Accession Number:

ADA341657

Title:

Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Realignment of E-2 Squadrons from Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar. Volume 1

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

694.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the proposed action is to meet the legal directives of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 DBCRA Public Law No. 101-510 to realign E-2 aircraft and facilities. The proposed action will relocate four E-2 aircraft squadrons and related support personnel, equipment, and functions from MCAS Miramar to one of three alternative naval bases in California. The proposed action includes siting 16 E-2 aircraft, relocating 988 associated personnel and their families, and expanding or constructing facilities to support aircraft and personnel, and to provide associated training functions. In addition to the increased staffing and equipment levels, there would be an increase in Navy training activities and an increase in flight operations at the receiving installation. The three installations considered for the receiving base are Naval Air Weapons Station NAWS Point Mugu the preferred alternative, Naval Air Station NAS Lemoore, and Naval Air Facility NAF El Centro. NAS North Island was initially considered as a potential alternative base, but was eliminated due to the need to support Clean Air Act, as amended, 42 United States Code USC 7401 et seq., requirements with regard to the BRAC-mandated Marine Corps realignment to MCAS Miramar. This EIS evaluates the potential environmental impacts that may result from constructing andor operating airfield, training, maintenance and personnel support facilities required to carry on the E-2 mission at the three alternative base locations. This EIS has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Air Pollution and Control
  • Water Pollution and Control
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE