VOL. 16 ISSUE NO. 48   | DECEMBER 1 – 7, 2010

DECEMBER 1, 2010

Scottsdale Airport will host a public workshop for environmental assessment

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SCOTTSDALE – The City of Scottsdale has scheduled a public information workshop for Tuesday, Dec. 7 from 5 – 7 p.m., as part of an environmental assessment.  The ongoing assessment is part of an examination of the potential environmental impacts of a proposed strengthening of the Scottsdale airport runway.  The runway is currently limited to aircraft that operate at less than 75,000 pounds; operating weights up to 100,000 pounds are permitted on a case-by-case basis. The environmental assessment will evaluate factors including aircraft noise, air quality, biological and cultural resources, and water quality to determine the viability of permanently shifting the maximum aircraft operating weight to 100,000 pounds.

The Federal Aviation Administration is the lead agency for this assessment which will be prepared pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act.  The workshop will provide the public an opportunity to obtain information regarding the evaluation process, provide community input and meet contributing parties. 

Representatives of the Scottsdale Airport and Coffman Associates (local firm hired by the City of Scottsdale to consult on the assessment) will be on-site to discuss the proposed project.  The project is in its early inventory stages, specific environmental analysis results are not yet available.  The workshop is open to the public and participation is encouraged. 
The Public Workshop will be held in the Scottsdale Airport terminal, Main Lobby (15000 N. Airport Drive, Scottsdale). 

For more information, visit http://scottsdaleairportea.airportstudy.com or contact James M. Harris, P.E., President, Coffman Associates at 602-993-6999 or jmharris@coffmanassociates.com.

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