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KC-46A Formal Training Unit (FTU) and First Main Operating Base (MOB 1) Beddown EIS. Volume 1

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Final rept.

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The U.S. Air Force USAF prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement EIS. The EIS was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act NEPA of 1969 42 United States Code U.S.C. 4321 et seq., as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality CEQ regulations 40 Code of Federal Regulations CFR 1500 1508, and Air Force Instruction AFI 32-7061, The Environmental Impact Analysis Process EIAP, as promulgated in 32 CFR 989. The EIS analyzed the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposal to beddown KC-46A tanker aircraft, associated infrastructure, and manpower for the Formal Training Unit FTU and First Main Operating Base MOB 1 at existing active duty bases within the continental United States. The Preferred Alternative for the FTU was Altus Air Force Base AFB in Oklahoma. The Preferred Alternative for the MOB 1 is McConnell AFB in Kansas. McConnell AFB was also evaluated as an alternative for the FTU scenario and Altus, Fairchild, and Grand Forks AFBs were evaluated as alternatives for the MOB 1 scenario. Along with the No Action Alternative, these alternatives were fully evaluated in the Final EIS. The USAF issued the Record of Decision ROD for the KC-46A FTU and MOB 1 Beddown EIS on March 21, 2014 Federal Register FR, Vol. 79, No. 55, EIS No. 20140074, page. 15741, March 21, 2014. In making this decision, the information, analysis, and public comments contained in the KC-46A FTU and MOB 1 Beddown Final EIS, along with other relevant matters, were considered. The ROD was prepared in accordance with the CEQ regulations implementing NEPA at Title 40 CFR 1505.2, Record of decision in cases requiring environmental impact statements and 32 CFR 989, EIAP. The signed ROD states that the USAF will beddown up to eight 8 KC-46A Primary Aerospace Vehicles Authorized PAA under Air Education and Training Command AETC for the FTU at Altus Air Force Base AFB, OK and thirty-six 36 PAA.

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  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Environmental Health and Safety

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