In accordance with 32 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 989.19 (3)(e), the Department of the Air Force (DAF) is seeking additional public comments
on the KC-46A Main Operating Base 5 (MOB 5) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) due to the development of significant new information of a relevant nature.
The 45-day public review and comment period extends from January 19, 2024 to March 11, 2024. After the KC-46A MOB 5 Draft EIS was published, the DAF revised
the Floodplain Assessment dated December 11, 2023. The revised assessment identifies that implementation of the KC-46A MOB 5 mission at March Air Reserve Base
(ARB) would result in construction in the floodplain. The Revised Draft EIS is available on the DOCUMENTATION menu item of this website and hard copies of
the EIS are available at the libraries listed below. The Revised Draft EIS and the Revised Draft EIS comment form and additional information are accessible
by clicking the DOCUMENTATION menu item on the website navigation area above.
Please use this website to keep updated on the status of this project.
This website allows the DAF
to share information with the public through the EIS process. During the public review periods, this website will be available to accept
comments from the public on EIS documents (see below). Your participation in this process will assist the DAF with the identification and evaluation
of your environmental concerns regarding the proposed AFRC KC-46A MOB 5 mission.
The DAF invites you to participate in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. Opportunities for public participation in the NEPA process are shown
on the Schedule page. The DAF prepared the Draft EIS and Revised Draft EIS to assess the environmental consequences that could result from the beddown and operation
of 12 Primary Aerospace Vehicles Authorized (PAA) KC-46A aircraft, facility and infrastructure development, and personnel changes at one DAF base in the continental
United States (CONUS) where the AFRC conducts global tanker missions. The Draft EIS, Revised Draft EIS, the NOAs, the comment form and additional information are
accessible by clicking the DOCUMENTATION menu item on the website navigation area above.
The Revised Draft EIS is available at the following libraries:
The Preferred Alternative is:
The Reasonable Alternatives are:
Along with the No Action Alternative, all three beddown alternatives
have been equally evaluated in the EIS.