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Finding of No Significant Impact: SLC-4 to SLC-6 Replacement Waterline 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. Air Force Instruction AFI 32-706L entitled Environmental Impact Analysis Process. as amended by the interim change dated March 12. 2003. which adopted 32 CFR Part 989. the Air Force conducted an assessment of the potential environmental consequences of constructing a waterline approximately 7 miles long to service Space Launch Complex SLC-4. SLC-5. and SLC-6 on Vandenberg Air Force Base AFB. California. Vandenberg AFB is headquarters to the 30th Space Wing. 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 99.492-acre base extends along approximately 35 miles of the Santa Barbara County coastline. The Environmental Assessment EA. incorporated as an attachment to this finding. considers all potential impacts of the Proposed Action and Alternative Action on the natural and human environments. both as a solitary action and also in conjunction with other similar projects. The EA summarizes the results of the evaluations of the Proposed Action and an Alternative Action. and includes defining the 1 purpose of. and need for. the Proposed Action. 2 the existing. environmental conditions. and 3 likely effects of the proposed and alternative actions on the natural and human environments.

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  • Civil Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Water Pollution and Control
  • Environmental Health and Safety

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