Accession Number:

ADA281346

Title:

Environmental Assessment for Conversion of the 926th Fighter Group at Naval Air Station New Orleans, Louisiana

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESERVE ROBINS AFB GA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

117.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Air Force continues to modernize Air Force Reserve AFRES units by replacing existing aircraft with newer models this is referred to as an aircraft conversion. This environmental assessment EA analyzes the potential impacts from aircraft conversion within Naval Air Station NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. The primary objective of the conversion is to comply with the Department of Defense Total Force Structure by replacing older aircraft with more modern ones. At NAS New Orleans, the 926th AFRES Fighter Group and Headquarters AFRES proposes to replace 18 A-10 aircraft with 18 F-16 CD aircraft in fiscal year 1993. To support this aircraft conversion the AFRES is planning construction of 5 new buildings, a sound suppressor pad, and modification of 6 existing facilities. Construction activities for the Proposed Action would take place in previously disturbed areas, except for 0.4 of an acre. This action would also include the use of 4 existing military training routes in the states of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The only alternative to the Proposed Action considered was the No-Action Alternative. This EA analyzes potential impacts from proposed activities on air quality, airspace, biological resources, cultural resources, health and safety, hazardous materialswaste management, infrastructure, land use, noise, socioeconomics, and water resources. No significant impact to these resources would occur from the proposed conversion.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Air Pollution and Control
  • Noise Pollution and Control
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control
  • Water Pollution and Control
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE