Environmental Assessment: Installation Development at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma
SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP SAN ANTONIO TX
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The 71st Flying Training Wing at Vance Air Force Base AFB, Oklahoma proposes to implement installation development projects based on the current Capital Improvements Program CIP and the requirements of the Base Realignment and Closure BRAC program as it relates to Vance AFB. The components of the current CIP include new building construction and alteration, replacement of old buildings, and demolition of some existing facilities. The proposed action is necessary at this time because there is a lack of available adequate facilities on Vance AFB. The proposed action would provide the necessary facilities to accomplish the mission of the 71st Flying Training Wing. New building and pavement construction, renovation, and building and pavement demolition would occur based on BRAC-related recommendations. An increase in personnel and aircraft would also occur based on the BRAC recommendations. One action alternative is presented, which establishes and evaluates a potential development capability of Vance AFB. Implementation of this alternative would include developing Vance AFB facilities to the maximum capability of the installation, increasing the number of assigned personnel to the bases potential capability, and conducting flying operations at maximum sustainable levels. Resources considered in the impact analysis were noise, airspace management and air traffic control, land use, earth resources, water resources, hazardous materials and waste, biological resources, utilities and infrastructure socioeconomics and environmental justice, air quality, and cultural resources.
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Environmental Health and Safety