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.