Department of Natural Resources. Division of Water Resources MX administrative records
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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
Scope and Content
When President Jimmy Carter announced in 1979 that his administration would begin work on basing the newly proposed MX Missile System in the Great Basin region of Utah and Nevada it mobilized federal and state government agencies on a vigorous and sustained path of studying the potential environmental, economic, and social impacts that would accompany the project. The MX Coordination Office was established in Utah through the office of Governor Scott Matheson with the express purpose of coordinating state executive branch activities. This included drawing on available state resources in assisting with federal surveys and studies of the region, as well as utilizing state agency expertise in making comment on reports and the various environmental impact statements produced by the U.S. Air Force as required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
The Utah Division of Water Resources (housed under the larger Department of Natural Resources) was among the stage agencies drawn upon to assist with planning for MX. Specifically the agency was tasked with primarily focusing on geological and water studies completed by U.S. Air Force subcontractors. Most of the agencies interaction concerning MX came with the MX Coordination Office.
The records produced by the agency that are found in this series include correspondence (both letters and memoranda), siting investigation summaries, draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) scoping report comments, estimates of fiscal impact, water resources reports, and meeting agenda and minutes. The series also includes a variety of maps, tables, charts, graphs, and graphics, as well as copies of numerous MX reports and new items that were presumably used as reference material by agency staff.
Administrative records from the MX Coordination Office, Series 4246, contains 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 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 Division of Water Resources.
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 Division of Water Resources was tasked with helping assess and provide comment on.
Administrative records from the MX Missile Policy Board, Series 5643, contains the administrative records (similar to what is found in this series) for the MX Missile Policy Board which was based in Cedar City, Utah.
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.
MX reports from the MX Coordination Office, Series 6372, contains copies of various reports and records that may be duplicated in this series.
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.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
This series was processed by Jim Kichas in April 2012.
|1||1||1981 Jun 15||MX Mitigation Team|
|1||2||1981 Apr 3||Bureau of Economics and Business Research (BEBR) - Economics and Demographic Impacts of MX Deployment|
|1||3||1979 Dec||The MX System and the Environment - A Report Prepared by the U.S. Air Force|
|1||4||1981 Nov 30||ERTEC (Earth Technology Corporation) - Water Resources Report|
|1||5||1980-1981||MX Field Studies|
|1||6||1983 Jan 5||MX Requests for Information|
|1||7||1982 Jul 7||Agency Briefing on MX Monitoring - Design and Construction of Deep Underground Basing Facilities for Strategic Missiles - Volumes I and II|
|1||8||1982 Apr 2||MX Bibliography|
|1||9||1981 Jul 9||Review/Comments on EDAW Deliverable II - Interim Report I - MX Base Comprehensive Plan - Natural Resources (Contract No. F04704-81-C-0016)|
|1||10||1981 Jun 8||Review of EDAW Deliverable 15 - Interim Report I - Utility Systems - Beryl - Contract No. F04704-81-C-0016|
|1||11||1981 Jun 8||Review of EDAW Deliverable 15 - Interim Report I - Utility Systems - Milford - Contract No. F04704-81-C-0016|
|1||12||1982 Feb 2||ERTEC Program Status|
|1||13||1982 Mar 11||ERTEC - Proposal - Summary Assessment Report - Regional Carbonate Aquifer Studies in Nevada and Utah - P82-381|
|1||14||1981 May 22||MX Funding|
|1||15||1979 Jul-1981 Apr||HDR Reports (ETR)|
|1||16||1981 Sep 17||Comments on Delineation of Environmental Resource Constraint Data and Recommendation of Buffer Zones|
|1||17||1981 Jul 23||Proposed Site Layouts - Snake and Sevier Desert Valleys (with Maps/Schematics)|
|1||18||1981 Jun 29||Proposed Site Layouts - Beryl and Milford|
|1||19||1981 Aug 21||Proposed Site Layouts - Fish Springs Flat, Dugway Whirlwind, Sevier Lake|
|1||20||1981 Sep 16||Proposed Site Layouts - Hamlin & Tule Valleys|
|1||21||1981 Sep 28||Verification Study - Pine and Wah Wah Valleys|
|1||22||1981 Jul||Phase II-B Operations Impact Study for the Long Ridge Site - Executive Summary and Detailed Assessment Reports|
|1||23||1981 Jul 31||Proposed Site Layouts - Pine and Wah Wah Valleys|
|1||24||1979-1980||MX Task Force|
|1||26||1981 Feb 19||FUGRO - Program Overview|
|1||27||1981 Feb 9||FUGRO - MX Siting Investigation - Water Resource Program - Industry Activity Inventory - Utah/Nevada|
|1||28||1980 Aug 5||FUGRO - Nevada and Utah Water Law and Procedures for Rights Acquisition|
|2||1||1979||FUGRO - MX Siting Investigation - Geotechnical Summary - Water Resources Program|
|2||2||1980||MX DEIS Scoping|
|2||3||1980 Jul||FUGRO - MX Siting Investigation - Summary of Suitable Area - Volumes I and II|
|2||4||1980 Aug 7||FUGRO - Water Resources Report|
|2||5||1980 Jun||FUGRO - Municipal Water Supply and Waste-Water Treatment Facilities|
|2||6||1977-1980||FUGRO - MX Siting Investigation - Geotechnical Evaluation - Counterminous United States - Volume II - Intermediate Screening|
|2||7||1981||HRS Estimates of the Fiscal Impacts of MX|
|2||8||1981||MX Impact Analysis and Estimates|
|2||9||1980 Jul||Five County Association of Governments - Utah Four County - Proposed MX Impact Area - Phase I|
|2||10||1980 Jul 30||Office of Economic Adjustment - Business Development in the MX Project Area|
|2||11||1979-1980||MX Statements and Fact Sheets|
|2||12||1980 Aug 12||MX Water Rights Appropriation|
|2||13||1981 Jul 8||Siting Coordination Meetings|
|2||14||1982 Jun 23||MX Missile Siting Meetings|
|2||15||1981 Mar 26||MX Technical Interchange Meeting on Tiering and Secondary Impacts|
|2||16||1981 Dec 7||MX Draft Environmental Impact Statement Review|
|3||1||1978||Environmental Impact Analysis Process - Final Environmental Impact Statement - MX: Milestone II - I. Program Overview|
|3||2||1978||Environmental Impact Analysis Process - Final Environmental Impact Statement - MX: Milestone II - II. Full-Scale Engineering Development|
|3||3||1978||Environmental Impact Analysis Process - Final Environmental Impact Statement - MX: Milestone II - III. Missile Flight Testing|
|3||4||1978||Environmental Impact Analysis Process - Final Environmental Impact Statement - MX: Milestone II - IV. Basing Mode Evaluation|
|3||5||1978||Environmental Impact Analysis Process - Final Environmental Impact Statement - MX: Milestone II - V. Appendices|
|3||6||1978||Environmental Impact Analysis Process - Final Environmental Impact Statement - MX: Milestone II - VI. Public Comments|
|3||7||1980 Dec 22||HDR Sciences - MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 11 - Geology and Mining|
|3||8||1980 Dec 29||HDR Sciences - MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 12 - Water Resources|
|3||9||1980 Dec 15||HDR Sciences - MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 13 - Atmospheric Resources|
|3||10||1980 Dec 22||HDR Sciences - MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 26 - Steel|
|3||11||1980 Dec 22||HDR Sciences - MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 27 - Economic Model|
|3||12||1980 Dec 22||HDR Sciences - MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 29 - Public Finance Model|
|3||13||1980 Dec 22||HDR Sciences - MX Environmental Technical Report - ETR 32 - SRM|
|3||14||1980 Mar 13||MX - The Technical Issues - Proceedings of the Meeting of the State Advisory Council on Science and Technology|
|3||15||1981 Mar 23||Cumulative Impacts of Energy and Defense Projects in the West: Synfuels and the MX - Robert W. Rycroft and James E. Monaghan|
|3||16||1982 Feb 26||ERTEC Bibliography|
|3||17||1981 Apr 10||Utah Consortium for Energy Research and Education - Review of the U.S. Air Force Draft Environmental Impact Statement on Deployment Area Selection and Land Withdrawal/Acquisition for the MX Missile System - A Report to Governor Scott M. Matheson|
|3||18||1981 May 29||MX Base Comprehensive Plan - Deliverable 13 Interim Report I - Beryl - Contract No. F04704-81-C-0016|
|3||19||1981 May 29||MX Base Comprehensive Plan - Deliverable 13 Interim Report I - Milford - Contract No. F04704-81-C-0016|