Accession Number : ADA207201

Title :   Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Peacekeeper Rail Garrison Program. Executive Summary

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA207201

Report Date : JUN 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : The U.S. Air Force proposes to deploy 50 Peacekeeper missiles on 25 trains, which will be based at F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming, and at up to ten other garrison installations. If the Peacekeeper Rail Garrison system is approved for deployment, F.E. Warren AFB would be the Main Operating Base (MOB) and the first garrison installation. After the Final EIS is filed, the other garrison installations to be used would be selected from the ten candidates and the decision would be documented in one or more Records of Decision. Up to four trains could be deployed at each selected garrison installation. Peacekeeper missiles would be assembled and integrated onto the missile launch cars at F.E. Warren AFB and then dispatched to other selected garrison installations. Potential environmental impacts associated with both of these actions are considered in the DEIS under the following environmental resource categories: socieoconomics, utilities, transportation, land use, cultural, biological, water, geology and soils, air quality, and noise. In addition, national economic impacts, national railroad transportation impacts, and safety considerations are discussed. Finally, mitigation measures that can be taken to rehabilitate or restore the affected environment or to reduce significant adverse impacts are identified.

Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS, *GUIDED MISSILE LAUNCHERS, *SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES, ECONOMIC IMPACT, BIOLOGY, RAIL TRANSPORTATION, WATER, RAILS, GEOLOGY, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, SOILS, SAFETY, ADVERSE CONDITIONS, LAUNCHING, RESOURCES, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, NOISE, RECORDS, AIR QUALITY, PUBLIC UTILITIES, LAND USE, REHABILITATION, DECISION MAKING, WYOMING, AIR FORCE, DEPLOYMENT

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE