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MARINE CORPS AIR STATION, CHERRY POINT, N. C. Mr. Mahon. The next project is “Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, N. C.” The prepared justification will be inserted at this point.

Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, N. C.

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION (a) This project provides for the extension of two runways at Marine Corps. Air Station, Cherry Point. The northeast end of runway No. 5–23 will be extended from 7,600 to 8,000 feet and the north end of runway No. 1-19 from 7,200 to 8,000 feet. The extensions will be 400 by 400 feet and 800 by 400 feet. Fieldlighting facilities for these extensions have been included.

(b) No real-estate acquisition will be required for these extensions.

BASIS OF REQUIREMENT

(a) The longest existing runway at Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, is 7,600 feet. The introduction of jet aircraft into the Air Fleet Marine Force as operational units has indicated that the existing runways' lengths are insufficient to permit the safe operation of jet aircraft.

(6) Lengths of 8,000 feet are considered to be a minimum length of runway for safe operations.

(c) Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, is the only existing Marine aircraft overhaul repair activity as well as a fleet-support station, and, as such, requires adequate runways for jet aircraft operations.

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION, EL TORO, CALIF. Mr. Mahon. The next project is "Marine Corps Air Station, EI Toro, Calif.” We will insert prepared justification at this point.

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(a) This project provides for the extension of two runways at Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro. The S end of runway 25L and 7R will be extended from 6,700 feet to 8,000 feet and the S end of runway 16L and 34R from 6,700 feet to 8,000 feet. The extension will be 2–1,300 feet by 250 feet with equivalen extensions to taxiways 75 feet wide. Field-lighting facilities for these extensions have been included.

BASIS OF REQUIREMENT (a) The longest runway at Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro is 6,700 feet and the introduction of jet aircraft into the Air Fleet Marine Force as operational units has indicated that the existing runway lengths are insufficient to permit the safe operation of these aircraft.

(6) Lengths of 8,000 feet are considered to be a minimum length of runway for safe operations.

(c) Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro is the headquarters for the Air Fleet Marine Force, Pacific, and the only Marine air activity on the west coast. Large concentrations of groups and squadrons are continually based thereon.

NAVAL AIR STATION, MOFFETT FIELD, CALIF. Mr. Mahon. If there are no questions we will proceed to the next project, Naval Air Station, Moffet Field, Calif. The prepared justifications will be inserted at this point.

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(a) This project provides for the extension of two runways at Naval Air Station, Moffett Field. The northwest end of runway No. 14L-32R is to be extended from 7,000 feet to 8,000 feet, and the northwest end of runway No. 14R-32L from 7,462 feet to 8,000 feet. The extensions will be 1,000 feet by 150 feet, and 538 feet by 200 feet with comparable extension to taxiways 75 feet in width. This project includes extensions to existing field lighting in order to provide lighting facilities for proposed runway extensions.

BASIS OF REQUIREMENT (a) The longest existing runway at Naval Air Station, Moffett Field, is 7,462 feet, and the introduction of jet aircraft into the fleet as operational units has demonstrated the inadequacy of existing runway lengths.

(b) Runway lengths of 8,000 feet are considered to be the minimum in order to provide for the safe operation of jet aircraft.

(c) Naval Air Station, Moffett Field, is a major fleet-support station for units of the Pacific Fleet, and as such requires adequate runways for jet-aircraft operations.

NAVAL AUXILIARY AIR STATION, OCEANA, VA. Mr. Mahon. Next is "Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Oceana, Va." The prepared justification will be inserted at this point.

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(a) This project provides for the construction of a ready-issue jet-fuel storage facility with a capacity of 50,000 barrels.

(6) It is proposed to construct underground tanks with a 4-foot earth cover together with the necessary pumps, pipelines, and fittings.

BASIS OF REQUIREMENT

(a) The introduction of jet aircraft into the fleet has brought about a demand for a large increase in fuel-storage requirements in order to provide an adequate supply of ready-issue jet fuel. The fuel consumption of the average jet fighter is two to three times greater than a comparable reciprocating-engine aircraft. The total existing fuel-storage capacity at Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Oceana, is 3,360 barrels. This capacity has been insufficient for the reciprocating engine aircraft based at Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Oceana.

(b) The 50,000-barrel storage requested herein will insure ready-issue jet-fuel supply which will permit air groups and squadrons based at Oceana to operate without interruptions because of lack of fuel. This condition has occurred in the past with reciprocating-engine aircraft operations having fuel storage requirements of 50 to 3343 percent of jet aircraft.

(c) This project is a portion of an over-all program in which it is proposed to construct a total of 500,000 barrels of storage at continental naval air stations and 200,000 barrels of storage capacity at oversea naval air stations.

(d) The general lack of adequate industrial petroleum-storage facilities currently existing has considerably increased the need for this project.

NAVAL AUXILIARY AIR STATION, MIRAMAR, CALIF. Mr. Mahon. If there are no questions we will proceed to “Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Miramar, Calif.” The prepared justifications will be inserted:

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(a) This project provides for the construction of a ready-issue jet-fuel storage facility with a capacity of 50,000 barrels.

(b) It is proposed to construct underground tanks with a 4-foot earth cover together with the necessary pumps, pipelines, and fittings.

BASIS OF REQUIREMENT (a) The introduction of jet aircraft into the fleet has brought about a demand for a large increase in fuel-storage requirements in order to provide an adequate supply of ready-issue jet fuel. The fuel consumption of the average jet fighter is two to three times greater than a comparable reciprocating-engine aircraft. The total existing fuel-storage capacity at Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Miramar, is is 7,143 barrels. This capacity has been insufficient for the reciprocating-engine aircraft based at Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Miramar.

(b) The 50,000-barrel storage requested herein will insure ready-issue jet-fuel supply which will permit air groups and squadrons based at Miramar to operate without interruptions because of lack of fuel. This condition has occurred in the past with reciprocating-engine aircraft operations having fuel storage requirements of 50 to 3372 percent of jet aircraft.

(c) This project is a portion of an over-all program in which it is proposed to construct a total of 500,000 barrels of storage at continental naval air stations and 200,000 barrels of storage capacity at oversea naval air stations.

(d) The general lack of adequate industrial petroleum-storage facilities currently existing has considerably increased the need for this project.

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION, EL TORO, CALIF. Mr. Mahon. Next is "Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro, Calif.," the justification for which will be placed in the record at this point.

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(a) This project provides for the construction of a ready-issue jet-fuel storage facility with a capacity of 75,000 barrels.

(b) It is proposed to construct underground tanks with a 4-foot earth cover together with the necessary pumps, pipelines, and fittings.

BASIS OF REQUIREMENT (a) The introduction of jet aircraft into the fleet has brought about a demand for a large increase in fuel storage requirements in order to provide an adequate supply of ready-issue jet fuel. The fuel consumption of the average jet fighter is 2 to 3 times greater than a comparable reciprocating engine aircraft. The total existing fuel-storage capacity at Marine Corps air station, El Toro, is 37,740 barrels. This capacity has been insufficient for the reciprocating-engine aircraft based thereon.

(6) MCAS, El Toro, is the headquarters for the Air Fleet Marine Force, Pacific, and the only Marine air activity on the west coast. Large concentrations of groups and

squadrons are continually based thereon. (c) The 75,000-barrel storage requested herein will insure a ready-issue jet-fuel supply which will permit Marine air groups and squadrons based at El Toro to operate without interruption because of lack of fuel. This condition has occurred in the past with reciprocating-engine aircraft operations having fuel-storage requirements 50 to 3343 percent of jet aircraft.

(d) This project is a portion of an over-all program in which it is proposed to construct a total of 500,000 barrels of storage at continental naval air stations and 200,000 barrels of storage capacity at overseas naval air stations.

NAVAL AIR STATION, MOFFETT FIELD, CALIF. Mr. Mahon. The next project is "Naval air station, Moffett Field, Calif.” The prepared justification will be inserted here.

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(a) This project provides for the construction of a ready-issue jet-fuel storage facility with a capacity of 50,000 barrels.

(6) It is proposed to construct underground tanks with a 4-foot earth cover together with the necessary pumps, pipelines, and fittings.

BASIS OF REQUIREMENT (a) The introduction of jet aircraft into the fleet has brought about a demand for a large increase in fuel-storage requirements in order to provide an adequate supply of ready-issue jet fuel. The fuel consumption of the average jet fighter is 2 to 3 times greater than a comparable reciprocating-engine aircraft. The total existing fuel-storage capacity at naval air station, Moffett Field, is 6,900 barrels. This capacity has been insufficient for the reciprocating-engine aircraft based at naval air station, Moffett Field.

(6) The 50,000-barrel storage requested herein will insure ready-issue jet fuel supply which will permit air groups and squadrons based at Moffett to operate without interruptions because of lack of fuel. This condition has occurred in the past with reciprocating-engine aircraft operations having fuel-storage requirements of 50 to 3343 percent of jet aircraft.

(c) This project is a portion of an over-all program in which it is proposed to construct a total of 500,000 barrels of storage at continental naval air stations and 200,000 barrels of storage capacity at overseas naval air stations.

(d) The general lack of adequate industrial petroleum storage facilities currently existing has considerably increased the need for this project.

NAVAL AIR STATION, SAN DIEGO, CALIF Mr. Mahon. If there are no questions, we will proceed to the next project, “Naval air station, San Diego, Calif.” The

The prepared justifications will be inserted at this point.

Naval air station, San Diego, Calif.

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(a) This project provides for the construction of a ready-issue jet-fuel storage facility with a capacity of 50,000 barrels.

(b) It is proposed to construct underground tanks with a 4-foot earth cover together with the necessary pumps, pipelines, and fittings.

BASIS OF REQUIREMENTS (a) The introduction of jet aircraft into the fleet has brought about a demand for a large increase in fuel-storage requirements in order to provide an adequate supply of readv-issue jet fuel. The fuel consumption of the average jet fighter is 2 to 3 times greater than a comparable reciprocating-engine aircraft. The total existing fuel-storage capacity at naval air station, San Diego, is 66,119 barrels. This capacity has been insufficient for the reciprocating-engine aircraft based at naval air station, San Diego.

(6) Naval air 'station, San Diego, is a major fleet support station as well as a large aircraft overhaul activity.

(c) The 50,000-barrel storage requested herein will insure ready-issue jet fuel supply which will permit air groups and squadrons based at San Diego to operate without interruption because of lack of fuel. This condition has occurred in the past with reciprocating-engine aircraft operations having fuel-storage requirements of 50 to 334 percent of jet aircraft.

(d) This project is a portion of an over-all program in which it is proposed to construct a total of 500,000 barrels of storage at continental naval air stations and 200,000 barrels of storage capacity at overseas naval air stations.

NAVAL AIR STATION, WHIDBEY ISLAND, WASH. Mr. Mahon. The next project is “Naval air station, Whid bey Island, Wash.” The prepared justification data will be inserted.

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