Environmental Assessment for the National Museum of the United States Air Force Addition, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
AIR FORCE LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH AIR BASE WING (88TH)
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The National Museum of the United States Air Force NMUSAF requires an adequate facility to display its ever-growing collection of space vehicles and other historic artifacts that depict the material history of the USAF. The material is displayed to educate the general public and to train Air Force personnel in the technical and historic heritage of their service in the USAF. To adequately display these artifacts, the USAF has proposed a 224,000 square foot addition to the existing museum center that would permit consolidation and integration of items currently on display with new acquisitions. As part of the proposed action, a fourth hangar, Hangar 4, would be constructed adjacent to the existing museum center. This environmental assessment EA evaluates the Proposed Action and the No Action Alternative. Resources considered in the impact analysis are land use, air quality, noise, geological resources, water resources, biological resources, cultural resources, socioeconomics and environmental justice, transportation and infrastructure, health and safety, and hazardous materials and wastes. Analyses in this document identify minor short-term adverse impacts on air quality and noise resulting from construction activities. The EA was made available to the public on January 16, 2013, for a 30-day review period.
- Environmental Health and Safety