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Environmental Assessment: Repair and Addition of Firing Range, Facility 1404

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Dover Air Force Base DAFB is located in Kent County, Delaware. The base is situated 3.5 miles southeast of the center of Dover, Delaware, the state capital. The base covers approximately 3,902 acres of land area including annexes, easements, and leased property. Dover AFB has two active airfields. The north-south airfield at Dover AFB divides the main Base into two primary sections. Open space, recreational areas, and limited amounts of industrial uses are located east of the airfield. The land uses west of the airfield and east of U.S. Route 113 are industrial, airfield operations, administrative, community, medical, and some unaccompanied personnel housing. Eagle Heights Military Family House MFH, temporary lodging quarters, a golf course, and additional unaccompanied personnel housing are located west of U.S. Route 113 and east of St. Jones River. The surrounding areas consist primarily of cropland and wetlands, with the Saint Jones River running adjacent to the southwestern comer of the base. The proposed project identified in the AF Form 813 would repair the firing range facility that has an 11,000 square foot area and add an additional3,600 square feet. Removing the existing firing range backstop, firing line, control tower, storage area, baffles, abate and properly dispose of contamination will increase safety. The proposed renovation is required for Dover AFB to remove safety concerns and to keep the range operational at current standards. The additional space will also bring the firing range from a 21 point facility to a 28 point facility. Currently the limited space restricts personnel from keeping their firing arms qualification. This addition will alleviate the space shortfalls and will keep personnels firing arms qualifications current.

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

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