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 Draft Environmental Assessment for the Southern California Metroplex Project was released on June 10th, 2015 for public review and comment.
- The FAA is extending the public comment period for its Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) of the Southern California Metroplex project to September 8, 2015, to allow for a full 90 days of comment.
- The final Environmental Assessment for the Atlanta Metroplex Project is available for review.
- Adoption of the Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) For Redesignation and Expansion of Restricted Airspace R-4403, Stennis Space Center, Hancock and Pearl River County, MS and St. Tammany Parrish, LA (PDF) (March 2016) and
Evaluation of Changes to the FAA's Proposed Action regarding the Re-designation and Expansion of Restricted Area R-4403 at Stennis Space Center (SSC) in Hancock County and Pearl River County, Mississippi and St. Tammany Parrish, Louisiana (PDF) (March 2016)
The 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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