Accession Number:

ADA635660

Title:

Programmatic Environmental Assessment, 2007 General Plan for the Main Cantonment and the South Base Cantonment at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

MANTECH SRS TECHNOLOGIES INC LOMPOC CA

Report Date:

2008-05-05

Pagination or Media Count:

202.0

Abstract:

Pursuant to provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act NEPA, 42 U.S. Code 4321 et seq., implementing Council on Environmental Quality CEQ Regulations, 40 Code of Federal Regulations CFR 1500-1508, and 32 CPR Part 989, Environmental impact Analysis Process, the U.S. Air Force Air Force conducted an assessment of the potential environmental consequences associated with adopting the Vandenberg Air Force Base V AFB 2007 General Plan, and implementing identified military construction MILCON and non-appropriated funds NAF projects under the 30th Space Wings 30 SW Capital Improvements Program CIP. The Programmatic Environmental Assessment PEA, incorporated by reference to this finding, considers all potential impacts of the Proposed Action and No-Action Alternative, both as a solitary action, and cumulatively in conjunction with other projects at VAFB. The PEA analyzes the potential environmental consequences of an identified set of construction projects, representative of future construction projects in the cantonments of V AFB, and provides general environmental protection criteria and guidelines for proposed construction and demolition activities that can be used to avoid adverse environmental impacts. Because the PEA addresses multiple proposed actions within the V AFB cantonments over a 1 0-year period, supplemental environmental impact analyses would occur for each individual action prior to the commitment of funds or irretrievable resources. The supplemental environmental impact analyses would address environmental requirements and cumulative effects specific to each project, including compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act and the Endangered Species Act. The outcome of the individual environmental impact analyses would result in either a categorical exclusion or a supplemental environmental assessment.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE