Accession Number : ADA300955

Title :   Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal of K. I. Sawyer Air Force Base, Michigan.

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA300955

Report Date : NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 727

Abstract : Pursuant to the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act, K. I. Sawyer AFB was closed in September 1995. This Environmental Impact Statement has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act to analyze the potential environmental consequences of the disposal and reasonable alternatives for reuse of the base. The document includes analyses of community setting, land use and aesthetics, transportation, utilities, hazardous materials and hazardous waste management, geology and soils, water resources, air quality, noise, biological resources, and cultural resources. Four reuse alternatives were examined: a Proposed Action that features air cargo, regional aircraft maintenance, regional passenger, and general aviation uses of the runway with an industrial component being developed in the military family housing area; an International Wayport Alternative that consists of international passenger, air cargo, and aircraft maintenance uses, as well as regional passenger and general aviation uses, and a large residential area; a Commercial Aviation Alternative that proposes a regional commercial airport with an Upper Peninsula vocational/educational training facility; and a Recreation Alternative that would retain more than 80 percent of the base for public facilities recreation land uses. All alternatives include industrial, institutional, commercial, and residential uses. A No-Action Alternative, which would entail no reuse of the base property, was also evaluated.

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, *CULTURAL RESOURCES, *HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS, SETTING(ADJUSTING), INDUSTRIES, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, BIOLOGY, FAMILY MEMBERS, GEOLOGY, COMMERCIAL AVIATION, AERONAUTICS, SOILS, RESOURCES, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, AIR QUALITY, WASTE MANAGEMENT, DISPOSAL, WATER RESOURCES, LAND USE, RUNWAYS, AIR TRANSPORTATION, PASSENGERS, RECREATION, LAND AREAS, RESIDENTIAL SECTION, HOUSING(DWELLINGS).

Subject Categories : Environmental Health and Safety
      Commercial and General Aviation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE