Accession Number:

ADA633656

Title:

Environmental Assessment: Permanent Western United States C-17 Landing Zone

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

PARSONS ENGINEERING SCIENCE INC AUSTIN TX

Report Date:

2008-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

631.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the proposed action is to establish LZs in the western United States where C-17 tactical arrival, departure, and landing training could be accomplished by C-17 aircrews from Travis AFB, California. The Proposed Action would construct and operate a 3,500-foot long, 90-foot-wide LZ with associated daynight LZ markings and an infrared lighting system for night vision goggle operations at Travis AFB and conduct operations on an existing LZ at the Grant County International Airport Grant County Airport, Moses Lake, Washington. The Southern California Logistics Airport SCLA is the Alternative Action. Under the SCLA Alternative, the LZ would be constructed and operated at the SCLA. Additionally under the SCLA Alternative, C-17 aircrews from Travis AFB would also accomplish LZ operations on an LZ that would be established by painting the LZ markings on Runway 21Left03Right at the Base and at the Grant County Airport. Resources considered in the impact analysis were airspace and airfield operations to include aircraft safety and birdwildlife-aircraft strike hazard noise land use air quality biological resources to include wetlands, storm water runoff and hydrology cultural resources and environmental justice.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE