Accession Number : ADA290142

Title :   Disposal and Reuse of Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base, Missouri. Final Environmental Impact Statement.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA290142

Report Date : JUL 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 541

Abstract : Pursuant to the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base is scheduled for realignment on September 30,1994. This EIS, prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, analyzes potential environmental impacts of disposal. Although disposal will have few direct effects, future use by others will create indirect effects. The document includes analyses of potential impacts a range of reasonable foreseeable reuses could have on local land use and aesthetics, transportation, utilities, hazardous materials/wastes, geology and soils, water resources, air quality, noise, biological resources, and cultural resources. All reuse alternatives, including the Proposed Action and the No-Action Alternative, incorporate aviation and industrial land use areas. Potential impacts associated with the Proposed Action include increase air emissions, wetlands impacts and one building eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Preservation covenant within the 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 :   *AIR POLLUTION, *HAZARDOUS WASTES, *INSTALLATION RESTORATION, *PESTICIDES, *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS, DATA BASES, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, GEOLOGY, DRAINAGE, SURFACE WATERS, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, INDUSTRIAL PLANTS, AIR QUALITY, WASTE DISPOSAL, WASTE MANAGEMENT, STORAGE TANKS, ASBESTOS, CULTURAL RESOURCES, SITE INVESTIGATIONS, WETLANDS, WATER RESOURCES, LAND USE, WASTE RECYCLING, AIRPORTS, AIR TRANSPORTATION, SOIL CLASSIFICATION, EMISSION CONTROL, NOISE POLLUTION, BASE CLOSURES, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL, RADON, POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS, MISSOURI.

Subject Categories : Air Pollution and Control
      Noise Pollution and Control
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Water Pollution and Control
      Pesticides Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE