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Construction of a New Fire Station, Demolition of Buildings 530 and 606 and Relocation of the Hazardous Cargo Area at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. Finding of No Significant Impact (FOSNI). Finding of No Practical Alternative(FONPA)

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Grand Forks AFB is proposing to construct a new fire station, demolish buildings 530 and 606 and relocate the Hazardous Cargo Area HCA. The purposes of the project are to consolidate fire protection activities to provide effective base fire protection, provide a modern, efficient layout to meet life safety codes for standard of living, provide adequate space for fire hoses to dry, provide adequate clearance for parking large emergency response vehicles, provide antiterrorism and force protection requirements, and provide efficient HV AC and utilities infrastructure. The proposed location at the HCA will provide use of the existing flight line fence in a location close to the airfield, ensure responders meet USAF and DoD airfield response time requirements 3 minutes for aircraft emergencies for fire protection with a location that is centrally located on the flight line, and eliminate the need for a secondary fire station. Demolition of 530 and 606 will remove excess buildings and utilities that represent sources of potential contamination, such as asbestos and lead-based paint. Removal of these buildings will provide prime space on the flight line for future projects. The alternative action analyzed in this EA is the Prior Approved Fire Station site. This location has been analyzed in two prior EAs in 2003 and 2006. In the early 2009, new information pertaining to the corner of 10th Avenue and Eielson Street came to light. The site is adjacent to the existing road to the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance CATM located north of the proposed site. Because of antiterrorism force protection ATIFP and engineer construction requirements, the fire station proposed at the prior approved site will need additional requirements. An Environmental Assessment EA was prepared to evaluate potential environmental impacts of the Proposed Action and alternatives. The EA is attached to this Finding of No Significant Impact and Finding of No Practicable Alternative document

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  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Water Pollution and Control

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