Environmental Assessment for Construction of Test Area C-74 Support Facility Eglin AFB FL
AIR ARMAMENT CENTER EGLIN AFB FL AIR BASE WING (96TH)/CIVIL ENGINEER GROUP (96TH)
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The 46 Test Wing needs a new permanent, environmentally controlled operations facility to be constructed to properly accommodate the staff assigned to Test Area C-74. A new support facility would provide a centralized work area that consolidates several functions that are currently being conducted in two separate locations. Currently the administrative functions are being performed in a facility Figure 1 that does not meet current construction standards while the technicians perform their electronic duties in a 48 box trailer Figure 2. The trailer is very difficult to heat and cool and would be subject to extensive damage if hit by hurricane force winds. Expensive test equipment is also being stored in the trailer. This equipment should be stored in a controlled environment and is currently being damaged due to inadequacy of the box trailer. In addition to the equipment damage, personnel are also being affected by frequent precipitation, extreme heat and cold during summer and winter months as they walk to and from the administrative facility. The administrative facility is located about 300 yards from box trailer and is used for lunch and restroom breaks as well as scheduled meetings. The purpose of this project is to construct a new consolidated support facility that can be used by all C-74 personnel to better support their test mission.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Environmental Health and Safety