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The Planning and Environmental Division also oversees the Airport Environmental Program. Environmental oversight includes providing guidance and assistance to airports in implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other Federal environmental laws and regulations. This entails —

General Inquiries

Staff Directory


Name Position Telephone Responsibilities
Jim Byers Environmental Specialist (202) 267-3007
  • Airport Noise Compatibility Planning
  • 14 CFR Part 150 Procedures and Processing
  • 14 CFR Part 161 Procedures and Processing
Thomas Cuddy Environmental Specialist (202) 267-5869
  • NEPA Procedures and Compliance
  • Historic and Archaeological
  • Tribal Consultation
  • Airport Climate Adaptation
  • Commercial Space Transportation at Airports
  • Airport Air Quality
  • Carbon Neutrality at Airports
Rick Etter Operations Analyst (202) 267-8773
  • Property Acquisition and Relocation Assistance
Shamira Brown Environmental Specialist (202) 267-8189
  • NEPA Compliance
  • Airport Environmental Management Systems
Michael Lamprecht Environmental Specialist (202) 267-6496
  • NEPA Procedures and Compliance
  • Wildlife and Threatened and Endangered Species
  • Wetlands and Water Quality Issues
P.W. Magnotta Environmental Specialist (202) 267-9609
  • Airport Sustainability
  • Airport Emissions Reduction
  • Airport Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
  • Airport Recycling, Reuse, and Waste Reduction
  • Airport Climate Adaptation
  • Airport Environmental Management Systems
  • Strategic Planning and Program Evaluations
Frank Smigelski Senior Environmental Specialist (202) 267-9621
  • NEPA Procedures and Compliance
  • Wetlands and Water Quality Issues
  • Airport Air Quality
  • Airport Noise