Accession Number:

ADA609287

Title:

Environmental Assessment for Demolition of SAC Alert Facility

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the proposed action is to eliminate an obsolete structure from the installation. This environmental assessment EA evaluates the proposed action, the no action alternative, and the cumulative impacts. Since the proposed action is a demolition project, no alternative locations were identified for the proposed action. Under the no-action alternative, the facility would not be demolished and the building would continue to be maintained. Resources considered in the impact analysis were air quality, land use, infrastructure wetlandsfloodplains, noise, prehistoric and cultural resources, soils, surface water, groundwater, hazardous materials and wastes, vegetation and wildlife including threatened and endangered species, and environmental justice. Impacts under the proposed action A long-term, adverse impact to cultural resources is anticipated under the proposed action due to the demolition of building. The impact of the demolition would be mitigated through the archival of architectural and photographic documentation. A long-term, positive impact to installation land use is anticipated under the proposed action because demolition of Building 1944 would eliminate development in the clear zone and the associated airspace and criteria waiver. In addition the property would change from an industrial land use to an airfield land use, making it compatible with the Land Use Plan. A long-term, positive impact to storm water drainage is anticipated under the proposed action because impervious cover would be removed at Building 1944 and replaced with vegetation. Impacts under the no action alternative and cumulative impacts A long-term adverse impact to land use is anticipated under the no action alternative because the industrial land use for Building 1944 is incompatible with the airfield designation of the property in the Land Use Plan.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE