Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 17499

MX Coordination Office MX environmental technical reports

Dates: 1980.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

The MX Coordination Office was created in 1979 and tasked with the responsibilities of coordinating affairs, and assessing the potential impacts of the proposed federal MX missile system in the Great Basin region of Utah and Nevada. A crucial component of the agencies function involved the detailed analysis of technical and environmental reports detailing the potential ecological and social impacts of MX on the state of Utah.

In December, 1980 the chief subcontractor for the MX project (Henningson, Durham & Richardon of Santa Barbara, California) released a Deployment Area Selection and Land Withdrawal/Acquisition Draft Environment Impact Statement (DEIS) to the United States Air Force Ballistic Missile Office (based at Norton Air Force Base, California). The DEIS compares the alternatives for site selection and describes in greater detail than preliminary studies, possible environmental impacts of missile deployment in Utah/Nevada and Texas/New Mexico. Considered also in the selection process were the mitigation measures proposed to reduce deployment impacts on threatened resources in these areas.

This series contains a group of technical reports that were attached to the DEIS. These environmental technical reports compare anticipated environmental impacts in specific alternative siting areas. Resource needs for the construction phase of the project, and anticipated impacts on wildlife, vegetation, transportation networks, etc. are the focus of others. This subseries of the DEIS was the focus of detailed evaluation by the Utah MX Coordination Office staff.

Arrangement

Numerical by environmental technical report number.

Related Records

MX missile records from the Governor Matheson, Series 1646, contains documents that reflect the interaction of constitutents and federal and state governmental officials in the development of a policy which would accomodate both federal officials, as well as continue to provide for the safety of Utah citizens.

Administrative records from the MX Missile Policy Board, Series 2106, contains an assortment of office files that provide insight into its workings relative to MX issues in Utah.

Administrative records from the MX Coordination Office, Series 4246, documents the key activities, including assessments of environmental reports, by the MX Coordination Office.

Governor's MX missile correspondence from the MX Coordination Office, Series 4247, contains correspondence from the office of Governor Scott Matheson that help show the evolution of views and debate on MX between 1979 and 1981.

MX missile deployment and national defense issues subject files from the MX Coordination Office, Series 4248, contains an assortment of collected records utilized by staff of the MX Coordination Office in their analysis and coordination efforts.

MX missile news articles from the MX Coordination Office, Series 4249, contains newspaper stories identified in local and national media sources about the MX missile and its potential deployment in the Great Basin.

MX missile deployment impact planning and subject files from the MX Coordination Office, Series 4250, contains studies, reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazines, and maps collected by the MX Coordination Office to help better evaluate potential impacts of MX deployment in Utah and Nevada.

MX Draft Environmental Impact Statement evaluation records from the MX Coordination Office, Series 4251, contains the detailed responses to the DEIS statement by the MX Coordination Office, the sister coordination office of Nevada, and a variety of local groups throughout Utah.

Federal aid programs subject files from the MX Coordination Office, Series 4252, documents the various local MX programs and informational activities in Utah and Nevada that were funded by the federal government.

Four corners regional commission fiscal records from the MX Coordination Office, Series 4253, contains records documenting the fiscal activities and organizational hierarchy of the MX Coordination Office.

Draft environmental impact statements and technical reports from the MX Coordination Office, Series 4254, contains the complete DEIS statement, as well as a duplicate copy of the technical reports found in this series.

Living facilities planning reports from the MX Missile Policy Board, Series 5646, documents plans and proposals for the physical facilities required to maintain reasonable living conditions for persons working for, or in support of, the construction and deployment of the MX missile system.

Draft environmental impact studies from the MX Missile Policy Board, Series 5647, contains review comments and impact studies for proposed missile deployment areas.

MX reports from the MX Coordination Office, Series 6372, contains a variety of reports and news clippings that are related to the environmental and social impacts of MX on the state of Utah.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

This series was processed by Jim Kichas in January 2012.

Indexing Terms

Container List

BOX FOLDER DATE DESCRIPTION
1 1 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 2 DDA: Nevada/Utah - Alternative Potential Deployment Areas: Nevada/Utah
1 2 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 2A Nevada/Utah DDA - Socioeconomic Impact Estimated for Nevada/Utah Deployment Region - Detailed Tables
1 3 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 2B Beaver - Socioeconomic Impact Estimated for Beaver County, Utah - Detailed Tables
1 4 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 2C Clark - Socioeconomic Impact Estimated for Clark County, Nevada - Detailed Tables
1 5 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 2D Eureka - Socioeconomic Impact Estimated for Eureka County, Nevada - Detailed Tables
1 6 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 2E Iron - Socioeconomic Impact Estimated for Iron County, Utah - Detailed Tables
1 7 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 2F Juab - Socioeconomic Impact Estimated for Juab County, Utah - Detailed Tables
1 8 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 2G Lincoln - Socioeconomic Impact Estimated for Lincoln County, Nevada - Detailed Tables
1 9 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Reports - ETR 2H Millard - Socioeconomic Impact Estimated for Millard County, Utah - Detailed Tables
1 10 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 2I NYE - Socioeconomic Impact Estimated for Nye County, Nevada - Detailed Tables
1 11 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 2J Salt Lake/Utah - Socioeconomic Impact Estimates for Salt Lake/Utah Counties, Utah - Detailed Tables
1 12 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 2K Washington - Socioeconomic Impact Estimates for Washington County, Utah - Detailed Tables
1 13 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 2L White Pine - Socioeconomic Impact Estimates for White Pine County, Nevada - Detailed Tables
1 14 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 3 DDA: Texas/New Mexico - Alternative Potential Deployment Areas: Texas/New Mexico
1 15 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 3A Texas/New Mexico DDA - Socioeconomic Impact Estimates for Texas/New Mexico Deployment Region - Detailed Tables
1 16 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 3B Texas Roi Counties - Socioeconomic Impact Estimates for Texas Roi Counties - Detailed Tables
1 17 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 3C New Mexico Roi Counties - Socioeconomic Impact Estimates for New Mexico Roi Counties - Detailed Tables
1 18 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 4 OB: Ely - Alternative Potential Operating Base Locations: Ely
1 19 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 5 OB: Coyote - Alternative Potential Operating Base Locations: Coyote Spring Valley
1 20 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 6 OB: Beryl - Alternative Potential Operating Base Locations: Beryl
1 21 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 7 OB: Delta - Alternative Potential Operating Base Locations: Delta
1 22 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 8 OB: Clovis - Alternative Potential Operating Base Locations: Clovis
1 23 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 9 OB: Dalhart - Alternative Potential Operating Base Locations: Dalhart
1 24 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR IO Noise - Environmental Characteristics of Alternative Designated Deployment Areas: Technical Report on Noise
1 25 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR II Geology & Mining - Environmental Characteristics of Alternative Designated Deployment Areas: Mining & Geology
1 26 1980 Dec 29 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 12 Water Resources - Environmental Characteristics of Alternative Designated Deployment Areas: Water Resources
1 27 1980 Dec 15 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 13 Atmospheric Resources - Environmental Characteristics of Alternative Designated Deployment Areas: Atmospheric Resources
1 28 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 14 Vegetation - Environmental Characteristics of Alternative Designated Deployment Areas: Native Vegetation
1 29 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 15 Wildlife - Environmental Characteristics of Alternative Designated Deployment Areas: Wildlife
1 30 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 16 Aquatic Habitats and Biota - Environmental Characteristics of Alternative Designated Deployment Areas: Aquatic Habitats of Biota
1 31 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 17 Protected Species - Environmental Characteristics of Alternative Designated Deployment Areas: Protected Species
1 32 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 18 Natural Areas - Environmental Characteristics of Alternative Designated Deployment Areas: Wilderness and Significant Natural Areas
1 33 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 19 Traffic - Environmental Characteristics of Alternative Designated Deployment Areas: Traffic
1 34 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 20 Land Use - Environmental Characteristics of Alternative Designated Deployment Areas: Land Ownership/Land Use Patterns
2 1 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 23 Cultural Resources - Environmental Characteristics of Alternative Designated Deployment Areas: Archaeological & Historical Resources
2 2 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 24 Energy - Environmental Characteristics of Alternative Designated Deployment Areas: Power and Energy
2 3 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 25 Cement - Environmental Characteristics of Alternative Designated Deployment Areas: Cement Industry
2 4 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 26 Steel - Environmental Characteristics of Alternative Designated Deployment Areas: Steel Industry
2 5 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 27 Economic Model
2 6 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 28 Social Model
2 7 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 29 Public Finance Model
2 8 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 30 Indirect Effects Index for Impact Analysis
2 9 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 31 Construction
2 10 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 32 SRM
2 11 1980 Dec 22 MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 33 OB: Milford - Alternative Potential Operating Base Locations: Milford