Accession Number:

ADA609821

Title:

Eielson Air Force Base Infrastructure Development in Support of RED FLAG-Alaska Environmental Assessment

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CIVIL ENGINEER SQUADRON (354TH) EIELSON AFB AK

Report Date:

2007-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

116.0

Abstract:

This EA has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. Potentially affected environmental resources were identified through communication with state and federal agencies, and review of past documentation. Specific environmental resources addressed include land use and visual resources, socioeconomics and environmental justice, cultural resources, infrastructure, physical resources hazardous materials and waste management biological resources, air quality, and safety. Primary environmental concerns associated with the Proposed Action are related to asbestos abatement, leadbased paint removal, and remediation of soil and groundwater contaminated with petroleum fuels, lubricants and solvents. Secondary environmental concerns include those associated with air quality and cultural resources particularly architectural resources and historic districts within the BDA, as well as the cumulative effect of increasing impervious surfaces for base runoff within the BDA. The BDA provides no wildlife habitat and supports no protected species. Following strict inclusion criteria, mitigation through avoidance remediation, and adherence to existing guidance will alleviate negative environmental consequences. Implementation of infrastructure projects within the BDA under the Proposed Action will increase abatement of asbestos materials and lead-based paint during renovation of aging facilities, remediation of contaminated soils during some excavation, and increase base safety through modernization.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE