Accession Number:

ADA636056

Title:

Environmental Assessment: Convert Slow Routes 300 and 301 to Instrument Routes

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

PARSONS ENGINEERING SCIENCE INC AUSTIN TX

Report Date:

2007-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

183.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the Proposed Action is to establish a single military training route MTR 1 for which Travis AFB C-17 aircrews can be the primary user for low-level navigation training and 2 for which the Base can assume the originating and scheduling functions. This EA evaluates the No Action Alternative and the Proposed Action. Under the No Action Alternative, Slow Routes SRs 300301 would not be converted to Instrument Routes IR. However, Travis AFB C-17 aircrews would continue to fly SRs 300301 as many as 122 times per year, and C-130s from an Air National Guard unit would accomplish five annual operations on the SRs. Under the Proposed Action, Travis AFB would become the scheduling and coordinating agency for SRs 300301, which would be converted to IRs. Travis AFB C-17 aircrews would fly the IRs as many as 300 times per year and the C-130s would continue to fly the routes about five times a year. Resources considered in the impact analysis were airspace operations to include aircraft safety and birdwildlife aircraft strike hazard noise land use air quality biological resources cultural resources and environmental justice.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE