KC-46A Main Operating Base 5 Environmental Impact Statement

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
United States Air Force (USAF)
Document Title
KC-46A Main Operating Base 5 Environmental Impact Statement
Document Type
NOI - Notice of Intent
Present Land Use
Air Force Base
Document Description
The U.S. Department of the Air Force (DAF) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental consequences associated with the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) KC-46A Main Operating Base 5 (MOB 5) beddown. The USAF has identified Grissom Air Reserve Base (ARB), Indiana; and Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, as reasonable alternatives for the AFRC MOB 5 mission. March Air Reserve Base (ARB), California has been preliminarily identified as the preferred alternative for this mission. All three bases and the No Action Alternative will be equally evaluated in the EIS. The KC-46A MOB 5 mission includes the beddown of 12 KC–46A aircraft at one installation. The KC–46A aircraft would recapitalize the KC–135 tanker fleet and would continue supporting the mission of providing worldwide refueling, cargo, and aeromedical evacuation support. The purpose of the MOB 5 beddown is to provide a fully capable, combat operational AFRC KC–46A air refueling squadron or squadrons to accomplish aerial refueling and related missions. The KC–46A MOB 5 beddown is needed to support the recapitalization of the DAF’s aging refueling aircraft fleet. The DAF needs bases to accomplish the required training and to field a fully operational force. A DAF base for the MOB 5 mission is needed to achieve a high state of operational mission readiness. The KC-46A MOB 5 beddown includes the replacement of aircraft, manpower, the renovation and demolition of some existing facilities and construction of new facilities to support the new mission. Additional information is available at www.kc-46a-mob5.com.

Contact Information

Austin Naranjo
Agency Name
Air Force Civil Engineer Center
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


March Air Reserve Base, Riverside County
Southern California
Cross Streets
Riverside Drive and Custom Way
Total Acres
Metrolink 91-Perris Valley Line
March Inland Port
Perris Valley Storm Drain, Heacock Channel, Oleander Avenue Channel
Other Location Info
March Air Reserve Base

Notice of Completion

State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
Development Types
Other (Department of the Air Force Action)
Local Actions
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Schools/Universities, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources


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