Proposed Outlying Landing Field (OLF)


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Presentation by Rear Admiral David O. Anderson
Vice Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command to the Hampton Roads Partnership, Sep08

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Proposed Outlying Landing Field (OLF)

  1. 1. Proposed Outlying Landing Field (OLF) Hampton Roads Partnership September 19, 2008
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Future of NAS Oceana </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Requirement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic Opportunities across the Region </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Background 10 Sep 09 Jan Navy sued in Federal District Court Suit alleges Navy violated NEPA by failing to adequately assess environmental Impacts of decision to construct and operate an OLF at Site C Court finds in favor of plaintiffs 23 Feb Navy Publishes Draft SEIS Washington County (Site C) identified as the preferred alternative 24 Jun 18 Feb “ 8 & 2” Homebasing Record of Decision Washington County (Site C) OLF site decision Navy publishes NOI to prepare a Supplemental EIS 2004 2005 2003 Navy publishes Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare a Supplemental EIS 2000 24 Jun 2007 VA announcement regarding additional sites that potentially meet OLF siting criteria 10 Jul NC announcement regarding additional sites that potentially meet OLF siting criteria 13 Sep USFF assessment of sites that potentially meet OLF siting criteria forwarded ASN (I&E) 15 Sep 2008 Navy publishes NOI to prepare a new EIS 22 Jan 09 Apr SECNAV announcement on five new sites that will be carried forward for further analysis in a new EIS June 2009 - Draft EIS April 2010 - Final EIS July 2010 - Record of Decision
  4. 4. I-264 N NAS Oceana
  5. 5. Requirement
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  7. 7. Proposed OLF Sites and Environmental Considerations <ul><li>Proposed sites selected with objective to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimize impacts to landowners and residents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid National Wildlife Areas, wetlands, Important Bird Areas, and Threatened and Endangered species…offers great opportunities for green developments </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. NEPA “Umbrella” for Other Laws & Regs <ul><li>Federal Aviation Act of 1958 </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Aviation Regulation (Parts 71, 73, and 91) </li></ul><ul><li>FAA Handbook Parts 7400.2C and 7110.65 </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1948 </li></ul><ul><li>Clean Water Act of 1977 </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Order 11988 (Floodplain Management) </li></ul><ul><li>Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 </li></ul><ul><li>Resources Conservation & Recovery Act of 1976 </li></ul><ul><li>Solid Waste Disposal Act & Amendments of 1980 </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, and SARA of 1986 </li></ul><ul><li>Endangered Species Act of 1973 </li></ul><ul><li>Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act </li></ul><ul><li>Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1972 </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Order 11990 (Protection of Wetlands) </li></ul><ul><li>Bald Eagle Protection Act </li></ul><ul><li>Clean Air Act </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Order 12088 (Pollution Control Standards) </li></ul><ul><li>National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 </li></ul><ul><li>Protection of Historic and Cultural Properties </li></ul><ul><li>Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) </li></ul><ul><li>Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Order 13007 </li></ul><ul><li>American Indian Religious Freedom Act </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Order 11593 </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Order 12898 (Environmental Justice) </li></ul>Airspace Materials Water Resources Biological Resources Cultural Resources Air Quality Environmental Justice
  9. 9. Direct OLF Economic Opportunities <ul><li>Construction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>24-month timeline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>506 to 631 jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct construction cost of $80.0M </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional economic impact of $100.0M </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Operations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>62 positions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>~$4.2M annual payroll </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An additional $100,000 to $150,000 would be expended annually in service contracts for repair and maintenance of the facility </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Larger goal is to develop economic opportunities that provide benefits beyond the OLF itself while minimizing burdens </li></ul>
  10. 10. Some Green and/or Economic Opportunities Potential OLF SItes Red Cockaded Woodpecker Loblolly Pine Saw Mill Community Forest Distribution Center
  11. 11. Misconceptions We Need to Overcome <ul><ul><li>OLF is only required because of encroachment at NALF Fentress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NAS Oceana is “doomed” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OLF will disrupt or displace churches/hospitals/schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offshore platform/ De-Commissioned CV is a suitable alternative to an ashore OLF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OLF will decrease local property tax base and result in increased taxes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OLF will negatively impact local area fishing and hunting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anyone in the corridor between NAS Oceana and the OLF site will be impacted by jet noise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There is a significant risk of aircraft “crashing” while conducting FCLP training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jet aircraft routinely dump fuel while completing FCLP training </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. USFF POCs Mr. Mark Anthony, Shore Infrastructure Office: 757-836-3699 E-mail: [email_address] Commander Rich Catoire, OLF Project Officer Office: 757-836-6240 E-mail: [email_address] Web site: Comments, Concerns, Ideas, and Questions
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