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Santa Rosa Island Final Range Environmental Assessment, Revision 1. Eglin Air Force Base, Florida

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The Eglin Military Complex, located in the northwest Florida panhandle Figure 1-1, is one of 19 component installations categorized as a Department of Defense DoD Major Range Test Facility Base. Eglin Air Force Base AFB is situated among three counties Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton. Eglin AFB s primary function is to support research, development, test, and evaluation RDTE of conventional weapons and electronic systems. It also provides support for individual and joint training of operational units. The Eglin Military Complex currently comprises four components U.S. Air Force, 2001, which do not include the cantonment or main base areas 1. Test areassites 2. Interstitial areas areas beyond and between the test areas 3. The Eglin Gulf Test and Training Range 4. Airspace overland and water The U.S. Air Force Air Armament Center AAC is responsible for the Eglin Military Complex and all its users, which include DoD, other government agencies, foreign countries, and private companies. For Range operations, AAC provides environmental analyses and necessary National Environmental Policy Act NEPA documentation to ensure compliance with U.S. Air Force policy and applicable federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations. AAC includes two wings and four directorates that collectively operate, manage, and support all activities on the Eglin Military Complex. AAC accomplishes its Range operations through the 46th Test Wing 46 TW with support from the 96th Air Base Wing. The 46 TW Commander is responsible for the day-to-day scheduling, executing, and maintaining of this national asset. Santa Rosa Island SRI makes up a portion of the Eglin Military Complex and supports a variety of testing and training missions. The continued DoD utilization of the Eglin Military Complex requires flexible and unencumbered access to land ranges and airspace, which support all of Eglin AFB s operations.

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  • Air Pollution and Control
  • Noise Pollution and Control
  • Water Pollution and Control
  • Environmental Health and Safety

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