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PUBLIC NOTICE ** Draft Environmental Assessment for Atmospheric Interceptor Technology (a i t) test program proposed for Kodiak, Alaska, available now!


    Environmental Management Branch (AXFV) - The environmental analysis arm of the Space & Missile Systems Center (SMC) located at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, California. We are part of the Acquisition Civil Engineer under the Directorate of Acquisition Systems.    
  • Inspire the Space & Missile Systems Center (SMC) to achieve environmental excellence.
  • Meet the spirit and intent of environmental laws by making our space program decisions a model for environmental leadership.
  • Reduce the risk to System Program Offices (SPOs) of having their programs stopped or delayed for environmental reasons.
    Key Activities    
  • Managing the Environmental Impact Analysis Process (EIAP) for SMC projects and programs. See NEPA Projects.
  • Training SMC program staff on implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). See NEPA Training.
  • Assessment of space related environmental impacts. See Studies.
  • Serving as the secretary for SMC's Environmental Protection Committee (EPC). See EPC.
    Performance Measures - Our policy is to maintain a customer focus. Performance is assessed by several measures. AXFV has also received numerous awards. See Performance Measures and Awards.    
    Staff - Composed of environmental engineers and scientists with a wide array of experience in the environmental compliance and environmental-impact-analysis disciplines. See Our People.    

National Environmental Policy Act Projects

Information is provided here on in-progress and completed National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) projects. Summaries and/or complete copies of NEPA documents are provided. Included are:

  • Information on in-progress projects
  • Environmental Impact Statements (EIS)
  • Environmental Assessments (EA)
  • Environmental Reports (Overseas)
  • Mitigation Reports
  • Categorical Exclusions
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Training on the National Environmental Policy Act

An interactive multimedia course was created to train SMC staff on how we should treat the environment and how to the implement the National Environmental Policy Act. The following information is provided:

  • Description of NEPA Multimedia Course
  • Example Narration, Photos and Movies
  • Availability and Who to Contact
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Environmental Tools for System Program Offices (SPOs)

Environmental information and tools are provided here for the System Program Offices (SPOs). This helps SMC staff meet the spirit and intent of environmental laws and reduces the risk having programs stopped or delayed for environmental reasons. Included are:

  • Single Aquisition Management Plan (SAMP)
  • Request for Environmental Analysis (AF 813)
  • Acquisition Reform issues
  • Contract information
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Assessment of Space Related Environmental Impacts through Studies

The Air Force is investigating several areas where there is insufficient information to determine environmental impact from our space programs. Studies include:

  • Contribution of rockets to ozone depletion in the stratosphere. Since ozone in the stratosphere blocks harmful UV radiation, the Air Force is aggressively assessing the extent of any impacts as well as investigating possible solutions.
  • Impact of deorbiting debris from satellites on stratospheric ozone.
  • Impact of sonic booms on fauna.
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Important Links
U.S. Air Force / Department of Defense
Other Government Agencies
Environmental Organizations
Environmental Information & Data Links
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