Environmental Assessment for Operations, Upgrades, and Consolidation at the Western Command Site, New Mexico
NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ALBUQUERQUE NM
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The Department of Energy DOE, National Nuclear Security Administration NASA completed an Environmental Assessment EA to consolidate western command operations into a new complex at the existing Agent Operations Western Command AOWC and Training Facility on Kirtland Air Force Base AFB, New Mexico. The EA resulted in a Finding of No Significant Impact FONSl signed by DOE on July 10, 2012. The NNSA prepared the EA in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 NEPA 42 United States Code U.S.C. Section 4321 - 4347, as amended the Council on Environmental Qualitys CEQ Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA 40 Code of Federal Regulations C.F.R Parts 1500-1508 and the DOE NEPA implementing regulation 10 C.F.R Part 1021. The Air Force is proposing to adopt the NNSA EA for construction and demolition CD activities, which would occur on Kirtland AFB as part of the consolidation of the Western Command Site. The Air force has independently reviewed the document to determine it satisfies their NEPA implementing regulations found at 32 C.F.R Part 989 and the Department of Defense Directive 6050.1. DESCRiPTION OF PROPOSED ACTION AND ALTERNATIVES. Proposed Action EA statute 2.2, pages 11-15. To facilitate greater operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness, NNSA proposes to consolidate their western command operations, currently conducted at several locations on Kirtland AFB, into a single new complex known as the Western Secure Transportation Center. This new complex would be located where the Office of Secure Transportation OST Driver Track currently resides EA Figure 2-3, page 13 a 4-acre secured, limited access area with a 1-mile loop driver track for OSTs AOWC.
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