Final Environmental Assessment for the Deactivation/Facility Disposition of Atlas Space Launch Complex (SLC-36) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
SPACE WING (45TH) PATRICK AFB FL
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The United States Air Force AF proposes to closeout the Atlas program and place Space Launch Complex 36 SLC-36 and associated facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station CCAFS in a deactivated state, after completion of the final launches in 2005. All facilities would be rendered safe and secure. The Proposed Action to closeout and deactivatedemolish SLC-36 facilities is a result of the decision to implement the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle EEL V Program at Vandenberg Air Force Base VAFB and CCAFS. The 45 SW determined that reuse of the facilities was not a viable alternative due to the lack of demand at CCAFS for these type of facilities. Therefore, only one alternative to the Proposed Action was identified, the No Action Alternative. Under the No Action Alternative, facilities would be left in a safe and secure state and demolition would not occur. In accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act NEPA, the Council on Environmental Quality CEQ regulations, Air Force Instruction AFI 32-7061, Environmental Impact Analysis Process, and Department of Defense DoD Directive 6050, this Environmental Assessment EA evaluates the potential environmental consequences associated with the deactivationdemolition of SLC-36 and supporting facilities at CCAFS. The Environmental Assessment is attached and incorporated by reference.
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