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January 15, 2016

Air Force Welcomes Comments On Red Rock Biofuels Facility Environmental Assessment


The U.S. Air Force (USAF) Research Laboratory has developed a Draft Environmental Assessment and a Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the development of the Red Rock Biofuels facility in Lake County, Oregon.  The proposed facility is one of three projects awarded a contract under the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD) Protection Act to produce drop-in biofuels for military and private-sector transportation needs.  Even though the facility will be located in a floodplain, and has the potential to impact up to 54 acres within the floodplain, USAF consulted with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding this issue and was able to develop the Draft FONSI.  Written comments on the plan are due by February 5, 2016, and should be directed to Messrs. James Neely or Warren Assink at AFRL/RXME, Building 653, Rm 215, WPAFB Ohio 45433.