Final Environmental Assessment for the Deactivation and Turnover of Titan Space Launch Vehicle Capability at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
SPACE WING (45TH) PATRICK AFB FL
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The United States Air Force USAF proposes to close out the Titan program and place Space Launch Complex 40 SLC-40 and associated facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station CCAFS in a deactivated state, after completion of the final launches in 2005. During scoping of the deactivation process, a range of alternatives was identified for the excess property. The 45th Space Wing 45 SW considered reuse of the facilities, demolition of the facilities and placing facilities in a safe and secure state without reuse. The Proposed Action to close out and deactivatedemolish SLC-40 facilities is a result of the decision to implement the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Program at Vandenberg Air Force Base and CCAFS. 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 placed in a safe and secure state but demolition would not occur. In accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act NEPA, the Council on Environmental Quality CEQ regulations and 32 Code of Federal Regulations 989, Environmental Impact Analysis Process, this Environmental Assessment EA evaluates the potential environmental consequences associated with the proposed Titan deactivation at CCAFS. The EA is attached and incorporated by reference.
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