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Environmental Assessment for Construction of the United States Air Force Technical Application Center (AFTAC) on Patrick Air Force Base, Florida (Amended)

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Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality regulations, the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 40 Code of Federal Regulations CFR Parts 1500-1508, and Environmental Impact Analysis Process 32 CFR Part 989, the United States U.S. Air Force AF conducted an assessment of the potential environmental consequences of the Proposed Action to beddown the U.S. Air Force Technical Application Center AFTAC and construct a new facility that is adequately sized, configured, and appropriately located at Patrick Air Force Base PAFB, FL that will meet Force Protection requirements, be able to endure low Category 4 storms and surge, support an increase in personnel, and sustain the AFTAC mission in nuclear event detection and verification technology. To meet the long-term mission needs, AFTAC needs replacement administrative space for the current AFTAC facility Facility 989 at PAFB, which is over 50 years old. Under the Proposed Action, Facility 989 is slated for partial demolition, in addition to demolition of Facilities 982 and 9841ocated directly west of Facility 989. In addition, two pre-fabricated Igloos approved by the Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board DOES B for munitions storage will be constructed in the existing munitions area at PAFB. Two munitions bunkers in the Proposed Action area Facilities 1327 and 1330 will have larger explosive weight munitions removed, and may potentially be demolished under a bid option for AFTAC or the 45 SW demolition schedule. The current AFTAC building poses excessive safety, health, and mechanical deficiencies, as well as anti-terrorismforce protection issues. In addition to the administrative facility, AFTAC requires a laboratory to replace one which was closed due to the Base Realignment Closure Act of 1995. This new laboratory will ensure a robust laboratory system is available to meet national security requirements and will allow conversion of a smaller and limited laboratory

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  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Environmental Health and Safety

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