Friday, April 30, 2010

UPDATE 29 APRIL 2010 from Leslie Grey, FAA

This message is to provide a status for the Environmental Impact Statement
(EIS) being prepared by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  The
purpose of the EIS is to evaluate actions proposed by the Airport operator,
Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADPT&PF) to
bring the facility into compliance with the most current national aviation
safety standards for runway safety areas.
The FAA and the EIS consulting team are coordinating with local, state, and
federal agencies as well as local tribal organizations, to assist in the
preparation of the Draft EIS which will be released for public, agency and
tribal review and comment before the FAA conducts a public hearing for the
project.  Further, FAA is conducting a thorough review of the alternatives
to assure that the EIS includes a suitable range of practicable and
feasible runway safety area enhancements for the runways in consideration.
The current schedule for the project has the Draft EIS being released this
fall, with the public hearing occurring before the holidays.  As we get
closer to completion of the analysis and documentation, I will provide
additional updates to inform you of our progress and next steps.
Please let me know if you have questions or concerns, at the contact
information below.  Additionally, the project website
( has background information about the project.
Leslie A. Grey
Environmental Protection Specialist
FAA - Alaskan Region, Airports Division