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The primary recommendation made by the FAA is creating and managing a minimum separation distance between an airfield and wildlife attractants . The minimum separation distance extends five miles out from the entire perimeter of the air operations area , i . e ., paved and unpaved areas associated with aircraft movement including runways , taxiway , and aprons . This area was determined “ to protect approach , departure and circling airspace .” The five‐mile minimum separation distance for Seymour Johnson AFB is illustrated in Figure 3‐16 . Wayne County and the City of Goldsboro are located within the separation distance .
The FAA set forth various planning and operational recommendations to be implemented within the minimum separation distance . These recommendations include the management of : waste disposal operations , water management facilities , wetlands , dredge spoil containment areas , agricultural activities , and golf courses , landscaping , and other land‐use considerations .
Seymour Johnson AFB utilizes a BASH Plan to manage air and airfield operations with respect to potential bird and wildlife airstrikes at Seymour Johnson AFB and the DCR . The management tools contained within the installation ’ s BASH Plan are further detailed in Section 4 : Existing Tools as the Plan represents a management tool in use by the Base . Seymour Johnson AFB is very diligent about logging aircraft strike incidences . In the roughly one year period between October 2013 and September 2014 , there were 74 aircraft impacts from wildlife strikes including birds , bats and insects , though the log contains entries for aircraft stationed at Seymour Johnson AFB regardless of the strike location , e . g . a percentage of strikes occurred supporting missions elsewhere and as far away as Nevada . It is also important to note that the majority of these incidences were minor and did not result in aircraft damage , and none resulted in aircraft loss .
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• Runway Class Airspace
• Aircraft Noise Contours
• Special Use Airspace
• Military Training Routes
• High Risk of Adverse Impact Zone
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In relation to the military footprint detailed in this section , the BASH Plan notes several issues that are related to areas off Seymour Johnson AFB
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including birds and waterfowl attracted to the holding lagoons at the  Goldsboro Waste Water Treatment Plant, migratory waterfowl in the Atlantic  Flyway and year‐round threats from raptors that present a risk to low‐level  flight operations, and birds and waterfowl attracted to the wildlife refuges  surrounding the DCR including 200+ species of birds.            The primary recommendation made by the FAA is creating and managing a  minimum separation distance between an airfield and wildlife attractants.  The minimum separation distance extends five miles out from the entire  perimeter of the air operations area, i.e., paved and unpaved areas  associated with aircraft movement including runways, taxiway, and aprons.  This area was determined “to protect approach, departure and circling  airspace.” The five‐mile minimum separation distance for Seymour Johnson  AFB is illustrated in Figure 3‐16.  Wayne County and the City of Goldsboro are  located within the separation distance.    Dare County Range The following mission areas are specific to the DCR:       The FAA set forth various planning and operational recommendations to be  implemented within the minimum separation distance. These  recommendations include the management of: waste disposal operations,  water management facilities, wetlands, dredge spoil containment areas,  agricultural activities, and golf courses, landscaping, and other land‐use  considerations.       Runway Class Airspace  Aircraft Noise Contours  Special Use Airspace  Military Training Routes  High Risk of Adverse Impact Zone  Runway Class Airspace There are numerous airports located nearby DCR, including First Flight  Airport, Billy Mitchell Airport, Northeast Regional Airport, Elizabeth City CG  Air Station Regional Airport, and Hyde County Airport. Class D and Class E  airspace surround these airports. The airspace surrounding DCR is depicted  on Figure 3‐17.  Seymour Johnson AFB utilizes a BASH Plan to manage air and airfield  operations with respect to potential bird and wildlife airstrikes at Seymour  Johnson AFB and the DCR.  The management tools contained within the  installation’s BASH Plan are further detailed in Section 4: Existing Tools as the  Plan represents a management tool in use by the Base.  Seymour Johnson  AFB is very diligent about logging aircraft strike incidences.  In the roughly  one year period between October 2013 and September 2014, there were 74  aircraft impacts from wildlife strikes including birds, bats and insects, though  the log contains entries for aircraft stationed at Seymour Johnson AFB  regardless of the strike location, e.g. a percentage of strikes occurred  supporting missions elsewhere and as far away as Nevada.  It is also  important to note that the majority of these incidences were minor and did  not result in aircraft damage, and none resulted in aircraft loss.                Aircraft Noise Contours Noise contours associated with the Dare County Range were developed by  the Navy with input from Seymour Johnson AFB as part of the Range Air  Installations \]Xp\pۙ\Yp\]Y0[ ˰0p\p][\p[[]Y0\Y0۰Z\[۰\\[0ٚ[\ ]\Yp[]YK0]\Yp\0][0[0]\YpZ\YY p[0[]\pٚ[\[Y[]pX[0][0X[08$\0[]\K0[0Y[˰[[][۰pZ[]\p[0]Z[Y0[\X[ۋ0pT0[\]\[0\Y\]0\p[]Y0\X\ٙ^[[\۰QXܛ[0\ܝ0Yp $ p