PAVE PAWS Early Warning Radar Operation Cape Cod Air Force Station, MA. Record of Decision
Final supplemental environmental impact statement
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY (AIR FORCE) ENERGY ENVIRONMENT SAFETY AND OCCUPATIONA WASHINGTON DC
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This document records the decisions of the United States Air Force with regard to the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement SEIS for the continued operation of the Pave PAWS radar at Cape Cod AFS December 2008 that was prepared to evaluate potential impacts to the human environment of the continued operation of the Solid-State Phased-Array Radar System SSPARS, also known as PAVE an Air Force program name Phased Array Warning System PAWS, at Cape Cod Air Force Station AFS, Massachusetts. In making this decision, the information, analysis, and public comments contained in the SEIS were considered, among other relevant factors. This Record of Decision ROD has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act NEPA and the regulations implementing NEPA promulgated by the Presidents Council on Environmental Quality CEQ, specifically Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations CFR, Part 1505.2, Record of Decision in cases requiring an environmental impact statement EIS. The SEIS supplements the analysis provided in a Final EIS entitled, Operation of the PAVE PAWS RADAR System at Otis Air Force Base, Massachusetts, May 1979. The SEIS is based on updated information and recent studies in order to address potential health effects of radiofrequency energy RFE from the continued operation of the Pave PAWS radar at Cape Cod AFS.
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
- Environmental Health and Safety