Accession Number : ADA267678

Title :   Environmental Impact Analysis Process. Preliminary Draft. Environmental Impact Statement for the Realignment of March Air Force Base, November 1989.

Corporate Author : STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND OFFUTT AFB NE

Report Date : NOV 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 298

Abstract : The action evaluated in this DEIS is the realignment of March AFB. Potential environment impacts associated with the realignment action involve insignificant increases in air emissions, solid wastes, and transportation. There will be a slight but insignificant loss of riparian vegetation. The supply of water and the number of housing units that will be needed will create no significant impacts. Noise impacts will be considerably reduced; this will have a corresponding impact on land use near the base. Control of off-base development, however, will remain the responsibility of the local communities. The risk of spills and possible site contamination related to the generation, storage, and handling of hazardous wastes is an adverse impact. The increased generation of hazardous wastes will also result in an increased risk related to transport of the wastes offsite for treatment and disposal. These impacts will be minimized by following the guidelines in the March AFB Hazardous Waste Management Plan.

Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS, *AIR FORCE FACILITIES, LAND USE, AIR QUALITY, WATER QUALITY, TRANSPORTATION, NOISE, CLIMATE, ECOLOGY, HAZARDOUS WASTES.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Air Pollution and Control
      Noise Pollution and Control
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE