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[Federal Register: October 28, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 208)]
[Page 58038]
 >From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Department of the Air Force

Record of Decision (ROD) for the Disposal and Reuse of Wurtsmith
Air Force Base (AFB), Michigan

     On August 13, 1999, the Air Force issued the Second Supplemental
Record of Decision (SSROD) for the disposal and reuse of Wurtsmith AFB,
Michigan. The decisions included in this SSROD have been made in
consideration of, but not limited to, the information contained in the
Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the disposal and reuse
of Wurtsmith AFB, filed with the Environmental Protection Agency and
made available to the public on September 24, 1993.
     Wurtsmith AFB closed on June 30, 1993, pursuant to the Defense Base
Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 (10 U.S.C. 2687 note) and the
recommendations of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission.
The FEIS analyzed potential environmental impacts of the Air Force's
disposal options by portraying a variety of potential land uses to
cover a range of reasonably foreseeable future uses of the property and
facilities by others.
     The Air Force issued a ROD on December 12, 1994 and a Supplemental
ROD on July 7, 1996 that documented decisions regarding the intended
disposal of Government-owned property at the base. Since the issuance
of the ROD and SROD, changing governmental priorities and economic
situations have required modifications to some of the Air Force's
disposal decisions.
     Approximately 33 acres and 18 facilities in Parcels 20, 28, 31, 33
and 38 at the former base will be made available to the Charter
Township of Oscoda (``Township'') for inclusion in the no-cost rural
Economic Development Conveyance (EDC). Any property not conveyed
through the EDC will be made available for public sale. Formerly, the
property was identified in the Supplemental ROD (SROD) for disposal
through public benefit conveyances or public sale.
     The Air Force will terminate its lease on the Township-owned land
upon which Buildings 225, 245, 500, 305, 420, 445, and 1608 are located
and the buildings will become the property of the Township. Formerly,
the Air Force was to have terminated its leasehold interest in the
property and offered the property for public sale, with proceeds
apportioned with the Township in a mutually agreed upon manner.
     The implementation of these conversion activities and associated
environmental mitigation measures will proceed with minimal adverse
impact to the environmental. This action conforms with applicable
Federal, State, and local statutes and regulations, and all reasonable
and practical efforts have been incorporated to minimize harm to the
local public and the environment. The analyses contained in the FEIS
are still valid.
     Any questions regarding this matter may be directed to Mr. John P.
Carr, Program Manager at (703) 696-5547. Correspondence should be sent
to AFBCA/DB, 1700 North Moore Street, Suite 2300, Arlington, VA 22209-
Janet A. Long,
Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 99-28223 Filed 10-27-99; 8:45 am]

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