He also handed the Commission and interested parties copies of
a public comment
he and VSU professors Don Thieme and Can Denizman
had sent to USAF.
Plus the developer still refused to
provide a copy of
the geotechnical report
the Air Force’s Environmental Assessment
says the developer is required to send to the Air Force.
If there is nothing to hide,
if there are no problems with possible developments of the area,
why not share the report?
Two different people report seeing Commissioner Richard Raines
catch Dr. Noll on the way out of the building and ask him
what would be involved in doing the geophysical survey Dr. Noll
repeatedly asked to do.
In regard to the EA and the possibilities to submit comments, it
should also be noted that
the phone number listed in the public announcement was incorrect.
Thus, any attempts to contact Mr. Allen
Richmond, the AFCEC representative, with this published phone number
were unsuccessful. We eventually received the correct phone number
with the help of Moody AFB personnel. While we were able to speak
once with Mr. Richmond and establish email contact, his ability (or
willingness?) to communicate was limited.
After a careful analysis of the report, we have come to the
conclusion that the current EA of the proposed site for military
does not address a number of
commonly found in areas of karst topography. Such areas display
unique geophysical conditions, including the presence of sinkholes
and the potential for future sinkhole formation, as well as
geohydrological conditions that need to be studied more carefully
and in a larger geographical context than currently given in the EA.
Without a more thorough environmental analysis and planning of the
construction phases, the danger exists Continue reading →
To comment, or for more information, contact Mr. Allen Richmond,
AFCEC NEPA Center of Excellence Program Manager, by mail
at AFCEC/CZN, 2261 Hughes Ave., Lackland AFB, TX
78236-9853, or call (210) 395-8885.
No answer at that number when I called it just now.