Accession Number:

ADA611171

Title:

Environmental Assessment For the Proposed Construction and Operation of a Consolidated Fuels Facility and the Demolition of the Existing Fuel Farm at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE BROOKS AFB TX

Report Date:

2005-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

149.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the proposed action is to meet the fuel storage and distribution requirements at BAFB and to reduce air pollution from the existing facilities while adding the equipment necessary for using alternative fuels at BAFB. The need for the proposed action arises because the existing fuel tank farm is deteriorating and requires on-going repairs. The tank farm is also currently located in an incompatible land use area. Additionally, fuel trucks for aircraft operations must travel across the base from the aircraft apron and back, which creates safety concerns associated with the transportation of highly flammable materials on a regular basis. In addition to the proposed action, four alternatives were analyzed, including the no action alternative, two alternative locations, and upgrading the existing facility. This EA has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act to analyze the potential environmental consequences of constructing and operating a consolidated fuels facility and demolishing the existing fuel farm at BAFB. The following resources were eliminated from detailed analysis in this draft EA due to the absence of these resources at or adjacent to the project area or accepted engineering or design techniques, which would ensure no significant impacts groundwater wetlands, floodplains, soils, historic or archeological resources, the Environmental Restoration Program, and radon. The U.S. Air Force has examined the following resource areas and found that implementing the proposed action, or the alternatives, would not result in any significant impacts surface water and stormwater drainage, air quality, biological resources 201including vegetation wildlife, and threatened and endangered species202, noise, land use and transportation, public utilities hazardous materials and substances, and social or economic resources 201including environmental justice.202

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE