Environmental Assessment of 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Actions at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida
HDR ENVIRONMENTAL OPERATIONS AND CONSTRUCTION INC VIENNA VA
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This EA evaluates the Proposed Action to implement the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commissions recommendations for Homestead ARB. The 482 FW would gain nine F-16 aircraft and an estimated 302 personnel 83 full-time civilian and Air Reserve Technicians ARTs and 219 part-time Traditional Reservists. The Proposed Action would also include three facility projects to support expanded operations. Under the No Action Alternative, Homestead ARB would not implement the recommendations, resulting in no change from existing conditions at the installation. This EA has been prepared to evaluate the Proposed Action, alternatives to the Proposed Action, and the No Action Alternative. Environmental and socioeconomic resource categories that were considered in the impact analysis include airspace management and aircraft safety, noise, land use, air quality, safety geological resources, water resources, biological resources, cultural resources, socioeconomics and environmental justice, infrastructure, and hazardous materials and wastes. The Draft EA and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact FONSI were made available to the public for a 30-day review period, beginning January 18, 2007, and concluding February 18, 2007. Written comments and inquiries regarding this document were directed to Mr. Michael J. Andrejko 482 MSGCEV, 29350 Westover Street, Bldg. 232, Homestead ARB, Florida 33039-1299. No comments were received.
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