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Environmental Assessment: Grade and Pave Shoulders on Runway 15/33 Westover Air Reserve Base, MA

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This Finding of No Significant Impact FONSI was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Council on Environmental Quality CEQ regulations 40 Code of Federal Regulations CFR 1500-1508, and the Air Force Environmental Impact Analysis Process 32 CFR 989. The decisions included in this FONSI are based upon information contained in the Environmental Assessment EA, Grade and Pave Shoulders on Runway 1533, at Westover Air Reserve Base WARB, Massachusetts. The EA analyzed potential environmental consequences that could result from implementation of the Proposed Action, two sequencing Alternatives, or the No Action Alternative. Description of Proposed Action and Alternatives Purpose of and Need for the Proposed Action The Air Force Reserve Command AFRC of the United States Air Force proposes to grade and pave 25 and grade and seed approximately 175 ofthe shoulders along the entire length of Runway 1533 at W ARB. This would be done while repairing the pavement improving drainage structures and replacing lighting associated with Runway 1533. The latter tasks are excluded from further environmental impact analysis as routine facility maintenance and repair that does not involve disturbing significant quantities of hazardous materials such as asbestos and lead based paint. The sequence of the work in the Proposed Action is all work for Phase 1 at the intersection of the runways, then Phase YG west ofthe intersection then Phase Pad 33 east ofthe intersection. The purpose of the proposed action is to conduct repairs and to correct deficiencies to ensure that Runway 1533 is available for safe aircraft operations to carry out the mission and support civil aviation at W ARB, a joint use airfield.

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  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
  • Navigation and Guidance

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