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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 Issues and Consultation
  • Airport Climate Adaptation and Resilience
  • Commercial Space Transportation at Airports
  • Air Quality, including General and Transportation Conformity
  • Carbon Neutrality at Airports
Rick Etter Operations Analyst (202) 267-8773
  • Property Acquisition and Relocation Assistance
Shamira Jones Environmental Specialist (202) 267-8189
  • NEPA Environmental Specialist
  • 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 Change Adaptation and Resilience
  • Airport Environmental Management Systems
  • Strategic Planning and Program Evaluations
Frank Smigelski Environmental Protection Specialist (202) 267-9621
  • NEPA Procedures and Compliance
  • Wetlands and Water Quality Issues
  • Airport Air Quality
  • Airport Noise