A critical aspect of the success execution of mission-related activities on Travis AFB is the compliance with federal and State of California environmental laws and regulations. The Asset Management Flight, a subset of the 60th Civil Engineer Squadron, is tasked with ensuring that all base organizations and tenants carry out their daily tasks without having an adverse impact on human health and the environment.
Environmental Compliance addresses a number of categories: hazardous material management, hazardous waste handling and disposal, air permitting, stormwater, petroleum/oil/lubricant (POL) management, and environmental management system implementation. Several of these categories are described in more detail below.
DRAFT INSTALLATION DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT THAT RESULTED IN A FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, CALIFORNIA
Interested parties are hereby notified that the United States Air Force, Travis Air Force Base, California has completed a Draft Installation Development Environmental Assessment (IDEA) that resulted in a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). The IDEA documents the proposed action components for 9 demolitions, 4 construction, and one repair project as specified in the current 5-year Installation Development Plan for Travis Air Force Base.
The Draft IDEA and FONSI, dated May 2019, are available for review at the link below and at the following locations: Fairfield Civic Center Library, 1150 Kentucky Street, Fairfield, CA 94533; Suisun City Library, 601 Pintail Drive, Suisun City, CA 94585; Vacaville Public Library Cultural Center, 1020 Ulatis Drive, Vacaville, CA 95688; and Mitchell Memorial Library, 510 Travis Boulevard, Travis AFB, CA 94535.
Written comments and inquiries on the IDEA and FONSI should be directed to Mr. Seth Merdler, 60th Civil Engineer Squadron, 411 Airman Drive, Building 570, Travis AFB, CA 94535. Comments may also be faxed to the attention of Mr. Merdler at (707) 424-5105. Emailed comments will not be accepted. The public review and comment period for this EA is 30 days from September 3, 2019 – October 2, 2019. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Merdler at (707) 424-7516.
Draft IDEA and FONSI (44 Megabytes)
DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE P205 ALERT FORCE COMPLEX PROJECT THAT RESULTED IN A FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, CALIFORNIA
Interested parties are hereby notified that The U.S. Navy, in coordination with the U.S. Air Force, is preparing an Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the construction of a new Alert Force Complex for the Navy’s Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron Three Detachment Travis (VQ-3 Det Travis) at Travis Air Force Base, California. The Draft EA analyzes potential impacts from the proposed construction of the new Alert Force Complex and demolition of the existing complex.
The Draft EA and FONSI, dated July 2019, are available for review at the link below and at the following locations: Fairfield Civic Center Library, 1150 Kentucky Street, Fairfield, CA 94533; Suisun City Library, 601 Pintail Drive, Suisun City, CA 94585; Vacaville Public Library Cultural Center, 1020 Ulatis Drive, Vacaville, CA 95688; and Mitchell Memorial Library, 510 Travis Boulevard, Travis AFB, CA 94535.
The public review and comment period for this EA is 30 days from October 4, 2019 - November 4, 2019. Written comments and inquiries on the P205 Alert Force Complex EA and FONSI should be sent to:
Naval Facilities Engineering Command- Southwest
ATTN: Project Manager (Code EV25.WG)
937 N. Harbor Blvd., Building 1, 3rd Floor
San Diego, CA 92132
Draft P205 EA and FONSI (5 Megabytes)
Draft P205 EA Appendices (24 Megabytes)
Travis AFB is committed to excellence in all aspects of environmental stewardship activities using the Air Force Environmental Management System. This commitment and use of EMS applies to all activities, products and services associated with Travis AFB, its partner units and contractors.
Travis AFB is committed to compliance with applicable environmental laws, regulations, and policy; reducing risks to the mission; preventing pollution and continuously improving environmental performance. Our goal is 100 percent compliance with all applicable Federal, State, and local environmental requirements while sustaining our mission.
Travis AFB will promote environmental quality throughout the mission by integrating and maintaining an effective EMS; protecting human health and the environment; incorporating environmental commitments to applicable policies and programs; encouraging an environmental culture across all levels of management; enhancing relations with regulatory agencies; partnering with all stakeholders to promote resource conservation and achieving continual improvement to environmental performance.
The attached policy letter and slide presentation are made available as general awareness for all personnel who provide products, services or activities on Travis AFB. Questions regarding EMS should be directed to the EMS coordinator, at (707) 424-2984.
Travis AFB EMS Policy Statement
EMS General Awareness Training
To understand the basics of stormwater and its management, the following resources are provided:
Save Water Tips
What Climate Change Means for California
To become more familiar with stormwater, the following training material is provided:
Storm Water Training 2019
Education is one of the best ways to promote environmental awareness and stewardship activities. The following materials can be used to explain the fundamentals of stormwater protection to children:
Storm Water Word Activity Page
TAFB Storm Water Word Search Activity Page
Travis Pet Coloring Book