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Environmental Assessment of Proposed White Lakes Drop Zones for Kirtland Air Force Base

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This Environmental Assessment EA evaluates the potential impacts on environmental and human resources associated with the proposed operation of the White Lakes Drop Zones DZs for Kirtland Air Force Base AFB in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Air Force Special Operations Command AFSOC and the 58th Special Operations Wing 58 SOW a unit of Air Education and Training Command AETC are the proponents of this action. This EA also evaluates any reasonable alternatives to the Proposed Action, including the No-Action Alternative. This document complies with the Environmental Impact Analysis Process set forth in 32 Code of Federal Regulations CFR 989, which incorporates Air Force Instruction 32-7061 and implements the National Environmental Policy Act NEPA, and the regulations implementing NEPA promulgated by the President s Council on Environmental Quality as Title 40 of the CFR, Parts 1500-1508. In addition, Executive Order 12372, Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs, directs federal agencies to consult with and solicit comments from state and local government officials whose jurisdictions would be affected by federal actions Appendix A. NEPA procedures and United States Air Force USAF policies are intended to ensure that environmental information is available to public officials and citizens before decisions are made and before actions are taken. This EA describing the potential impacts of this Proposed Action will be made available to the public for 15 days prior to the decision on whether to proceed with the action.

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

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