Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 5643

MX Missile Policy Board Administrative records

Dates: 1979-1981.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

The MX Missile Impact Policy Board was formed in 1980 as a response on the local county level to the potentially massive social and environmental impacts that would have taken place in the state with the decision to base the MX Missile System in the Great Basin region of Utah and Nevada. The agency was based in Cedar City, Utah and consisted of representative members from the four counties (Juab, Millard, Beaver, and Iron) that faced the largest potential impact from MX basing.

Primary funding for the MX Missile Impact Policy Board came through federal money made available through the Four Corners Regional Commission. The policy board was tasked with the responsibility of coordinating planning efforts for impact study in the region, as well as provide an outlet for local interest and concerns on the MX matter. The office was closed in December 1981 after the federal government abandoned plans to base the MX in the region.

This series contains a variety of records created by the MX Missile Impact Policy Board over the two-year period that they were engaged in planning for the MX system. It includes financial records from the agency and status reports to the Four Corners Regional Commission documenting the completion of certain duties. The series also contains a variety of correspondence handled by the office, including correspondence with the U.S. Air Force, correspondence with the MX Coordination Office (based in Salt Lake City), correspondence with Utah Governor Scott M. Matheson, and correspondence from local interests and private citizens voicing their views of the potential impact of MX on the region. The MX Missile Impact Policy Board help regular meetings and copies of meeting minutes are found in this series. The board was also tasked with providing analysis and response to various reports from private contractors hired by the U.S. Air Force to conduct field study research. Both copies of those reports, as well as staff comment appear in this series. Finally researchers can expect to find a variety of published materials (newspapers, pamphlets, etc) that were issued in conjunction with providing information on the MX proposal to the general public.

Arrangement

No discernible arrangement present.

Related Records

Administrative records from the MX Coordination Office, Series 4246, contains the administrative records (similar to what is found in this series) for the MX Coordination Office which was based in Salt Lake City.

Governor's MX missile correspondence from the MX Coordination Office, Series 4247, contains correspondence between various agencies of state government in coordinating efforts and planning for MX impact on the state.

MX missile news articles from the MX Coordination Office, Series 4249, contains published materials and news stories documenting the history of the MX issue in Utah.

MX Draft Environmental Impact Statement evaluation records from the MX Coordination Office, Series 4251, contains the Utah response to the MX Draft Environmental Impact Statement which included comment that was compiled and gathered through efforts made by the MX Missile Impact Policy Board.

Federal aid programs subject files from the MX Coordination Office, Series 4252, documents various federal aid programs that were drawn upon by local Utah agencies and groups to plan for the social and environmental impacts of MX on the state.

Four corners regional commission fiscal records from the MX Coordination Office, Series 4253, provides fiscal information on the Four Corners Regional Commission which was the outlet through which federal funds were made available to the MX Missile Impact Policy Board.

Draft environmental impact statements and technical reports from the MX Coordination Office, Series 4254, contains the MX Draft Environmental Impact Statement and technical reports from the U.S. Air Force that the MX Missile Impact Policy Board was tasked with helping assess and provide comment on.

MX missile survey and siting reports from the MX Missile Policy Board, Series 5644, contains reports and maps that detail gravity surveys, mineral resource surveys, alternative energy sources surveys, and geotechnical siting investigations that were made to determine potential areas to place the MX missile system in Nevada and Utah.

Living facilities planning reports from the MX Missile Policy Board, Series 5646, documents efforts made by the MX Missile Impact Policy Board to plan for the living arrangements that would have been needed for the assorted personnel that would have been needed to build the MX system.

Draft environmental impact studies from the MX Missile Policy Board, Series 5647, contains record of the Draft Environmental Impact statement study undertaken by the MX Missile Impact Policy Board.

MX reports from the MX Coordination Office, Series 6372, contains copies of various reports and records that may be duplicated in this series.

MX technical issues briefing transcript from the Governor's Office. Office of Planning and Budget, Series 11927, includes the transcript of a meeting between U.S. Air Force personnel and the Utah Science Advisory Board in which many of the central issues and concerns of the MX plan are discussed.

MX environmental technical reports from the MX Coordination Office, Series 17499, contains technical reports attached to the DEIS that compare anticipated environmental impacts in specific alternative siting areas, resource needs for the construction phase of the project, and anticipated impacts on wildlife, vegetation, transportation.

Custody History

After the MX Missile Impact Policy Board office was closed in 1981 these records were kept by staff members from the Department of Community and Economic Development (as several of that agencies employees had served on committees and groups directly connected with MX planning). The records were transferred from DCED to the Utah State Archives for permanent retention in 1996.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

This series was processed by Jim Kichas in March 2012.

Indexing Terms

Container List

BOX FOLDER DATE DESCRIPTION
1 1 1980-1981 Four Corners Regional Commission - Administrative Guidelines for the MX Field Office
1 2 1979-1981 MX Missile Project - Financial Records: Travel Expenses, Vouchers, Reimbursements, Correspondence, Contract Log, Classification Reports
1 3 1980 MX Missile Committees - Rosters
1 4 1980-1981 MX Missile Policy Board - Contracts
1 5 1979 MX Missile Task Force - Org Chart and Roster
1 6 1979-1981 MX Missile Executive Committee Directive #9
1 7 1980-1981 Utah Comprehensive Planning and Growth Management - FCRC No. 501-700-033-1
1 8 1980 Initiation Strategy for MX Study
1 9 1980-1981 MX Missile Budget
1 10 1980 MX Missile Policy Board - First Quarter Report
1 11 1981 MX Coordination Office - First Quarter Report
1 12 1981 MX Coordination Office - Second Quarter Report
1 13 1980 Testimony Presented by Governor Robert List (Nevada) and Governor Scott Matheson (Utah)
1 14 1980 MX Missile Policy Board - Quarterly Reports and Finances
1 15 1980 Governor Scott Matheson's Statement on MX
1 16 1980 MX Missile Policy Board - Second Quarter Report
1 17 1980 MX Missile Policy Board - Second Quarter Financial Records
1 18 1980 MX Missile Policy Board - Third Quarter Report
1 19 1980-1981 MX Coordination Office - Contracts
1 20 1980 MX Coordination Office - First Quarter Report
1 21 1980 MX Coordination Office - First Quarter Financial Records
1 22 1980 MX Coordination Office - Second Quarter Report
1 23 1980 MX Coordination Office - Second Quarter Financial Records
1 24 1980-1981 MX Coordination Office - Third Quarter Report
1 25 1980 MX Coordination Office - Third Quarter Financial Records
1 26 1980 MX Coordination Office - Fourth Quarter Report
1 27 1980 MX Coordination Office - Fourth Quarter Financial Records
1 28 1980 MX Coordination Office - General Correspondence
1 29 1981 MX Coordination Office - Third Quarter Report
1 30 1981 MX Coordination Office - Third Quarter Finance
1 31 1979 Oct 15 MX Reports - Deployment Management Plan: Executive Summary (Prepared by Southern Pacific Division for Director of Military Programs)
1 32 1979 Oct 15 MX Reports - Deployment Management Plan: Main Report (Prepared by Southern Pacific Division for Director of Military Programs)
1 33 1979 Dec MX Reports - MX Environmental Impact Analysis Process to Support: Basing Area Selection - Preliminary Draft - Scoping Presentation - Prepared by U.S. Air Force
1 34 1979 Dec MX Reports - The MX System and the Environment (Prepared by the U.S. Air Force)
1 35 1979 Dec MX Reports - Scoping Plan for the Deployment Area: Environmental Impact Statement - Preliminary Draft
1 36 1979 Nov 12 MX Reports - Fiscal Year 1980 Program Plan: MX Siting Investigation (Prepared for the U.S. Air Force by Fugro National, Inc.)
1 37 1981 Mar 1-Nov 30 MX Reports - MX Impact Planning Work Program Final Report
1 38 1981 Jul MX Reports - Beaver/Milford Labor Market Area Report (Prepared for DCED by Bureau of Economic and Business Research - College of Business - University of Utah)
1 39 1981 Jul MX Reports - Moab Labor Market Area Report (Prepared for DCED by Bureau of Economic and Business Research - College of Business - University of Utah)
1 40 1981 Jul MX Reports - St. George/Hurricane Labor Market Area (Prepared for DCED by Bureau of Economic and Business Research - College of Business - University of Utah)
1 41 1981 Jul MX Reports - Nephi Labor Market Area Report (Prepared for DCED by Bureau of Economic and Business Research - College of Business - University of Utah)
1 42 1981 Jul MX Reports - Price/Emery Labor Market Area Report (Prepared for DCED by Bureau of Economic and Business Research - College of Business - University of Utah)
1 43 1981 Jul MX Reports - Vernal Labor Market Area Report (Prepared for DCED by Bureau of Economic and Business Research - College of Business - University of Utah)
1 44 1981 Jul MX Reports - Salt Lake Labor Market Area (Prepared for DCED by Bureau of Economic and Business Research - College of Business - University of Utah)
1 45 1981 Jul MX Reports - Brigham City/Tremonton Labor Market Area (Prepared for DCED by Bureau of Economic and Business Research - College of Business - University of Utah)
1 46 1981 Jul MX Reports - Ephraim/Manti Labor Market Area Report (Prepared for DCED by Bureau of Economic and Business Research - College of Business - University of Utah)
1 47 1981 Jul MX Reports - Heber/Park City Labor Market Area Report (Prepared for DCED by Bureau of Economic and Business Research - College of Business - University of Utah)
1 48 1981 Jul MX Reports - Tooele/Grantsville Labor Market Area Report (Prepared for DCED by Bureau of Economic and Business Research - College of Business - University of Utah)
1 49 1981 Jul MX Reports - Richfield Labor Market Area Report (Prepared for DCED by Bureau of Economic and Business Research - College of Business - University of Utah)
1 50 1981 Apr MX Reports - Delta/Fillmore Labor Market Area Report
1 51 1981 Jul MX Reports - Cedar City/Parowan Labor Market Area Report (Prepared for DCED by Bureau of Economic and Business Research - College of Business - University of Utah)
1 52 1981 Jul MX Reports - Roosevelt/Duchesne Labor Market Area Report (Prepared for DCED by Bureau of Economic and Business Research - College of Business - University of Utah)
1 53 1981 Jul MX Reports - Provo/Orem Labor Market Area Report (Prepared for DCED by Bureau of Economic and Business Research - College of Business - University of Utah)
1 54 1981 Jul MX Reports - Logan Labor Market Area Report (Prepared for DCED by Bureau of Economic and Business Research - College of Business - University of Utah)
2 1 1981-1982 Correspondence - Accounting and Related Matters
2 2 1981 Mar 17 Cost Code Sheet
2 3 1981 Jun 15 Contract List
2 4 1980-1981 Lease Agreements
2 5 1982 Proposed Budget
2 6 1981 Budgets and Related Correspondence/Information
2 7 1980 Budgets
2 8 1980 Phase I Study - Consultant Contracts and Billings
2 9 1980 MX Planning Funds - Air Force Audit
2 10 1981 State/Local Level MX Impact Planning Work Programs
2 11 1981 State of Utah MX Impact Planning Work Program
2 12 1980 Feb 6 MX Missile Policy Board - Articles of Association and Policy Paper
2 13 1980 Feb 6 MX Missile Policy Board - By-Laws
2 14 1981 Memorandum of Agreement - Planning Funds
2 15 1981 MX Missile Policy Board - Work Program and Budget
2 16 1981 MX Missile Policy Board - Planning and Impact Mitigation Project: Four Corners Regional Commission No. 6 (MS) 11-899-046-2
2 17 1980 Four Corners Regional Commission Contract 6 (MS) 01-899-070-2
2 18 1981 May MX Missile Policy Board - Policies and Procedures Manuel
2 19 1981 MX Missile Policy Board - First Quarter Report
2 20 1981 MX Missile Policy Board - Second Quarter Progress Report
2 21 1981 MX Missile Policy Board - Third Quarter Progress Report
2 22 1981 Nov 15 MX Missile Policy Board - Annual Report
2 23 1980 Four Corners Regional Commission Contract - #6 (MS) 01-899-070-2: Progress Report
2 24 1980 Four Corners Regional Commission Contract - #6 (MS) 01-899-070-2: Third Quarter Progress Report
2 25 1980 Four Corners Regional Commission Contract - #6 (MS) 01-899-070-2: Second Quarter Progress Report
2 26 1981 Jan 30 MX Missile Policy Board - Mailing List
2 27 1981 Working Group Mailing List
2 28 1981 MX Missile Policy Board - Correspondence
2 29 1981 MX Missile Policy Board - Minutes
2 30 1981 MX Missile Policy Board - Proposals Sent to the Board
2 31 1980 MX Missile Policy Board - Correspondence
2 32 1980 MX Missile Policy Board - Minutes
2 33 1981 Working Group Meeting Minutes/Information
2 34 1980 Working Group Meeting Minutes/Information
3 1 1980-1981 Miscellaneous Correspondence/Information Technical Committees
3 2 1981 MX Policy Board Citizen Advisory Committee Information
3 3 1980-1981 Utah Agricultural MX Committee
3 4 1980-1981 Draft Air Quality Monitoring Plan for MX
3 5 1981 Cultural Resources Information
3 6 1981 MX Education Task Force Meetings
3 7 1980-1981 Bi-State Electrical Transmission Meeting Information
3 8 1980-1981 Bi-State Electrical Transmission Meeting Information
3 9 1980-1981 Utah MX Energy Working Group
3 10 1980 Geological Survey Information
3 11 1980-1981 Utah MX Minerals Working Group
3 12 1980-1981 Utah MX Minerals Working Group
3 13 1981 Rapid, Large-Scale Growth Committee
3 14 1980-1981 Siting Team File #1
3 15 1980-1981 Siting Team File #2
3 16 1981 Siting Team File #2
3 17 1981 Siting Team File #2
3 18 1981 Utah MX Transportation Working Group Information
3 19 1980-1981 MX Field Studies Contractors Information
3 20 1980-1981 MX Field Studies Contractors Information
3 21 1980-1981 Utah MX Transportation Working Group Information
3 22 1981 Utah Division of Water Rights - Correspondence/Information
3 23 1981 Utah Division of Wildlife Resources: N-series Biological Documents
3 24 1981 Jul 16 Local Contracting Business Opportunities
4 1 1980 Apr 21 Desert News - MX: A Special Report
4 2 1980-1981 Assistant Coordinator - Final Applicants
4 3 1981 Base Comprehensive Planning Comments on Deliverable
4 4 1981 Base Comprehensive Planning Information/Correspondence
4 5 1980-1981 Base Comprehensive Planning Statement of Work
4 6 1980 Base Site Selection Comments
4 7 1980-1981 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) Review Process and Matrix Review Information
4 8 1980-1981 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) Review Process and Matrix Review Information
4 9 1980-1981 MX Missile Policy Board - Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) Review Team Lists/Correspondence
4 10 1980-1981 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) Review Team Information/Correspondence - State/Local
4 12 1980-1981 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) Review Team Information/Correspondence - State/Local
4 13 1980-1981 MX News Releases
4 14 1980 Phase I Study - State Comments (To Be Used)
4 15 1980 Phase I Study - Sub-Contractor: Millard Community Council
4 16 1980 Phase I Study - Sub-Contractor: Central Utah Rural Impact Capital Corporation (CURIC) Original Document
4 17 1980 Jun Impact Analysis of the Proposed MX Project on Iron County - Phase One: Data Collection (Conducted by Eckhoff, Watson, and Preator)
4 18 1981 Phase II Progress Reports - Bureau of Economic and Business Research
4 19 1980 Jul 31 Utah's Specific Comments on Draft Phase II Base Operations Impact Study
4 20 1981 Methodology for Distributing Population Impacts of MX Development Among Communities
5 1 1981 Semi-Monthly Bulletin
5 2 1981 General Correspondence
5 3 1980-1981 Correspondence/Information - Life Support Planning (COE)
5 4 1980-1981 Correspondence/Information - Doug Cardon - Washington, D.C.
5 5 1981 Mountain West Associates Weekly Reports
5 6 1981 Correspondence/Information - Four Corners Regional Office
5 7 1981 Correspondence/Information - Henningson, Durham, and Richardson (HDR): Sciences Division
5 8 1980-1981 Correspondence/Information - Hammer, Siler, and George (HSG)
5 9 1981 Correspondence/Information - Chairman Chad W. Johnson
5 10 1981 Correspondence/Information - Governor Scott Matheson
5 11 1980-1981 Correspondence/Information - Major McMains/General McCarthy
5 12 1981 Correspondence/Information - Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA)
5 13 1981 Correspondence/Information - Utah MX Coordination Office
5 14 1981 Correspondence/Information - Utah MX Coordination Office
5 15 1981 Correspondence/Information - Utah MX Coordination Office
5 16 1981 Correspondence/Information - 803 Study - MX Impact Studies
5 17 1981 Correspondence/Information - 803 Study - MX Impact Studies
5 18 1981 MX: A Mobile Defense System (Published Pamphlet)
5 19 1980 General Correspondence
5 20 1980 Correspondence/Information - Four Corners Regional Commission
5 21 1980 Correspondence/Information - Hamilton, Rabinovitz & Szanton Inc. (HRS)
5 22 1980 Correspondence/Information - Governor Scott Matheson
5 23 1979-1980 Statements Given by Governor Scott Matheson
5 24 1980 Correspondence/Information - U.S. Air Force Major General Forrest S. McCartney
5 25 1980 Correspondence/Information - Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA)
5 26 1980 State MX Coordination Office Correspondence