Environmental Assessment for Tower Construction at the Brandywine Communication Receiver Site, Prince George's County, Maryland
GEO MARINE INC NEWPORT NEWS VA
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The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command RDECOM proposes to construct an 824-foot tower at the Brandywine Communications Receiver Site which is owned and operated by the 789th Communications Squadron, Andrews Air Force Base AFB, Maryland. The advent of the global war on terrorism and ongoing homeland security mission analyses have highlighted a need to refine the communications infrastructure in the National Capital Region, the geographic area containing military installations in the Washington D.C. region. Four alternatives were considered. The proposed action is to install the tower southeast of the central building facility on the Brandywine Site. The action alternatives are to install the tower southwest and northwest of the central building facility. Under the no action alternative, no tower construction would occur on the Brandywine Site. This EA identifies and analyzes potential effects on the natural and human environment in sufficient detail to determine the significance of impacts on the affected environment. The proposed action would be conducted on the Brandywine Site. The potential environmental effects of the proposed action would be those associated with tower construction and operation of associated facilities. Although construction and installation activities would affect the natural and human environment, impacts would be short-term and minor with no adverse cumulative impacts.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Environmental Health and Safety