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EA analyzes impacts of replacement FSATs at Holloman

  • Published
  • By Air Force Civil Engineer Center
  • Public Affairs

In cooperation with the National Park Service, an Environmental Assessment has been prepared by the Air Force as lead agency, to analyze the impacts of the replacement of QF-4 full scale aerial targets with QF-16 FSATs at Holloman AFB, N.M. The purpose of this project is to field a high-performance and readily available FSAT for land-based pilot and aircrew training using more technologically advanced aircraft as a replacement for the QF-4 FSATs currently being used.

The EA, prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, Council on Environmental Quality regulations and Air Force instructions implementing NEPA, evaluates potential impacts of the alternative actions on the environment including the No Action Alternative. Based on this analysis, the Air Force has prepared a proposed Finding of No Significant Impact.

The Draft EA and proposed FONSI, dated September 2014, are available for review at the following locations:

Alamogordo Public Library
920 Oregon Ave
Alamogordo, NM 88310
(575) 439-4140

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library
200 E. Picacho Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 528-4000

El Paso Public Library
501 N. Oregon
El Paso, TX 79901
(915) 543-5433

Electronic copies of the documents can also be found on the Holloman AFB Website at The general public are encouraged to submit written comments through Oct. 7. Comments should be provided to Public Affairs, 49th Wing Public Affairs, 490 - 1st Street, Bldg. 29 Suite 1520, Holloman AFB, NM 88330, or email

Public Advisory Notice: Public comments on this Draft EA are requested pursuant to NEPA, 42 United States Code 4321, et seq. All written comments received during the comment period will be made available to the public and considered during the final EA preparation. Providing private address information with your comment is voluntary and such personal information will be kept confidential unless release is required by law. However, address information will be used to compile the project mailing list and failure to provide it will result in your name not being included on the mailing list.