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Environmental Assessment. Beddown of a C-5M Super Galaxy Formal Training Unit, Dover Air Force Base

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Air Mobility Command has directed the beddown for the C-5M FTU at Dover AFB, pending Environmental Impact Assessment Process analysis, to achieve initial operability by Fiscal Quarter FQ 22012, and full training production of approximately 106 pilots and 46 flight engineers per year by FQ 12016. This EA is being prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act NEPA Public Law 91-190, 42 United States Code USC 4321 et seq., Department of the Air Force Regulation, Environmental Impact Analysis Process 32 Code of Federal Regulations CFR 989, and the Council on Environmental Quality CEQ implementing regulations 40 CFR 1500-1508. This EA assesses the potential impacts associated with implementation of the Proposed Action to construct new training and administrative facilities and conducting training for pilots and aircrew, or selection of the No Action Alternative. As required by NEPA, the No Action Alternative serves as the environmental baseline against which to compare the potential environmental impacts of the Proposed Action. The Proposed Action would be comprised of approximately 5 Instructor Pilots and 5 Instructor Flight Engineers who would train approximately 106 pilots and 46 flight engineers annually 24 students at a time, and would involve the use of 2 Weapon System Trainers and a Cockpit Procedural Trainer. Approximately 8,275 square feet of classroom and administrative space would be constructed by rehabilitating existing Building 206 in the administrative area of Dover AFB, in combination with temporary trailers, and new Military Construction of an addition to Building 206, scheduled to be completed by FQ42013 at an estimated cost of 3.2 million. Use of training aircraft would not require any new Dover AFB airfield construction and no additional aircraft are proposed to be stationed at Dover AFB.

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

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