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    AUGUST 2011



    21 SOPS 21st Space Operations Squadron 22 SOPS 22nd Space Operations Squadron 50 SW 50th Space Wing 750 SGP 750th Space Group μg/m3 micrograms per cubic meter ACHP Advisory Council on Historic

    Preservation ACM asbestos-containing materials AFB Air Force Base AFI Air Force Instruction AFOSH Air Force Occupational and

    Environmental Safety, Fire Protection, and Health

    AFPAM Air Force Pamphlet AFPD Air Force Policy Directive AFS Air Force Station AFSCN Air Force Satellite Control

    Network AFWA Air Force Weather Agency AOC Area of Concern APE Area of Potential Effect AQCR Air Quality Control Region ARPA Archaeological Resource

    Protection Act AST aboveground storage tank BMP Best Management Practice CAA Clean Air Act CE Civil Engineering CEO Civil Engineering Operations CEQ Council on Environmental Quality CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental

    Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

    CESQG conditionally exempt small- quantity generator

    CFR Code of Federal Regulations CGP Construction General Permit CO carbon monoxide CO2 carbon dioxide CWA Clean Water Act CZM Coastal Zone Management CZMA Coastal Zone Management Act dBA A-weighted decibel Det 3 Detachment 3 Det 4 Detachment 4

    DLNR Department of Land and Natural Resources

    DOD Department of Defense DOFAW Division of Forestry and Wildlife DOH Department of Health EA Environmental Assessment EIAP Environmental Impact Analysis

    Process EIS Environmental Impact Statement EISA Energy Independence and Security

    Act ELG Effluent Limitations Guidelines EO Executive Order EPCRA Emergency Planning and

    Community Right to Know Act ERP Environmental Restoration

    Program ESA Endangered Species Act ESCP erosion-and-sediment-control plan FAA Federal Aviation Administration FEMA Federal Emergency Management

    Agency FIFRA Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and

    Rodenticide Act FIRM Flood Insurance Rate Map FONSI Finding of No Significant Impact FPPA Farmland Protection Policy Act FR Federal Register ft2 square feet FY Fiscal Year GHG greenhouse gas HABS Historic American Buildings

    Survey HAP hazardous air pollutant HAR Hawai‘i Administrative Rules HEPA Hawai‘i Environmental Policy Act HRS Hawai‘i Revised Statutes HSWA Hazardous and Solid Waste

    Amendments HTS Hawai‘i Tracking Station HUD U.S. Department of Housing and

    Urban Development HVAC heating, ventilation, and air


  • ICRMP Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plan

    IICEP Interagency and Intergovernmental Coordination for Environmental Planning

    IPM Integrated Pest Management IPMP Integrated Pest Management Plan ISOON Improved Solar Observing Optical

    Network KPSTS Ka‘ena Point Satellite Tracking

    Station lbs/ft2 pounds per square feet LBP lead-based paint LEED Leadership in Energy and

    Environmental Design LID low-impact development MBTA Migratory Bird Treaty Act mg/m3 milligrams per cubic meter MOA Memorandum of Agreement MOU Memorandum of Understanding MS4 municipal storm sewer system MSA Metropolitan Statistical Area MSDS Material Safety Data Sheets MSL mean sea level NAAQS National Ambient Air Quality

    Standards NAGPRA Native American Graves

    Protection and Repatriation Act NAR Natural Area Reserve NEPA National Environmental Policy Act NHPA National Historic Preservation Act NOx nitrogen oxides NPDES National Pollutant Discharge

    Elimination System NRCS Natural Resources Conservation

    Service NRHP National Register of Historic

    Places O3 ozone OSHA Occupational Safety and Health

    Administration PAH polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons PA/SI Preliminary Assessment/Site

    Investigation Pb lead percent g percentage of the force of gravity PM2.5 particulate matter equal to or less

    than 2.5 microns in diameter

    PM10 particulate matter equal to or less than 10 microns in diameter

    ppb parts per billion ppm parts per million POL petroleum, oil, and lubricants PSD Prevention of Significant

    Deterioration PWC Public Works Center RBC Remote Block Change RCRA Resource Conservation and

    Recovery Act RFR radio frequency radiation RI remedial investigation SAAQS State Ambient Air Quality

    Standards SARA Superfund Amendments and

    Reauthorization Act SCP Sustainable Communities Plan SDWA Safe Drinking Water Act SGLS Space Ground Link Subsystem SHPD State Historic Preservation

    Division SHPO State Historic Preservation Office SIP State Implementation Plan SMA Special Management Area SO2 sulfur dioxide SSPP Strategic Sustainability

    Performance Plan SWMP Storm Water Management Plan TMDL Total Maximum Daily Load TPH total petroleum hydrocarbons tpy tons per year TSCA Toxic Substance Control Act USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USAF U.S. Air Force U.S.C. United States Code USEPA U.S. Environmental Protection

    Agency USFWS U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service USGS U.S. Geological Survey UST underground storage tank VOC volatile organic compound




    Responsible Agencies: U.S. Air Force (USAF); Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment; 7 Detachment 3 (Det 3), 21st Space Operations Squadron (21 SOPS); 50th Space Wing (50 SW); and 8 Department of Defense (DOD). 9

    Affected Location: Ka‘ena Point Satellite Tracking Station (KPSTS), O‘ahu, Hawai‘i. 10

    Report Designation: Draft Environmental Assessment (EA). 11

    Abstract: Under the Proposed Action, the USAF would demolish nine existing buildings and construct a 12 Civil Engineering (CE) storage facility (“CE Storage Building”) at KPSTS. All of the existing buildings 13 proposed for demolition are currently underutilized, in poor condition, and costly to maintain. 14 Demolition of the nine existing facilities and construction of a new CE Storage Building would be 15 completed in phases during a 12-month period. Upon completion of demolition activities, the areas of the 16 demolished facilities would be restored (i.e., revegetated), as appropriate. The new CE Storage Building 17 would be approximately 2,600 square feet (ft2) and would include a new vehicle bay. The new building 18 would be constructed in the area where Buildings 16, 17, and 18 were previously located. The new CE 19 Storage Building would replace Buildings 14, 16, 17, and 18 and would be used as a consolidated storage 20 and maintenance facility. Construction activities and materials would promote as many Leadership in 21 Energy and Environmental Design points as possible to demonstrate good environmental stewardship. 22 Upon completion of the Proposed Action, there would be an overall decrease in impervious surface area 23 at KPSTS (approximately 5,392 ft2). The decrease in impervious surfaces would provide more surface 24 area for storm water permeation into the ground and would, thereby, permanently decrease sheet flow 25 runoff into the storm water drainage system. 26

    KPSTS is a radio receiving and transmitting facility that occupies approximately 153 acres of land leased 27 from the State of Hawai‘i, including easements and rights-of-way. KPSTS was originally established in 28 1958 to support the Discover Satellite (Corona) Program. KPSTS included antennas for acquisition, 29 telemetry reception, and space vehicle command. Through the years, KPSTS has also supported other 30 DOD space programs, including a satellite communications network (i.e., Advent), the Missile Detection 31 and Alarm System, the Satellite and Missile Observation System, and the North American Aerospace 32 Defense command. The current mission of KPSTS is to provide uninterrupted support (i.e., telemetry, 33 tracking, command, and data retrieval functions) for DOD space vehicles and other high-priority space 34 programs supported by the Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN). KPSTS is one of eight 35 satellite tracking stations that make up the common user segment of the AFSCN. 36

    In June 1997, Detachment 6, 750th Space Group (750 SGP) was redesignated as Detachment 4 (Det 4), 37 22 Space Operations Squadron (22 SOPS) of the 50 SW due to the realignment of the 750 SGP. Until 38 2003, KPSTS was under the stewardship of the 15th Airlift Wing (formerly the 15th Air Base Wing) at 39 Hickam Air Force Base (AFB) O‘ahu, Hawai‘i. In October 2010, Det 4, 22 SOPS was redesignated as 40 Det 3, 21 SOPS. KPSTS is currently managed and operated by Det 3, 21 SOPS of the 50 SW, 14th Air 41 Force, and U.S. Air Force Space Command. The 50 SW, based at Schriever AFB, Colorado, is 42 responsible for the on-orbit control and evaluation of DOD space vehicles. 43

  • This EA analyzes and documents potential environmental consequences associated with the Proposed 1 Action and alternatives, including the No Action Alternative, on the following general impact topics: 2 noise, air quality, land use (including recreation), geological resource