KC-46A Main Operating Base 5 Draft Environmental Impact Statement

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
United States Air Force (USAF)
Document Title
KC-46A Main Operating Base 5 Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Document Type
EIS - Draft EIS
Present Land Use
Active Air Force Installation
Document Description
On January 24, 2022, the DAF announced that March ARB, California, has been identified as the preferred alternative for the KC–46A MOB 5 Beddown. Grissom ARB, Indiana, and Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, were identified as the reasonable alternatives. Along with the No Action Alternative, all three bases have been equally evaluated in the Draft 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 beddown includes replacement aircraft, manpower and infrastructure. See www.kc-46a-mob5.com.

Contact Information

Mr. Tom Daues
Agency Name
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

Austin Naranjo
Agency Name
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


March Air Reserve Base, Riverside County
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

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
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, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
Development Types
Other (Department of the Air Force Action)
Local Actions
Draft 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 Reso


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