Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact: Military Family Housing Privatization
URS CORP AUSTIN TX
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The United States Air Force Air Force proposes to privatize MFH in order to provide a feasible way to accelerate housing improvements to 1 provide adequate housing for military families, and 2 achieve the objectives of the Office of the Secretary of Defense OSD Planning Guidance. The OSD Planning Guidance requires all Services to revitalize, divest through privatization, or demolish inadequate housing on or before 2010. Vance AFB has 230 MFH units located on the installation, which is one more unit than the Housing Requirements and Marketing Analysis HRMA requirement of 229 units. Of the 230 units, 54 were demolished in 2004 and replacements are completing construction. The remaining 176 units were constructed in the late 1950s, early 1960s, and are considered inadequate. Sufficient Military Construction MILCON funding is not available for the necessary renovation of these 176 units. Due to the scope of renovations that would be required renovation costs are projected to exceed 70 of replacement costs. Air Force guidelines prohibit renovation if renovation costs exceed 70 of replacement costs. Based on an in-depth analysis of the housing requirements and needs at Vance AFB, AETC determined that privatization of MFH would be the most cost-effective and efficient means to provide adequate housing for military families. The following biophysical resources were identified for study in this EA noise, air quality, earth resources, water resources, infrastructure and utilities, hazardous materials and wastes, biological resources, cultural resources, land use, and socioeconomic resources. The Proposed Action would have no impact on land use, minority or low-income communities, cultural resources hazardous materials usage, wastewater generation, potable water usage, and electricity and natural gas consumption.
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Environmental Health and Safety