E-AI08-82NV10283

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
BETWEEN
THE DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
TACTICAL AIR COMMAND
TACTICAL FIGHTER WEAPONS CENTER
AND
THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
NEVADA OPERATIONS OFFICE

This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) made by and between the United States Department of Energy, Nevada Operations Office (DOE/NV), represented by the Manager, or his designated representative; and the United States Air Force, Tactical Air Command, Tactical Fighter Weapons Center (TFWC), represented by the Commander, or his designated representative, witnesseth;

WHEREAS, the Commander, TFWC, grants to the Manager, DOE/NV the unconditional use and operational control, for testing purposes, of that land space described below as Pahute Mesa;

and

WHEREAS, the DOE/NV agrees to reduce the radioactive surface contamination levels from underground nuclear test events (designed to contain) on Pahute Mesa to accepted criteria for release of postshot locations prior to return of the area to Air Force domain;

and

WHEREAS, the DOE/NV agrees to accept responsibility for compliance with federal regulations concerning environmental control and any applicable State of Nevada regulations that may apply;

and

WHEREAS, the terms of this agreement outlines the restrictions of overflight of restricted airspace R-4808N and Pahute Mesa by military aircraft;

and WHEREAS, the parties hereto agree that expanded guidelines and procedures for the overflight of R-4808N and Pahute Mesa be defined in Nellis Air Force Base Supplement to AFR 50-46 by mutual agreement;

and

WHEREAS, the parties hereto agree that MOU No. DE-AI08-76NV00093 dated 1 November 1963 and Memorandum of Agreement No. DE-AI08-78NV01568 dated 12 June 1978, are hereby superseded;

and

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing and the provisions hereinafter contained, it is mutually understood and agreed as follows:

1. LAND USE AND DEFINITION

2. AIRSPACE DEFINITIONS

For the purpose of defining restrictions and utilization of Pahute Mesa airspace and R-4808N; which is subdivided (see Attachment 1), the areas are depicted as follows:

3. RESTRICTIONS

4. SCHEDULING PROCEDURES

5. AMENDMENT, REVIEW, TERMINATION

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Memorandum of Understanding.

TACTICAL FIGHTER WEAPONS CENTERU. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
[Signed][Signed]
Jack I. Gregory, Major General, USAF
Commander
Mahlon E. Gates,
Manager Nevada Operations Office
Date: Jul 30 1982Date: June 10, 1982


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