Accession Number : ADA290411

Title :   Disposal and Reuse of Bergstrom Air Force Base, Texas. Final Environmental Impact Statement.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA290411

Report Date : JUL 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 740

Abstract : Pursuant to the Base Closure and Realignment Act Bergstrom AFB, TX was scheduled for closure 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. Preservation 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 :   *ECONOMIC IMPACT, *WASTE WATER, *WASTE MANAGEMENT, *INSTALLATION RESTORATION, *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS, AIR POLLUTION, GEOLOGY, WATER POLLUTION, CONSTRUCTION, AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, LANDING FIELDS, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, AIR QUALITY, HAZARDOUS WASTES, STORAGE TANKS, ASBESTOS, POLLUTION ABATEMENT, CULTURAL RESOURCES, SITE INVESTIGATIONS, WATER RESOURCES, LAND USE, WASTE RECYCLING, SOLID WASTES, SOIL CLASSIFICATION, EMISSION CONTROL, NOISE POLLUTION, BASE CLOSURES, TEXAS, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, PESTICIDES, EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL, RADON, POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE