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Environmental Assessment for the Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI) Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma

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This EA addresses the potential environmental consequences to the human and natural environment associated with the implementation of the MHPI at Tinker AFB, OK. Currently Tinker AFB has 694 housing units distributed throughout five parcels of land, resulting in a surplus of 34 units. The Proposed Action would involve the leasing of all housing areas, potentially including an additional parcel not currently utilized for housing, to a private developer for up to 50 years. The Air Force would also convey all 694 existing military family housing MFH units to the developer who would implement a combination of demolition, renovation, andor construction of housing units to meet the end-state requirement of 660 MFH units. Once privatization is implemented, the developer would own, operate, and manage all MFH housing units on the installation while leasing the land underlying the housing communities approximately 224 acres for a period of 50 years. While the exact distribution of demolition, renovation, and construction through the housing areas is not known, the Air Force does know the final number of units as well as the potential parcel location. Alternative 1, a minimum development scenario, involves the demolition of 432 units, renovation of 262 units, and construction of 398 new units. Alternative 2, a maximum development scenario, involves the demolition of all 694 units and construction of 660 new units. Under the No Action Alternative, the Air Force would not implement the MHPI at Tinker and would continue to manage and maintain military family housing in accordance with existing Air Force policy. The Air Force would eventually demolish 34 surplus units most likely the oldest and least adequate units to reach the minimum requirement of 660 units. All demolition and construction activities would occur on Tinker property.

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

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