Shaw Air Force Base Infrastructure Project Environmental Assessment
20TH CIVIL ENGINEER SQUADRON SHAW AFB SC
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The United States Air Force Air Force proposes to execute a Base Infrastructure Project and evaluate an additional site for Headquarters HQ of United States Army Central USARCENT on the west side of the base. Components of the Base Infrastructure Project would include acquisition of approximately 46 acres of land immediately north of the base, construction of approximately 10,600 linear feet of roads, demolition of approximately 1,800 linear feet of existing roads, construction of additional fencing and an entry control facility, and relocation of three golf course holes. No additional personnel would be located at Shaw AFB as a result of the Base Infrastructure Project, and total construction expenditures would be roughly 8.3 million. Siting of the USARCENT command HQ building on the west side of the base would result in no additional personnel being located at Shaw AFB beyond the 1,518 analyzed under the environmental analysis EA for the implementation of Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission BRAC recommendations at Shaw AFB, S.C., which is hereby incorporated by reference. Construction expenses would be higher than those analyzed under the BRAC EA due to the relocation of four structures currently located at the proposed action USARCENT command HQ building. This EA analyzes the impacts associated with implementation of the proposed action, one alternative, and the no action alternative. The alternative action would construct the USARCENT command HQ building just west of the proposed action site, on the opposite side of Shaw Drive, which would require relocation of five structures. Under the No Action alternative, the Base Infrastructure Project would not go forward, but the actions described in the BRAC EA would go forward, with the USARCENT command HQ building being constructed on the east side of the base.
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