Accession Number:

ADA413212

Title:

Environmental Impact Analysis Process. Final Environmental Assessment Construction and Operation of Revised PACBAR III Radar Station Saipan, CNMI

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS INC IRVINE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-06-25

Pagination or Media Count:

348.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Air Force proposes to install a radar facility and approximately two miles of Access Road on Mt. Petosukara Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands CNMI. This facility will used for three missions. The majority of the Access Road currently exists and will be improved. One portion will be paved Approximately 0.3 mil of the Access Road will be newly constructed. The Radar Site and most of the Access Road are located in the Marpi Commonwealth Forest, which will be leased by the Air Force from the Marianas Public Land Corporation MPLC. Many project design features have already incorporated environmental concerns. In addition, discussions with Saipan environmental agencies have resulted in mitigation measures, which have been added to the design. A major environmental improvement in the scope of the facility was made in June 1986 when the U.S. Air Force decided to eliminate construction of the Boresight Tower and its related additional Access Road from the project. That decision has eliminated the majority of the project construction which would have impacted endangered species habitat in the area.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE