Accession Number : ADA304135

Title :   Environmental Impact Statement. Disposal of K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base, Michigan. Volume 2. Appendices

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE BROOKS AFB TX

PDF Url : ADA304135

Report Date : FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 249

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, cultural resources, and environmental justice. 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. Potential environmental impacts are increased aircraft and traffic-related noise levels, traffic, and emissions of air pollutants over closure baseline conditions. Roadway improvements may be needed to prevent unacceptable traffic congestion. (MM)

Descriptors :   *WATER POLLUTION, *SOIL POLLUTION, *AIR QUALITY, *HAZARDOUS WASTES, *CULTURAL RESOURCES, *WETLANDS, *INSTALLATION RESTORATION, *LAND USE, *NOISE POLLUTION, *BASE CLOSURES, *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS, COMMUNITIES, AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, DECONTAMINATION, TOXIC HAZARDS, WASTE WATER, BIOLOGY, TRAFFIC, HEALTH, GEOLOGY, COMMERCIAL AVIATION, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, GROUND WATER, SOILS, SAFETY, CONTAMINANTS, PAINTS, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, WASTE DISPOSAL, WASTE MANAGEMENT, STORAGE TANKS, ASBESTOS, POLLUTION ABATEMENT, HISTORIC SITES, PUBLIC UTILITIES, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, WATER RESOURCES, LANDFILLS, SOLID WASTES, AIRPORTS, RUNWAYS, AIR TRANSPORTATION, LUMBER, EMISSION CONTROL, RECREATION, RESIDENTIAL SECTION, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, WATER SUPPLIES, PESTICIDES, MICHIGAN, RADON, POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS, LEAD(METAL).

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Civil Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Air Pollution and Control
      Noise Pollution and Control
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Water Pollution and Control
      Pesticides Pollution and Control
      Environmental Health and Safety
      Ecology
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE