Accession Number : ADA290044

Title :   Disposal and Reuse of Williams Air Force Base, Arizona. Final Environmental Impact Statement.

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA290044

Report Date : JUN 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 870

Abstract : Pursuant to the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, Williams AFB was closed on September 30,1993. This EIS, prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, analyzes the potential environmental impacts of disposal of the base. Although disposal will have few direct effects, future use by others will create indirect effects. The document includes analyses of potential impacts of a range of reasonable foreseeable reuses on the local land use and aesthetics, transportation, utilities, hazardous materials/wastes, geology and soils, water resources, air quality, noise, biological resources, and cultural resources. Potential environmental impacts are increased noise levels, traffic, and emissions of air pollutants over baseline conditions. Redevelopment could cause wind and water erosion, and would require preventive measures. Wetland acreage could be lost due to implementation of reuse alternatives. If impact avoidance is not viable, mitigation by replacement, restoration, or enhancement is possible. Cultural resources could be impacted by conveying the property to a non-federal entity and by ground disturbance. Preservation covenants within disposal documents could eliminate or reduce these effects to a non-adverse level. Because the Air Force is disposing of the property, some of the mitigation measures are beyond Air Force control. Remediation of Installation Restoration Program sites will continue to be the responsibility of the Air Force. -BKA

Descriptors :   *ECONOMIC IMPACT, *WASTE WATER, *AIR POLLUTION, *HAZARDOUS WASTES, *INSTALLATION RESTORATION, *NOISE POLLUTION, *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS, TRANSPORTATION, CLOSURES, GEOLOGY, COMMERCIAL AVIATION, GROUND WATER, BASE LINES, SURFACE WATERS, ARIZONA, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, AIR QUALITY, WASTE DISPOSAL, STORAGE TANKS, ASBESTOS, POLLUTION ABATEMENT, CULTURAL RESOURCES, SITE INVESTIGATIONS, WETLANDS, WATER RESOURCES, LAND USE, LANDFILLS, WASTE RECYCLING, SOLID WASTES, RUNWAYS, SOIL CLASSIFICATION, EMISSION CONTROL, BASE CLOSURES, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, PESTICIDES, EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL, NATURAL GAS, RADON, POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS, WATER EROSION.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Air Pollution and Control
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE