General Plan-Based Environmental Impact Analysis Process Environmental Assessment, Altus Air Force Base
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The 97 CES at Altus AFB is planning future installation development based upon the Capital Improvements Program CIP contained within the current Altus AFB General Plan General Plan. The purpose of the proposed and alternative actions is to construct, renovate demolish, and operate facilities and infrastructure to support current and potential future training levels at Altus AFB and to improve the effectiveness of training enhance quality of life replace old, inadequate facilities and correct current deficiencies. The proposed and alternative actions provide a range of construction, renovation, and demolition scenarios so that a comparison can be made of the impacts from the status quo, implementation of the CIP and related mission projects, and construction and demolition of the installation to a substantially higher level of mission activity. There would be no new missions, personnel or aircraft assigned to Altus AFB as a result of the Proposed Action. The Air Force proposes to implement the CIP projects identified in the General Plan and other mission activities in support of the ongoing mission at Altus AFB including establishing a closed traffic pattern on the west side of Altus AFB as a part of regular flight operations. The Potential Development Alternative PDA represents a broader approach to installation and mission development at Altus AFB. The PDA would incorporate the west closed traffic pattern, construction and demolition activities defined in the Proposed Action, as well as broader installation expansion. Under the PDA, approximately 384 acres of land would be developed at Altus AFB. This would represent development of approximately 75 percent of the developable land on Altus AFB. The PDA would also result in an additional 426 personnel and dependents at Altus AFB. Under the No-action Alternative, there would be no construction renovation, or demolition activities at Altus AFB.
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