Accession Number:

ADA633689

Title:

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

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

PARSONS ENGINEERING SCIENCE INC AUSTIN TX

Report Date:

2008-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

389.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the proposed action is to establish interim C-17 LZs in the western United States at which tactical arrival, departure, and landing training could be accomplished by aircrews from Travis AFB, California on an interim basis until a permanent LZ is available for aircraft operations. Under the Proposed Action, C-17s from Travis AFB would accomplish operations on an existing LZ at Grant County International Airport, Moses Lake Washington and a LZ that would be established at Travis AFB, California by painting the LZ threshold and side boundaries in the middle of Runway 21Left03Right. Under the Travis AFB Alternative, operations would be accomplished on the painted LZ at Travis AFB and the existing LZ at the Grant County Airport. Under the Southern California Logistics Airport Alternative SCLA, operations would be accomplished on a LZ that would be established by painting the LZ threshold and side boundaries in the middle of Runway 1735 at the airport on the existing LZ at the Grant County Airport, and on the painted LZ at Travis AFB. Resources considered in the impact analysis were aircraft operations and safety and birdwildlife-aircraft strike hazard noise land use air quality cultural resources and environmental justice.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE