Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Construction of an Entomology Facility and Demolition of the Existing Entomology Facility at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado
AIR FORCE CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE BROOKS AFB TX
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The purpose for the proposed action is to update and centralize entomological activities at BAFB. The current entomology facility Building 306 built in 1994, is functional however, due to the need to meet the specifications of the Military Construction Handbook and Air Force Instruction 32-1053, Pest Management Program, the entomology facility needs to be updated to more efficiently process, distribute, store, recycle, and reuse pesticides. Additionally, land uses adjacent to the current facility are shifting from industrial to commercialretail and residential. This change in land use, suggests that the facility should be relocated to an industrial area that centralizes all civil engineering functions into one area of the installation. Alternatives considered for this proposed action include 1 the no action alternative and 2 the construction of an annex to the existing entomology facility. This EA has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act to analyze the potential environmental consequences of constructing and operating an entomology facility and demolishing the existing entomology facility located at Building 306. Under the no action alternative, entomological activities would continue at the current location. The environmental resources potentially affected by the proposed action and alternatives include surface water resources and stormwater air quality biological resources, including vegetation, wildlife, and threatened andor endangered species social or economic resources, including environmental justice land use and transportation public utilities and hazardous materials and substances. Based on the nature of the activities that would occur during constructionoperation of the entomology facility and the demolition of the existing entomology facility, the U.S. Air Force has determined that minimal or no adverse impacts to the above resources are anticipated.
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