SMES-ETM Final Environmental Issues Summary Report.
BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE ORGANIZATION WASHINGTON DC
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The purpose of the Final Environmental Issues Summary is to provide DNA and SDIO with an overall picture of the potentially significant environmental issues associated with the SMES-ETM Program. These issues are related to SMES-ETM technology, general construction practices that are generic to all sites, and site specific constraints. The potentially significant issues were determined by screening all environmental issues found in Appendix A against the NEPA criteria for significance. Appendix A, Evaluation of Significance, is based on a review of the GFI, telephone conversations, and field investigations. Field investigations were conducted for all sites except for White Sands Missile Range WSMR, access to which was restricted at the time. However, GFI for WSMR was reviewed and field contacts at the Orogrande site often covered resources common to both sites. During the preparation of the Preliminary Environmental Issues Summary, a parallel effort was undertaken on potential technology specific environmental issues. This effort resulted in a separate white paper on electromagnetic effects that is summarized in this document and found in full in Appendix B. Therefore, this document presents the integration of both technology and site specific issues for consideration by DNA and SDIO.
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