Accession Number:

ADA609799

Title:

Environmental Assessment for the Construction of a Munitions Storage Pad at Eielson AFB, Alaska

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CIVIL ENGINEER SQUADRON (354TH) EIELSON AFB AK

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

Eielson AFB is proposing to construct a new munitions storage pad to replace an existing facility that is too small and situated in a location that will not allow expansion. Live munitions are built on Quarry Hill and prepositioned in a munitions holding area near the flight line before they are loaded on aircraft just prior to training missions. The current munitions holding area is Introduction. Eielson AFB is proposing to construct a new munitions storage pad to replace an existing facility that is too small and situated in a location that will not allow expansion. Live munitions are built on Quarry Hill and prepositioning in a munitions holding area near the flight line before they are loaded on aircraft just prior to training missions. The capacity of the existing munitions holding area cannot be increased due to explosive safety requirements. Description of the Proposed Action The Proposed Action will result in the construction of a 200-foot by 250-foot munitions storage pad and an. accompanying 1,800-foot long access road. In addition, a power. line would be extended from Mullins Pit Road and run adjacent to the storage pad access road in a 40-foot-wide right-of-way. The project will result in the filling and alteration of5.42 acres of black spruce wetlands.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE