Accession Number:

ADA609332

Title:

Test Area C-80 Complex Final Range Environmental Assessment, Revision 1

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR ARMAMENT CENTER EGLIN AFB FL AIR BASE WING (96TH)/CIVIL ENGINEER GROUP (96TH)

Report Date:

2009-08-14

Pagination or Media Count:

182.0

Abstract:

The Proposed Action is for the 46th Test Wing Commander to establish a new authorized level of activity for the TA C-80 Complex that is based on an anticipated maximum usage. The method for establishing this maximum threshold baseline requires demonstrating that the individual and cumulative effects of this usage level would not have significant environmental impacts. This maximum level is being identified as the Range Environmental Impact Analysis Process EIAP Baseline. The environmental analysis evaluated the effects of military mission activities and expendables on Eglin AFB s natural, physical, and cultural environment. The military mission has been broadly identified as the effector of environmental impacts, and Eglin AFB s environment has been identified as the receptor. Evaluation and quantification of this effector-receptor relationship is the scientific basis for the environmental analysis detailed in this report. The purpose and need of the Proposed Action is twofold, as described below. 1. Purpose to quickly and efficiently process new programs requesting access to the TA C-80 Complex during both routine and crisis situations Need to provide military users a quick response to priority needs during war or other significant military involvement, as well as maintain the current approval process for routine uses and 2. Purpose to update the NEPA analysis by reevaluating the mission activities and by performing a cumulative environmental analysis of all mission activities. Need the need associated with this item is multifaceted and is described below. Eglin AFB previously performed environmental analysis for mission activities at the TA C-80 Complex, as presented in the 2000 Test Area C-80 Complex Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment PEA U.S. Air Force, 2000a.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE