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Final Cannon AFB Housing Privatization Environmental Assessment

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Pursuant to the Military Housing Privatization Initiative, the U.S. Air Force proposes to convey its MFH units, grant leases of land, and transfer responsibility for providing housing to a private developer at Cannon AFB. Under the Proposed Action Cannon AFB would convey 953 existing MFH units to a private developer. During the initial development period of five years, the Air Force expects the private developer to demolish 341 existing units, perform major renovation of 250 units, repair 362 units and construct 422 new units, for a total end state of 1,034 housing units on Cannon AFB. The numbers related to renovation versus demolition and construction are preliminary and subject to change during the transaction process. This EA has been prepared to evaluate the potential effects of the Proposed Action and alternatives, including the No Action Alternative, and to aid in determining whether an Environmental Impact Statement is needed. Resource categories that are analyzed in detail in the EA are noise, transportation, utilities, water resources, hazardous materials and wastes, air quality, and socioeconomics and environmental justice. The Proposed Action would have no impact on land use, biological resources, cultural resources Environmental Restoration Program sites, and aesthetics. There would be minimal shortterm impacts related to demolition, construction and renovation on noise, transportation water resources, and hazardous waste generation. The same aspects of the Proposed Action would have adverse, but not significant impacts on solid waste generation and air quality. The socioeconomics of the Proposed Action would benefit the economy of the surrounding area. Based on the nature of activities associated with the privatization of the MFH units and the associated demolition, construction, and renovation activities, the Air Force has determined that the impacts of the Proposed Action would not be significant and no Environmental Impact Statement is needed.

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  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Environmental Health and Safety

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