Accession Number:

ADA609286

Title:

Final Environmental Assessment for Temporary Use of tbe Columbus Police Department Outdoor Firing Range

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE FLYING TRAINING WING (14TH) COLUMBUS AFB MS

Report Date:

2010-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the proposed action is to continue accomplishing safe combat arms training for CAFB personnel who are required to maintain competency with firearms. The Environmental Assessment EA evaluates the Proposed Action, the No-Action Alternative and the Cumulative Impacts. Other alternatives to the proposed action were considered but eliminated from further study. Many factors were considered during the elimination process, including environmental impact, security, cost estimates transportation of personnel, compatible land use and safety of CAFB personnel. Implementing the No-Action Alternative would require CAFB personnel to discontinue using the CPD Firing Range to accomplish combat arms training. Until a future programmed project to construct an indoor firing range on the CAFB installation is complete or another permanent solution has been carried out, this alternative would prevent combat arms training, delay training schedules and capabilities and could impact mission readiness. Resource areas considered in the impact analysis were noise geological resources soils, water resources surface water and groundwater, biological resources wetlands, floodplains, fish, wildlife and rare, threatened and endangered species, infrastructure, land use, socioeconomic and environmental justice, hazardous materials, waste management and safety and occupational health. Impacts under the Proposed Action Under the proposed action, no significant impacts to resource areas at the CPD Firing Range are anticipated to occur. Impacts under the No-Action Alternative No significant impacts to the subject site or the surrounding area would result from the implementation of the No-Action Alternative.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE