Accession Number : ADA290053

Title :   Disposal and Reuse of Castle Air Force Base, California. Final Environmental Impact Statement.

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA290053

Report Date : NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 791

Abstract : On April 12, 1991. Castle AFB was announced for closure pursuant to the Base Closure and Realignment Act. The base is scheduled to close in September 1995. This EIS was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act to analyze the potential environmental consequences of the disposal of the base. Although disposal will create few direct impacts, reuse by others will create indirect impacts. The EIS analyzes the effects a range of reasonable foreseeable alternative reuses may have on the local community; including land use and aesthetics, transportation, utilities, hazardous materials/wastes, geology and soils, water resources, air quality, noise, biological resources, and cultural resources. The document also addresses use of emission conformity offsets to support Navy realignment impacts at NAS Lemoore in addition to the impacts that would result from reuse of Castle AFB. Presentation covenants within the disposal document could eliminate or reduce any negative environmental 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 :   *WASTE WATER, *COMMERCIAL AVIATION, *POLLUTION ABATEMENT, *INSTALLATION RESTORATION, *SOLID WASTES, *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS, CLOSURES, AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, AIR POLLUTION, POPULATION, GEOLOGY, GROUND WATER, SURFACE WATERS, CALIFORNIA, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, GROUND TRAFFIC, AIR QUALITY, WASTE DISPOSAL, HAZARDOUS WASTES, STORAGE TANKS, ASBESTOS, CULTURAL RESOURCES, SITE INVESTIGATIONS, WETLANDS, WATER RESOURCES, ENDANGERED SPECIES, LAND USE, WASTE RECYCLING, RUNWAYS, SOIL CLASSIFICATION, NOISE POLLUTION, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, PESTICIDES, INVENTORY ANALYSIS, RADON, POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE