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Environmental Assessment: Construction Projects at the 189th Airlift Wing, Arkansas Air National Guard

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The 189th Airlift Wing 189 AW is proposing to implement construction projects associated with their Master Plan update that would include new construction of a Maintenance Hangar and supporting taxiway extension a Fuel Cell Hangar and a Refueler Vehicle Parking area. The 189 AW also proposes to demolish four buildings that are obsolete andor in the footprint of the proposed new facilities. The 189 AW currently maintains 33 facilities at Little Rock AFB. Facility space currently assigned to the 189 AW is substantially less than the amount of space authorized for their mission, as specified by Air National Guard ANG Handbook 32- 1084, ANG Facility Requirements. The 189 AW currently maintains 264,081 gross square feet gsf while ANG facility requirements authorize 332,143 gsf for the category codes supporting their current mission. This represents a space deficiency of 69,062 gsf. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to provide the 189 AW with properly sized and configured facilities that are required to accomplish their mission. The action is necessary to replace outdated facilities in one case, and non-existent facilities in other cases. To accomplish these construction activities, the 189 AW proposes to amend their current real estate license with the Little Rock AFB host organization, the 314th Airlift Wing, to add two parcels of land that are adjacent to the existing ANG facilities. Parcel A is 13.38 acres and would support the Maintenance Hangar and the Refueler Vehicle Parking. Parcel B is 1.88 acres and would support the Fuel Cell Hangar. Under the No Action alternative, the 189 AW would not implement any construction projects in support of their Master Plan update. Resources considered in the impact analysis were earth resources water resources biological resources, air quality noise land use and visual resources socioeconomics and environmental justice cultural resources safety infrastructure and solid and hazardous materials and waste.

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

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