AFSOC Assets Beddown at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico Environmental Impact Statement
AIR FORCE SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND HURLBURT FIELD FL
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This Final EIS has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. Public and agency scoping resulted in the analysis of the following environmental resources airspace management and air traffic control, noise, safety, air quality, physical including hazardous materials and waste biological, cultural, land use, ranching, transportation, and recreation, socioeconomics and environmental justice. Cannon AFB economic activity would increase in Curry and Roosevelt counties. Noise, safety, and other resources around and on the base would not be impacted. An airspace transit area to permit UAS transit from Cannon AFB to Melrose AFR could inconvenience, but not significantly impact, some general aviation. Melrose AFR training would increase targets, exposed soils, munitions debris, noise, and safety requirements on the range. Munitions noise could impact some residences on the periphery of the range. Expansion of the Exclusive-Use area on the range would impact lessees who use range buffer areas for grazing and agriculture. Natural biological or cultural resources would not be significantly impacted by the change in training. Airspace Military Operations Area MOA and MTR training activity would increase. Noise levels on MTRs and under MOAs would noticeably increase and would be expected to result in some increased annoyance. Use of water areas for training would increase activity and noise. Water training would need to be scheduled to mitigate impacts on biological species or recreationalists. Cumulative federal and non-federal actions would not be expected to result in significant impacts.
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- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Environmental Health and Safety