Final Environmental Assessment for Fireworks Display and Cleanup for the Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, Fourth of July Celebrations
FIGHTER WING (56TH) LUKE AFB AZ
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BACKGROUND Luke AFB prepared an Environmental Assessment EA addressing potential environmental impacts from a Fireworks Display and Cleanup Proposed Action. This display serves as a finale for the Fourth of July celebrations called Freedom Fest that are held by the installation. The purpose of the action is to continue to provide a finale to the Freedom Fest, which draws over 2,000 spectators comprised of Airmen and their families. PROPOSED ACTION Under the Proposed Action, a pyrotechnics contractor contractor for Luke AFB would set up all equipment required for the fireworks display at the proposed launch site located on private land adjacent to Luke AFB. On July 4th, the fireworks display would begin at sunset and last for approximately 20 minutes. The contractor would remain at the launch site throughout the night to sweep the area for duds and remove all associated equipment and debris. Locating the launch site on private property is needed to provide a safe location from which to launch fireworks where there are limited flammable hazards within proximity of the public viewing venue at Fowler Park on Luke AFB.
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