Final Environmental Assessment for the Radar Cross-Section Advanced Measurement Site Comprehensive Project at White Sands Missile Range, NM
WALLER (J M) ASSOCIATES INC FAIRFAX STATION VA
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This document is an Environmental Assessment EA for the Radar Cross-Section Advanced Measurement Site RAMS Comprehensive Environmental Expansion at Holloman Air Force Base HAFB, New Mexico. The 461h Test Group TG National Radar Cross-Section Test Facility NRTF Division proposes a comprehensive expansion to the RAMS site, on White Sands Missile Range WSMR United States Army. The purpose of these proposed actions is to expand, upgrade, and modernize the RAMS site to accommodate its current workload. These requirements are driven by national testing at the NRTF. The Air Force NRTF proposes to comprehensively expand the RAMS site on WSMR. These actions will include the addition of an Indoor Target Flip Facility and the Advanced Target Suspension System ATSS. The ATSS is composed of two phases Phase One Permanent Fixture and Phase Two Spur Range. Reasonably foreseeable projects to be evaluated as part of the environmental analysis include a new Paint Facility, Maintenance and Supply Facilities, Equipment Shelter building, three Administrative Facilities, six Target Storage Facilities, and Utility and Road Upgrades. Building 5018 will be removed and recycled prior to the 90nstruction of the Indoor Target Flip Facility which will be sited on the current Building 5018 location. The Environmental Analysis included a Cultural Resources Survey and a Threatened and Endangered Species Survey of undisturbed areas to be impacted by the proposed action. The EA analyzes potential impacts on water resources, air quality, erosion, socioeconomics, hazardous materials, hazardous waste, cultural resources, biological resources, and other attributes affected by the proposed action or alternatives.
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