Accession Number : ADA293441

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

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA293441

Report Date : JUL 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 551

Abstract : Pursuant to the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, Carswell AFB was recommended for closure by the 1991 commission, but retention of some military operations. The 1993 commission realigned additional military units to Carswell AFB. This EIS was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act to analyze the potential environmental consequences of the disposal of the base and realignment of units added to the base. Although disposal will create few direct impacts, reuse by others will create indirect impacts and realignments will create direct 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. 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.

Descriptors :   *INSTALLATION RESTORATION, *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, CONTROL, AIR FORCE, CLOSURES, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, COMMUNITIES, IMPACT, BIOLOGY, SITES, GEOLOGY, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, SOILS, DOCUMENTS, RESOURCES, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, AIR QUALITY, DISPOSAL, CULTURAL RESOURCES, WATER RESOURCES, LAND USE, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, TEXAS, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, TILES.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE