Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 5644

MX Missile Policy Board MX missile survey and siting reports

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

This series contains a series of published reports created by the multinational geological survey corporation, FUGRO. These reports include maps and reports that detail gravity surveys, mineral resource surveys, alternative energy sources surveys, and geotechnical siting investigations that were made by FUGRO staff to determine potential areas to place the MX missile system in Nevada and Utah. The information in these reports provides detailed compositional analysis of the rocks, minerals, and geophysical features in the region.

FUGRO was hired by the U.S. Air Force to conduct surveys and publish reports in conjunction with efforts to produce the Draft Environmental Impact Statement stipulated by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Copies of these reports were given to the various state and federal agencies directly responsible for planning for the impact of MX (a task handled on the county level by the MX Missile Impact Policy Board). It was through analysis of published material from contracted companies hired by the U.S. Air Force (like FUGRO) that agency staff could analyze and provide comment on the merits of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement that was ultimately produced for MX in 1981.

Arrangement

Chronological by date.

Related Records

Administrative records from the MX Coordination Office, Series 4246, contains a variety of materials from the MX Coordination Office that help show how the agency utilized information and coordinated response to the proposed MX system.

MX Draft Environmental Impact Statement evaluation records from the MX Coordination Office, Series 4251, contains state agency coordinated responses to the MX Environmental Impact Statement, which was drafted utilizing information from the reports found in this series.

Draft environmental impact statements and technical reports from the MX Coordination Office, Series 4254, contains the MX EIS and technical reports that were utilized in its creation.

Administrative records from the MX Missile Policy Board, Series 5643, contains a variety of reports, correspondence, memorandum, and other records from the agency tasked with planning for the impact of MX on the local county level in Utah.

MX reports from the MX Coordination Office, Series 6372, contains numerous reports and correspondence detailing the potential environmental and social impact of MX on the Great Basin region.

MX technical issues briefing transcript from the Governor's Office. Office of Planning and Budget, Series 11927, contains technical information used to determine potential areas to place the MX missile system in Utah and Nevada.

MX environmental technical reports from the MX Coordination Office, Series 17499, contain reports 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 networks from the MX system.

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 Feb 7 MX Siting Investigation: Hamlin Valley Nevada
1 2 1980 Mar 28 MX Siting Investigation: Gravity Survey - Southern Snake Valley (Ferguson Desert) Utah
1 3 1980 Apr 30 Alternative Energy Sources for the MX System: Nevada-Utah
1 4 1980 May 30 MX Siting Investigation: Gravity Survey - Coal Valley Nevada
1 5 1980 May 30 MX Siting Investigation: Gravity Survey - Garden Valley Nevada
1 6 1980 Jul 9 MX Siting Investigation: Gravity Survey - Big Sand Springs Valley Nevada
1 7 1980 May 30 MX Siting Investigation: Gravity Survey - Hot Creek Valley Nevada
1 8 1980 Sep 17 Geotechnical Siting Investigations, MX Program: Briefing by FUGRO National Inc. at Norton Air Force Base
1 9 1980 Oct 30 MX Mineral Resource Survey: Nevada/Utah Siting Area - Volume I
1 10 1980 Oct 30 MX Mineral Resource Survey: Nevada/Utah Siting Area - Volume I
1 11 1980 Oct 31 MX Mineral Resource Survey: Nevada/Utah Siting Area - Volume II
1 12 1980 Oct 31 MX Mineral Resource Survey: Nevada/Utah Siting Area - Volume II
1 13 1980 Oct 31 MX Mineral Resource Survey: Nevada/Utah Siting Area - Volume II
1 14 1980 Oct 31 MX Mineral Resource Survey: Nevada/Utah Siting Area - Volume III
1 15 1980 Oct 31 MX Mineral Resource Survey: Nevada/Utah Siting Area - Volume IV
1 16 1980 Oct 31 MX Mineral Resource Survey: Nevada/Utah Siting Area - Volume V
1 17 1980 Oct 31 MX Mineral Resource Survey: Nevada/Utah Siting Area - Volume VI
1 18 1980 Oct 31 MX Mineral Resource Survey: Nevada/Utah Siting Area - Volume VI