Hill AFB Compatible Use Plan Overview
The Hill AFB Compatible Use Plan is a cooperative planning effort between Layton City, Clearfield City, Ogden City, Riverdale City, Roy City, South Ogden City, South Weber City, Sunset City, Uintah City, City of Washington Terrace, Davis County, Weber County, Hill AFB [including the Utah Test and Training Range (UTTR) and Little Mountain Test Facility], state and federal agencies, and other affected stakeholders that addresses compatible use planning and communication around Hill AFB and its testing and training facilities. The Hill AFB CUP is funded by a grant from the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) and contributions by the CUP sponsor, Layton City. The CUP effort can directly benefit both the military and surrounding region by:
The goal of the Hill AFB CUP is to reduce potential conflicts between the installation and surrounding communities while still accommodating new compatible growth and economic development.
The objectives of the CUP program are:
Bringing together community and military representatives to discuss compatibility issues in an open forum that considers both community and military perspectives and needs.
Encouraging cooperative land use and resource planning among the military and surrounding communities to ensure compatible community growth and reduce operational impacts on lands within the CUP Study Area.
Providing a set of mutually supported tools and procedures through which local jurisdictions, agencies, the military, and other stakeholders can implement appropriate recommendations that are developed during the CUP.
The Hill AFB CUP will provide stakeholders with:
Compatibility, in relationship to military readiness, is the balance and / or compromise between community and military needs and interests. The goal of compatibility planning is to promote an environment where both entities can coexist successfully. Existing conditions data for the CUP Study Area obtained from the CUP Policy Committee, Advisory Committee, other stakeholders and the public will be assessed to identify current and future compatibility issues. This assessment will also identify the influence of regulatory measures on land use decisions and consider existing and projected development trends within the CUP Study Area. A set of 25 compatibility factors will be considered to identify the specific issues that influence compatibility in the Hill AFB region. While all factors will be assessed initially, strategies for mitigating incompatible activities and proactively addressing future compatibility will only be developed for factors shown to be of concern in the Hill AFB Study Area.
Compatibility factors are used as a to identify a comprehensive set of compatibility concerns within proximity to Hill AFB. The 25 compatibility factors will be the basis for issue development in the Hill AFB CUP:
Communication / Coordination
Water Quality / Quantity
Scarce Natural Resources
Land / Air Space Competition
Frequency Spectrum Capacity
Anti-Terrorism / Force Protection
Frequency Spectrum Impedance / Interference
Light and Glare
Dust / Smoke / Steam
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This study was prepared under contract with Layton City, Utah, with financial support from the Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment. The content reflects the views of the key CUP partners involved in the development of this study and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of Economic Adjustment.