Test Area B-70 Final Range Environmental Assessment, Revision 1
SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP SHALIMAR FL
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The Proposed Action is for the 46th Test Wing Commander to establish a new authorized level of activity for TA B-70 that is based on an anticipated maximum usage. Demonstrating that the individual and cumulative effects of this usage level do not have significant environmental impact is the method for establishing the maximum threshold baseline, which is being identified as the Range Environmental Impact Analysis Process EIAP Baseline. The environmental analysis is accomplished by evaluating the effect that the military mission activities and expendables have on Eglin AFB s natural, physical, and cultural environment. The Range analysis performed in this report allows for a cumulative look at the impact on Eglin AFB receptors from all mission activities occurring on TA B-70. By implementing an authorized level of activity, Range management will be streamlined and cumulative environmental impacts will be more fully considered. The No Action Alternative and Alternative 1 are not expected to be sufficient to account for the expected growth of training activities at Eglin AFB over the next 10 years. Therefore, Alternative 2 was selected as the Preferred Alternative in order to adequately cover the environmental analysis needed to support potential increases in training requirements as they occur. There were no alternatives eliminated from detailed analysis.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Environmental Health and Safety