Finding of No Significant Impact and Finding of No Practicable Aleternative for the Environmental Assessment for the 21 Point Enclosed Firing Range at Joint-Base Andrews-Naval Air Facility Washington, Maryland
Final rept. 2012-2015
11TH CIVIL ENGINEERING SQUADRON JOINT BASE ANDREWS NAVAL AIR FACILITY WASHINGTON MD
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Pursuant to the Presidents Council on Environmental Quality regulations, Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations CFR Parts 1500-1508, as they implement the requirements of the National Environment Policy Act NEPA of 1969, 42 U.S. Code 4321, et seq., and the Air Force Environmental Impact Analysis Process, as promulgated in 32 CFR Part 989, the U.S. Air Force conducted an assessment of the potential environmental consequences associated with implementation of the following proposed action Construct a 21 Point Enclosed Firing Range at JBA. The Environmental Assessment EA, attached and incorporated by reference considered all potential impacts of the proposed action and alternatives, both as a solitary action and in conjunction with other proposed activities. This Finding of No Significant Impact FONSI summarizes the results of the evaluation and the conclusion regarding the significance of impacts from the Proposed Action. The Finding of No Practicable Alternative FONPA summarizes the conclusion reached regarding the location of the Proposed Action in a wetland. The proposed action is in line with the goals of the Bases General Plan. The proposed action will entail the construction of a new live-fire range and the completion of improvements at the existing range facility. The proposed action is fully identified herein as the 21-Point Enclosed Firing Range. The purpose of the proposed action is to continue to sustain mission readiness effectively by maximizing the Bases training capabilities to meet current and emerging requirements. With regard to the mission of JBA, the proposed action will insure that contingency response capabilities that are critical to national security are not compromised. The need for the current proposed action is to provide a superior live-fire training facility that will improve operations and level of training above what is presently provided by the existing firing range facility.
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