On 12/16, airport management with the help of AECOM consultants, completed the latest draft for the Environmental Assessment and submitted it to the FAA for review.
Talbot County proposes to undertake development projects listed in their Five-Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) (see Exhibit 1.2-1). Projects include an extension to Runway 4-22 and associated improvements, construction of aircraft storage facilities (T-hangars, tie downs, and conventional hangars) and associated aprons; acquisition of property interests within the Runways 15-33 and 4-22 protection zones; construction of an Airport Service Road; relocation of the Runway 22 end threshold; relocation of navigational aids (NAVAIDs); and removal of obstructions to the existing 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 77 surfaces for Runway 15-33 and Runway 4-22. AECOM is currently completing this Environmental Assessment in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 [(NEPA); 42 United States Code (USC) 4321 et seq.]; the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) implementing regulations; [40 CFR 1500-1508]; FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, and FAA Order 5050.4B: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions.