Environmental Impact Statement. Disposal and Reuse of Chanute Air Force Base, Illinois
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC
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On 5 January 1989, the Secretary of Defense announced the closure of Chanute AFB, Illinois, pursuant to the Base Closure and Realignment Act. Previous environmental documentation culminated in the filling of a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Closure of Chanute AFB in February 1990. A Record of Decision ROD for the action was signed in March 1990. The base is scheduled for closure by 30 September 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 EIS also describes the potential environmental consequences of actions that will be taken by the Federal Aviation Administration and the Illinois Department of Transportation with regard to development of aviation facilities for one of the reuse alternatives. This document includes analyses of the possible impacts each alternative may have on the local community, including population and employment, land use and aesthetics, transportation, utilities, hazardous materialswastes, geology and soils, water resources, air quality, noise, biological resources and cultural resources. Potential environmental impacts are land use incompatibilities, increased aircraft-related noise levels, increased traffic, loss of prime farmlands, reduced wildlife habitat, alteration of topography, alteration of water flow and drainage patterns, temporary effects of elevated concentrations of particulate matter during construction, and possible effects on historic resources.
- Civil Engineering
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control