The Environmental Policy Team falls under the Airspace Policy and ATC Procedures Group, handling environmental matters for Mission Support Services for ATO. The team develops environmental policy, standards, and guidance and provides technical advice to FAA headquarters, service areas, and field offices. The team also represents Mission Support Services at meetings and conferences on environmental activities that affect air traffic operations and the National Airspace System (NAS).
What's Happening Now
- The final Environmental Assessment for the Atlanta Metroplex Project is available for review.
- Final Environmental Assessment – FONSI/ROD for North Texas Optimization of the Airspace and Procedures in the Metroplex (North Texas OAPM) (June 2013)
- Final Environmental Assessment – FONSI/ROD for the DC OAPM Project (signed December 30, 2013)
- Final Environmental Assessment – FONSI/ROD for the Houston Optimization of Airspace and Procedures in the Metroplex (OAPM) (signed June 13, 2013)
- Final Environmental Assessment – FONSI/ROD for the implementation of a new air traffic control Area Navigation (RNAV) standard instrument departure (SID) procedure on Runway 33 Left (33L) at Boston-Logan International Airport (signed June 4, 2013)
FAA's airspace redesign efforts are important to enhance capacity and meet the demand for air travel, which is rebounding to levels experienced in 2000. Airspace redesign efforts have played and will continue to play a critical role in enhancing capacity, transitioning to more flexible routing, and reducing delays.
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Applicable Environmental Regulations & Policy
Regulations, orders, and guidance documents typically referenced for all project-related environmental reviews.
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Environmental Analysis Tools
The Environmental Policy Team helps develop and ensure that the latest noise and air quality impact evaluation tools are used in assessing environmental impacts of FAA's airspace projects.
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