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Environmental Assessment: Proposed Construction, Demolition, and Other Actions at the 126th Air Refueling Wing Illinois Air National Guard

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Under the Proposed Action, the 126 ARW proposes to implement construction projects associated with their five-year construction program that would include eight specific projects construction of some new facilities, modifications to some existing facilities, and demolition of one facility. Under the Alternative Action, the eight construction and demolition projects associated with the Proposed Action would still occur, in addition to three additional construction projects. The 126 ARW would also release their eight assigned KC-135E model aircraft and would acquire 12 KC-135R model aircraft. The number of aircraft operations would increase by approximately 50 percent as a result of the four additional assigned aircraft. There would also be an increase of 27 personnel firefighters as a result of this alternative. During the preparation of this EA, no significant impacts as a result of implementation of either the Proposed Action or the Alternative Action have been identified, and therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement is not required, and will not be prepared. Resources considered in the EA include earth resources, water resources, biological resources, air quality, noise, land use, socioeconomics and environmental justice, cultural resources, safety, solid and hazardous materials and wastes, and infrastructure. The EA was made available to the public for comment for a 30-day period February 5 though March 10. No public comments were received. The EA was also coordinated with local, state, and federal agencies at the same time. There were only two agency responses United States Fish and Wildlife Service USFWS and State Historic Preservation Office SHPO. Both were in concurrence with the findings in the EA.

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

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