Final Environmental Assessment for C-17 Beddown at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska
CH2M HILL ANCHORAGE AK
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The purpose of the Proposed Action is to bring the USAF Alaska airlift capabilities to state-of-the-art standards and increase capacity through the addition of new C-17 aircraft. The Proposed Action involves replacing the 18 existing C-130 cargo aircraft fleet with 8 new C-17 aircraft, routine aircraft operations both mission- and training-related, and the construction and use of support facilities on EAFB. The C-130 aircraft are scheduled to depart EAFB in 2006 and the C-17 aircraft are scheduled to arrive in 2007. New facilities would be constructed in a phased approach in an effort to minimize impacts to normal base operations. In addition to the Proposed Action, the no action alternative was analyzed, as required by the Council for Environmental Quality regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act NEPA 40 Code of Federal Regulations 1500-1508. Under the no action alternative, the USAF would not beddown the C-17 aircraft at EAFB.
- Transport Aircraft
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Environmental Health and Safety