Accession Number:

ADA281259

Title:

Environmental Impact Statement. Disposal and Reuse of Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Michigan

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

485.0

Abstract:

Pursuant to the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act, Wurtsmith AFB was closed in June 1993. This EIS has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act to analyze the potential environmental consequences of the disposal and reasonable alternatives for reuse of the base. The document includes analyses of community setting, land use and aesthetics, transportation, utilities, hazardous materialswastes, soils and geology, water resources, air quality, noise, biological resources, and cultural resources. Three reuse alternatives were examined a Proposed Action that features aircraft maintenance and refurbishing and general aviation uses of the runway a Fire Training Alternative that proposes using half of the base for a regional fire training academy and a Recreation Alternative that would retain more than 90 percent of the base for public facilitiesrecreational land uses. All alternatives also include mixed industrial, commercial, and residential uses. A No-Action Alternative, which would entail no reuse of the base property, was also evaluated.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Air Pollution and Control
  • Noise Pollution and Control
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE