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Supplemental Environmental Assessment:VTRS Fiber Optic Cable Installation on South Base Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

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Pursuant to provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act NEPA, 42 U.S. Code 4321 et seq., implementing Council on Environmental Quality CEQ Regulations, 40 Code of Federal Regulations CFR 1500-1508, and 32 CFR Part 989, Environmental Impact Analysis Process, the U.S. Air Force Air Force conducted an assessment of the potential environmental consequences associated with the realignment of 2.9 miles of the VTRS Fiber Cable Installation route on South Vandenberg Air Force Base AFB, California. Vandenberg AFB is headquarters to the 30th Space Wing 30 SW, the Air Force Space Command unit that operates Vandenberg AFB and the Western Range. Vandenberg AFB operates as a missile test base and aerospace center, supporting west coast space launch activities for the Air Force, Department of Defense, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and commercial contractors. Vandenberg AFB is located on the south-central coast of California, approximately halfway between San Diego and San Francisco. The 99,000-acre base extends along approximately 35 miles of the Santa Barbara County coastline. Vandenberg AFB is in the process of installing a basewide fiber optic network, commonly referred to as CITS Combat Information Transport System. As described in the Final Environmental Assessment for the Combat Information Transport System Upgrade CITS EA USAF 2006, the VTRS fiber optic cable installation, described in the Final Environmental Assessment for VTRS Fiber Optic Cable Installation on South Base VTRS EA USAF 2004, is part of the CITS project. The Air Force considers CITS to be part of the national defense system by establishing critical communication sustainability for air and space programs at Vandenberg AFB. CITS will integrate existing data systems and provide the capability to integrate these systems with planned voice, video, imagery, and sensor systems.

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  • Information Science
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

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