Programmatic Environmental Assessment High Speed Test Track (HSTT) Operations Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico
49TH CIVIL ENGINEER SQUADRON HOLLOMAN AFB NM
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The High Speed Test Track HSTT at Holloman Air Force Base HAFB is the longest, most precisely aligned, and best instrumented facility of its kind in the world. It is an important element of the Department of Defense Major Range and Test Facility Base MRTFB, which conducts developmental and operational test and evaluation activities in support of DoDD 5000.1 and DoDI 5000.2 for weapons systems acquisition programs. The HSTT is also available for test and evaluation activities required by State or Federal agencies, allied foreign nations, educational research organizations, and commercial entities. The 846th Test Squadron 846 TS operates the HSTT. The 846 TS is part of the 46th Test Group 46 TG, which is a tenant activity at HAFB. This Programmatic Environmental Assessment PEA evaluates all ground-based test and operational activities conducted at the HSTT, except for the Magnetic Levitation Sled Track Operations, which is covered under a separate EA. Through the analysis of test and operational activities and environmental, safety, and health issues associated with those requirements activities that meet 46 TG and 846 TS requirements while protecting and enhancing environmental, safety, and health considerations management actions and best management practices are identified. The results of the Programmatic Environmental Assessment will be incorporated into the HAFB Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan INRMP as revised 2007, and will be used for managing the natural resources and natural infrastructure in association with operation of the HSTT. Activities that are consistent with the analysis in this PEA can be categorically excluded without further National Environmental Policy Act NEPA evaluation.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Environmental Health and Safety