|Publication Date||November 5, 2021|
Charlotte-Douglas International Airport
South General Aviation Campus Environmental Assessment
Notice of Availability
Draft Environmental Assessment (EA)
Pursuant to Title 49, United States Code, § 47106(c)(1)(A), notice is hereby given that the City of Charlotte Aviation Department (City), in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), intends to provide needed general aviation (GA) hangar space for existing for future operations, improve the use of Airport property for aeronautical revenue, and continue local Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) training (Proposed Project). The Proposed Project includes the demolition of the following on-Airport facilities: existing North Carolina Air National Guard (ANG) ARFF Training Facility, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department aviation hangar, helipads, and administrative building, and removal of above ground fuel tanks, and the Civil Air Patrol building. The Proposed Project would include construction of ten corporate GA hangars along with aprons, taxilanes, taxiway connectors, vehicle parking, and landscaping, and a new access road. The Proposed Project also includes the construction of a replacement ANG ARFF Training Facility located at the end of Timberly Place.
A Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) has been prepared to disclose the potential economic, social, and environmental impacts of the Proposed Project. While no impacts to historic or cultural resources have been identified, the FAA initiated consultation with the North Carolina Department of Historic Resources in compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. This notice also fulfills any consultation requirements under Section 106.
Copies of the Draft EA will be available for public examination for a 30-day period beginning November 5, 2021, at the following locations: City of Charlotte Aviation Department, 5601 Wilkinson Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28208; the project website; and during regular business hours in the Reference section of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – West Boulevard, 2157 West Boulevard, Charlotte, North Carolina 28208.
Written comments on the information in the Draft EA may be sent (using the comment form) to David.Alberts@rsandh.com or addressed to: Mr. David Alberts, RS&H, 10748 Deerwood Park Boulevard South, Jacksonville, FL 32256 or Ms. Amber Leathers, City of Charlotte Aviation Department, 5601 Wilkinson Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28208 or Amber.Leathers@cltairport.com or Mr. Aaron Braswell, FAA, Aaron.Braswell@faa.gov. Electronic and hand-delivered comments must be received no later than 5:00 pm Eastern Time on December 5, 2021. Mailed comments must be postmarked no later than December 5, 2021. Be advised that all comments received including personal identifying information may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. If requested, a public workshop to review the project and provide comments will be considered by the FAA. Requests for a public workshop should be submitted to Ms. Amber Leathers at the physical address and email address provided above.