Proposed Continental Operations Range. United States Air Force.
Draft environmental statement.
AIR FORCE STUDIES AND ANALYSES AGENCY WASHINGTON DC
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This Environmental Statement ES has been prepared pursuant to studies of a Continental Operations Range COR proposed for development in the Great Basin region of the United States by combining on-going range activities in the region. More specifically, the proposed COR is to be implemented by coordinating and integrating the uses of three existing test ranges--Nellis bombing and gunnery range USAF near Las Vegas, Nevada, Hill USAFWendover USAFDugway Army test range complex near Salt Lake City, Utah, and the Fallon test range US Navy near Reno, Nevada. The proposed implementation and use of COR will accommodate the existing levels of activity on these ranges and will involve moderate increases in use of a airspace in the COR region. No new restrictions are to be requested for lands within this region however, the proposed COR will necessitate a restructuring of some of the airspace use in the region with one additional restricted airspace proposed for the Nellis range complex. The nature of the proposed COR activities is essentially the same as the testing and training activities presently conducted at these ranges however, some of these test activities may be redistributed within the area.
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