Accession Number : ADA338976

Title :   Record of Decision: Strategic Target System Program

Corporate Author : ARMY STRATEGIC DEFENSE COMMAND ARLINGTON VA

PDF Url : ADA338976

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Pursuant to Council on Environmental Quality regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act, this document records the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO) decision to implement the Strategic Target System program at the Kauai Test Facility (KTF) located on the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), Kauai, Hawaii. The PMRF has been used for fleet training operations and for research and development activities. In addition PMRF launch facilities are used to launch test flights of tactical missiles and other projectiles. The KTF has been the site of more than 300 rocket launches since the facility was first established for that purpose in 1962. The PMRF has launched approximately 800 rockets and targets during the same period. The proposed action will increase these activities by four launches each year over the next ten years. Based on the findings of the EIS, a mitigation plan has been developed which when fully executed, will avoid or reduce to nonsignificant levels environmental impacts resulting from implementation of the Proposed Action.

Descriptors :   *STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE, *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS, *LAUNCHING SITES, FLIGHT TESTING, AIR POLLUTION, WATER POLLUTION, GUIDED MISSILE RANGES, SOIL POLLUTION, TACTICAL WEAPONS, GUIDED MISSILE TARGETS, NOISE POLLUTION, NAVAL TRAINING, LAUNCH VEHICLES.

Subject Categories : Antimissile Defense Systems
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE