Final Environmental Assessment, Construct Guard House at Cape Cod Air Force Station, Massachusetts
AIR FORCE CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE BROOKS AFB TX
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This Final EA has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act NEPA of 1969, as amended. This EA assesses the potential environmental impacts of implementing antiterrorismforce protection measures through construction of a guard house with automated entry control system on the installations entry road. Resource areas analyzed include air quality, geological resources, water resources, biological resources, cultural resources, aesthetics noise, environmental justice, and hazardous materials. In addition to the Proposed Action, the No Action Alternative was also analyzed in the EA. No significant impacts were identified during the analysis. The following is a summary of the environmental consequences of the Proposed Action. There would be short-term but not a significant increase in air emissions from construction there would be no long-term impacts. There would be short-term but not a significant disturbance to soils from digging during construction there would be no long-term impacts. No surface waters would be disturbed during the construction the depth to groundwater is sufficient so no impacts would occur. There would be no impacts to wetlands or threatened or endangered species. There would be a short-term disturbance to vegetation from digging during construction vegetation would be reestablished after construction. Some wildlife may be displaced during construction but would readily return after construction is complete. There would be no impact to cultural resources and a minimal change in the visual appearance of the entrance road. Noise levels would temporarily increase during construction but since it would take place during daytime hours and be for a limited timeframe impacts would not be significant. There would be no impacts to low-income or minority populations. There would be a short-term increase in the use of fuels and oils in construction equipment impacts would not be significant.
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