PHL-CAW
7/05/2006
  Airspace Redesign Raises EPA Environmental Concerns
In its June 8, 2006 comments to the FAA for the Metro Airspace Redesign, the U.S. EPA indicated that it has environmental concerns with regard to the project. The agency indicated that it believes that the FAA needs to analyze the cumulative impacts of the project related to increasing airspace capacity. The EPA also noted concerns with regard to environmental justice and noise impacts that would be generated by the FAA’s proposals. Its comments conclusion statement is listed below and the full comment letter Internet Link is also listed below.

Robert Belzer
President, NJCAAN


“EPA has rated the draft EIS as EC-2 (see enclosed rating sheet), indicating that we have environmental concerns because of the need for analysis of cumulative impacts to the environment from increasing airspace capacity. Additionally, future EPA documentation for the project should includeupdated demand estimates and travel forecasts, information on outreach to environmental justice communities, and discussion of efforts to minimize and mitigate noise impacts.”


EPA Comments To FAA Internet Link:
http://www.epa.gov/region2/spmm/faa_ny_nj_phl_airspace_redesign_deis.pdf
 

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