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Seymour Johnson AFB & Dare County Range • Joint Land Use Study Compatibility Assessment What is a Joint Land Use Study? A Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) is a cooperative planning effort conducted as a joint venture between an active military installation(s), municipalities and counties within an area of military influence, state and federal agencies, organizations, and the public. The intent of this planning effort is to foster and enhance an ongoing working relationship between Seymour Johnson Air Force Base (AFB), Wayne County, the City of Goldsboro, the Dare County Range, jurisdictions impacted by military operations in northeast North Carolina, federal and state agencies, local organizations, and the public. The JLUS was developed following three main objectives: Understanding. Convene community and military representatives to identify, confirm, and understand the compatibility issues in an open forum, taking into consideration the perspectives and needs of Seymour Johnson AFB and the Dare County Range, and northeast North Carolina municipalities and counties. This includes public awareness, education, and input as part of a cohesive outreach program. Collaboration. Encourage cooperative land use and resource planning by Seymour Johnson AFB and the Dare County Range and northeast North Carolina municipalities and counties within areas of military influence, so that future community growth and development are compatible with military operational missions. At the same time, seek ways to reduce operational impacts from military activities on adjacent lands and areas throughout northeast North Carolina. Actions. Provide a set of mutually supported strategies consisting of tools, activities, and procedures that northeast North Carolina municipalities and counties, agencies, and Seymour Johnson AFB and the Dare County Range can implement to avoid and reduce compatibility issues. The strategies proposed include both operational measures to mitigate military impacts on affected communities, and local government and agency approaches to reduce community impacts on military operations. These strategies will help decision makers resolve compatibility issues and prioritize projects within the annual budgeting process of their respective organization. Nine communities, several organizations and agencies, and the public were active partners working with Seymour Johnson AFB and the Dare County Range on the collaborative JLUS planning effort: w w Beaufort County w w Bertie County w w Dare County w w Hyde County w w Tyrrell County w w Washington County w w Wayne County w w City of Goldsboro w w City of Washington w w Seymour Johnson AFB and the Dare County Range w w North Carolina Department of Commerce w w Federal and state resource conservation agencies w w Local citizens, organizations and property owners Collaborative Planning The JLUS planning process was designed to create a locally relevant study that builds consensus and obtains support from the stakeholders involved. The public was instrumental in the development of this JLUS by providing their perspective and feedback, both in the JLUS public forums and through the use of the project website: www.NortheastNCRegionalJLUS.com. The development of the project was also guided by two committees composed of community and military stakeholder representatives. These committees were the Policy Committee, which provided project oversight, guidance, and decision-making, and the Technical Advisory Committee, which assisted in the identification and assessment of compatibility issues, the development of recommendations, and the overall report development. 2 Compatibility, as it relates to military readiness, can be defined as the balance or compromise between community needs and interests and military needs and interests. The goal of compatibility planning is to promote an environment where both community and military entities communicate, coordinate, and implement mutually supportive actions that allow both to achieve their respective objectives. A number of factors assist in determining whether community and military plans, programs, and activities are compatible or in conflict with each other. For the Seymour Johnson AFB and Dare County Range JLUS, 25 compatibility factors were used to identify, determine, and establish a set of key JLUS compatibility issues. These compatibility factors influence whether community and military plans, programs, and activities are compatible or in conflict with the military mission. Compatibility Factors AQ AT BIO CA COM CR DSS ED FSC FSI LHA IE LAS LU LEG LG MAR NOI PT RC SA SNR VO V WQQ Air Quality Anti-Terrorism / Force Protection Biological Resources Climate Adaptation Coordination / Communication Cultural Resources Dust / Smoke / Steam Energy Development Frequency Spectrum Capacity Frequency Spectrum Impedance / Interference Local Housing Availability Infrastructure Extensions Land / Air / Sea Spaces Land Use Legislative Initiatives Light and Glare Marine Environments Noise Public Trespassing Roadway Capacity Safety Zones Scarce Natural Resources Vertical Obstructions Vibration Water Quality / Quantity