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
- Final Environmental Assessment – Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Record of Decision (ROD) for the Charlotte Optimization of the Airspace and Procedures in the Metroplex (CLT OAPM) (PDF) (signed May 19, 2015)
- FAA's Record of Decision to Adopt U.S. Air Force Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Powder River Training Complex (PDF) (signed March 24, 2015)
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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