Accession Number:

ADA633326

Title:

Environmental Assessment: Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training Facility, Munitions Storage Facility, and Munitions Maintenance and Inspection Facility Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

LABAT-ANDERSON INC MCLEAN VA

Report Date:

2003-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

169.0

Abstract:

This EA has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, and assesses the potential environmental impacts of constructing and operating an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training Facility and a Munitions Complex, consisting of a munitions storage facility and a munitions maintenance and inspection facility, at Westover Air Reserve Base ARB, located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. In addition to the Proposed Action, two EOD site alternatives and the No Action Alternative were analyzed in the EA. Resource areas analyzed in the EA include air, geological, water biological, and cultural resources noise transportation and environmental programs. The EA identified best management practices and preventive measures to reduce impacts to various resources. The EA also assessed the potential cumulative effects of the construction and training activities with other concurrent actions at Westover ARB and the surrounding area. The analysis found no significant impacts for any resource area, and no significant cumulative impacts. No mitigations are required.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE