10 USC 2687. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act NEPA, the results of the environmental study are described in this DEIS, which includes analyses of community setting, land use and aesthetics, transportation, utilities, hazardous materials, geology and soils, water resources, air quality, noise, biological resources, and cultural and paleontological resources. As alternatives, the DEIS also analyzes the impacts of relocating HQ SSD and its support units to March AFB, California Falcon and Peterson AFBs, Colorado or Kirtland AFB, New Mexico.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE