Environmental Assessment for the Five-Year Capital Improvement Program:
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.
New Wind Cone:
The Maryland Aviation Administration recently provided the Airport with a new Primary, Size 2 wind cone with LED Obstruction Light and internal array. Since this type of wind cone is non-frangible, the wind cone will need to be located outside of the 14 Code of Federal Regulation Part 77 surfaces. Thus, the County will be installing this wind cone to the northwest of the intersection of taxiways A and B. AECOM is preparing the required environmental documentation and update to the Airport Layout Plan.
The proposed Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal for Fiscal Years 2017, 2018, and 2019 has been determined to be 5.78% for Easton Airport awarded contracts with federal financial assistance in accordance with 49 CFR Part 26. The program is available for the public’s viewing purposes at the Easton Airport Administration Office located at 29137 Newnam Road, Easton, Maryland 21601.
A meeting was be held on July 28, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Easton Airport Business Office located at 29137 Newnam Road, Easton, Maryland 21601 for all interested stakeholders that are interested in providing input into the Easton Airport DBE goal and the methodology that was used to calculate as well as those with information concerning the availability of disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged businesses and the effects of discrimination on opportunities for DBEs. No interested stakeholders were in attendance and no comments were received.
A subsequent meeting will be held August 29, 2017 at 2:30 pm.