ASR-11 to Serve Santa Barbara Municipal Airport


SCH Number
Lead Agency
United States Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Document Title
ASR-11 to Serve Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
Document Type
EA - Environmental Assessment
Present Land Use
Airport Facilities Zoning District
Document Description
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is participating with the U.S. Air Force (USAF) in the installation of advanced new radars for airport surveillance. The FAA proposes to install an ASR-11 to serve Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) in Santa Barbara, California. The existing Airport Surveillance Radar, Model 8, (ASR-8) at that airport would be removed after installation and commissioning of the new radar. The proposed ASR-11 system would consist of a primary surveillance radar (PSR) and a monopulse secondary surveillance radar (MSSR) that would be collocated at the preferred site, a 200 ft. x 200 ft. parcel of land at SBA. The total height of the ASR-11 tower structure, including lightning protection rods, would be up to 106 ft. AGL. The ASR-11 radio transmitter and other electronic equipment necessary to operate the radar would be located in a one-story shelter located at the base of the tower. A 135-kilowatt (kW) engine-generator providing secondary electric power (i.e.: in case of failure of the primary power supplied by electric power lines) and a 1,000-gallon double-walled aboveground diesel-fuel tank would be located at the base of the tower. The existing paved ASR-8 access road would be extended about 300 ft. to provide vehicle access to the ASR-11. Electric power and fiber-optic lines would be installed underground for a distance of about 3,500 ft. across the airport to the Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT). The ASR-11 would be unstaffed, and FAA personnel based at the nearest FAA System Support Center (SSC) at SBA would perform the necessary maintenance and repairs. The ASR-11 would not require water service and would not generate wastewater. Construction of the ASR-11 would occur during 2005. Commissioning of the ASR-11 (i.e., formal acceptance of this facility as part of the National Airspace System) is planned for June 2006. After completion of construction and commissioning of the new ASR-11, the existing ASR-8 tower and antenna would be removed.

Contact Information

Jerome Schwartz
Agency Name
Federal Aviation Administration
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
William Moffett Place
Total Acres
State Highways
Goleta Slough

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Transportation:Air/Heliport (Airport Radar)
Local Actions
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Public Services, Recreation, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Airport/Energy Projects, California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Resources Agency, Resources, Recycling and Recovery

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