Draft EA, FONSI for A-29 light air support training beddown available

  • Published
  • By Air Force Civil Engineer Center
An environmental assessment, or EA, has been prepared to analyze the impacts of the A-29 Light Air Support Training Beddown at one of three alternative locations: Moody Air Force Base, Ga.; Mountain Home AFB, Idaho; or Shaw AFB, S.C.

The purpose of this project is to provide training to Afghan Air Force, or AAF, pilots and maintenance personnel on the A-29 Super Tucano LAS aircraft. AAF pilots would be trained utilizing existing airspace, ranges and military training routes, and in accordance with general flight rules.

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 action on the environment at each alternative location, including the No Action Alternative.

Based on this analysis, the Air Force has prepared a proposed Finding of No Significant Impact, or FONSI. The Draft EA and proposed FONSI, dated July 2014, are available for review at the following locations:

South Georgia Regional Library
300 Woodrow Wilson Dr.
Valdosta, GA 31602

Lanier County Library
124 South Valdosta Road
Lakeland, GA 31635

Ida Hilton Public Library
1105 North Way
Darien, GA 31305

Mountain Home Public Library
790 N 10th E Street
Mountain Home, ID 83647

Mountain Home AFB Library
480 5th Avenue, Building 100
Mountain Home AFB, ID 83648

Sumter County Library
111 North Harvin Street
Sumter, SC 29150

Electronic copies of the documents can also be found here.
You are encouraged to submit comments through Aug. 20, 2014. Comments should be provided to AFCEC/CZN, Attn: A-29 LAS, 2661 Hughes Ave, Ste. 155, JBSA-Lackland, TX 78236-9853. They can also be sent electronically to afcec.czn.nepacenter@us.af.mil.

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.