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Construct Troop Formation Center Environmental Assessment Cape Cod Air Force Station, Massachusetts

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This Environmental Assessment 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 constructing a Troop Formation Center TFC at Cape Cod Air Force Station CCAFS, Massachusetts. 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. The small boilerfurnace to heat the facility during winter months will produce an increase in air emissions on the installation but the increase would not produce a significant long-term impact. 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. The installation of an aboveground heating fuel tank will require an amendment to the CCAFS Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Plan impacts would not be significant. 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 visual appearance.

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

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