Accession Number:

ADA610817

Title:

Environmental Assessment: Land Acquisition at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BHE ENVIRONMENTAL INC CINCINNATI OH

Report Date:

2011-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

144.0

Abstract:

This EA has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act NEPA. Potentially affected environmental resources were identified through communication with local, state, and federal agencies as well as review of past documentation and field review. The EA addresses implementation of a Proposed Action and the No Action Alternative. Under the No Action Alternative, land acquisition would not occur at this time. The specific resources with the potential for environmental consequences include land use, socioeconomics and environmental justice, cultural resources, biological resources, physical resources, hazardous materials and hazardous waste, and safety. Implementation of the Proposed Action would result in minor, short-term adverse impacts that are less than significant without mitigation to transportation, vegetation and habitat, fish and wildlife, surface waters topography and soils, and hazardous materials and hazardous waste. Impacts include traffic congestion associated with fence construction wildlife harassment ground disturbance associated with removal and construction of fencing and handling and consumption of petroleum products during fence construction. As a result of implementing the Proposed Action, minor long-term adverse impacts to land use, vegetation and habitat, fish and wildlife, surface water, and floodplains and geology that are less than significant without mitigation, would be anticipated, including potential development restrictions associated with the Military Airport Zone expansion conversion of row crops to grassland and ground disturbance associated with removal and construction of fencing. Positive impacts, both short- and long-term to vegetation and habitat, fish and wildlife, hazardous materials and hazardous waste, and safety would result from implementation of the Proposed Action.

Subject Categories:

  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE