Environmental Assessment for Armed Munitions Integration Testing on the Precision Impact Range Area
TETRA TECH INC PASADENA CA
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The U.S. Air Force proposes to designate an armed munition only target at PB-13 site on Edwards AFB, California. The site is located within the West Range of the Precision Impact Range Area PIRA and is entirely within the R-2515 restricted area. The Proposed Action is being developed to support the integration testing of armed munitions on aircraft and other delivery platforms which is considered one of the primary functions of the Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards AFB, California. proposed action to conduct up to 100 armed munition weapons delivery events per year was selected as Alternative A. Munitions could be delivered in single or multiple quantities, depending on the approved test plan. Individual armed munitions would be limited to 500 pounds of net explosive weight. The PB-13 target would be cleared after each event by Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel and before subsequent test missions were initiated. Alternative B would limit the number of events to 50 events per year, and Alternative C would limit the number of events to 10 per year. The No-Action Alternative was also analyzed, in which an armed munition only target would not be established however routine use of the target for previously approved missions would continue to occur.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Environmental Health and Safety