Environmental Assessment for the General Plan and Maintenance of Patrick Air Force Base, Florida
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The Proposed Action is defined as the implementation of Patrick Air Force Base s PAFB General Plan with required base maintenance in support of the General Plan as well as the 45th Space Wing 45 SW mission. The General Plan is the culmination of the installation s comprehensive planning process that occurs in five-year cycles. The General plan identifies the essential characteristics and capabilities of the base and assesses the potential for development in response to Air Force Space Command s AFSPC commitment to preserve its assets and protect the environment. As part of PAFB s development cycle, facilities will be used, maintained, and eventually demolished when repair costs are greater than new construction, potentially creating the need for replacement facilities. Eight Area Development Plans ADP were identified that sectioned PAFB into the North Beach , Main Base, River Industrial, River Recreational, AirfieldAFTAC, Community Center, MarinaGolf, and a Trail Network. Additionally, integrated into General Plan actions are requirements to maintain the base s infrastructure and grounds. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 NEPA 42 United States Code 4321 et seq., the United States Air Force USAF prepared an Environmental Assessment for PAFB s General Plan and Maintenance General Plan EA. The EA conforms to the Council on Environmental Quality and the U.S. Air Force regulations for implementing NEPA 40 Code of Federal Regulations CFR 1500-1508, and 32 CFR 989, respectively. Only actions within the General Plan that do not have the ability to adversely impact areas of critical environmental concern andor threatened and endangered species or local or regional communities will be covered under this FONSI. The General Plan EA is incorporated by reference.
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