Accession Number:

ADA608549

Title:

Environmental Assessment Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) Operations Facility, Beale Air Force Base, California

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RECONNAISSANCE WING (9TH) BEALE AFB CA

Report Date:

2014-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

339.0

Abstract:

This Environmental Assessment EA evaluates the potential environmental impacts of the construction and operation of a New Distributed Common Ground System DCGS Operations Facility, associated parking lot, and support facilities including sidewalks, emergency generators, and landscaping and the relocation of the transportable medium earth terminal TMET and the satellite communications SATCOM facility, on Beale Air Force Base AFB, California. Existing Distributed Ground Station DGS facility operations capabilities are inhibited due to the size of the facility. Adequate space is required for the expanded DGS mission supporting the Secretary of Defense directive for continued growth of unmanned aircraft systems and associated intelligence processing, exploitation, and dissemination. In addition to meeting the expanded DGS mission growth, the new building would accommodate the relocation of the DCGS Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination System PEDS Operation Center DPOC operation, ISR Emergency Center ISREC, and Combat Logistics System CLS training functions all within the same facility. The mission growth pertaining to Beale AFB requires an adequate DGS ground platform facilities and infrastructure to enable expanded operation of the Global ISR weapon system.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE