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Test Area B-75 Final Range Environmental Assessment (REA), Revision 1

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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 MRTFB. Eglin Air Force Base AFB is situated among four counties Santa Rosa County, Okaloosa County, and Walton County. In addition, Cape San Blas, part of a peninsula in Gulf County, is also located on a part of Eglin AFB. Eglin AFB s primary function is to support research, development, test, and evaluation 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 Range 4 Airspace overland and water The U.S. Air Force Air Armament Center AAC has responsibility for the Eglin Military Complex and for all its users, which include DoD, other government agencies, foreign countries, and private companies. For Range operations, the 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. The AAC includes two wings and four directorates that collectively operate, manage, and support all activities on the Eglin Military Complex. The 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 day-to-day scheduling, executing, and maintaining of this national asset. Test Area TA B-75 makes up a portion of the Eglin Military Complex and supports a variety of test and training missions.

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

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