Accession Number : ADA269152

Title :   Environmental Assessment of the Realignment of Units at McChord Air Force Base, Washington.

Corporate Author : MILITARY AIRLIFT COMMAND SCOTT AFB IL

Report Date : NOV 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 101

Abstract : The action for this Environmental Assessment (EA) consists of the realignment of various aircraft and manpower authorization assets from Norton AFB to McChord AFB. The relocation actions will include transfers of personnel authorizations, aircraft, and various other equipment and material. Additional basing changes at McChord AFB also are assessed in order to identify possible cumulative impacts. The EA assesses the environmental impacts associated with the action. The areas of potential impact analyzed are air quality, noise, hazardous materials, wastes and stored fuels, water resources, vegetation and wildlife resources, threatened and endangered species, cultural resources, land use, and socioeconomics. The EA describes the baseline conditions, potential environmental impacts (beneficial and adverse), and possible mitigations of adverse impacts. The Base Closure and Realignment Act specifically exempts this EA from considering the need, purpose, or reason for the realignment from Norton AFB to McChord AFB.

Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, *AIR FORCE FACILITIES, AIR QUALITY, CLOSURES, ENDANGERED SPECIES, FUELS, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, LAND USE, MANPOWER, NOISE, PERSONNEL, RELOCATION, VEGETATION, WASTES, WATER RESOURCES, WILDLIFE.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE