The Airport Environmental Program helps airports implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other Federal environmental laws and regulations. This includes airport noise compatibility planning (Part 150), airport noise and access restrictions (Part 161), environmental review for airport development, and the application of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970.

Contact Us

  • Richard Doucette, Environmental Program Manager Responsible for oversight of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), FAA Part 150 Noise Studies, and other federal environmental programs and statutes as they relate to FAA airport actions in New England.
  • Michelle Ricci, Environmental Specialist Responsible for Environmental Assessments and Impact Statements and noise abatement studies conducted under Part 150.

National Policy and Guidance

Solar Guidance

NOTE: As of June 26, 2012, the FAA is reviewing Section 3.1.2 ("Reflectivity") of the "Technical Guidance for Evaluating Selected Solar Technologies on Airports" based on new information and field experience. All users of this guidance are hereby notified that significant content in this section may be subject to change, and the FAA cautions users against relying solely on this section at this time.

  • Solar Guide: Technical Guidance for Evaluating Selected Solar Technologies on Airports [View Onscreen (PDF, 6.21 MB) | Print (PDF, 14.5 MB)]

Federal Register Notices

Subject/Title Date
Interim Policy, FAA Review of Solar Energy System Projects on Federally Obligated Airports (78 FR 63276) (PDF) 10/23/2013
Air Quality Designations for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard (78 FR 63276) (PDF) 8/5/2013
Federal Presumed to Conform Actions Under General Conformity (72 FR 41565) (PDF) 7/30/2007
14 CFR Part 150, Airport Noise Compatibility Planning: Final Rule (69 FR 57622) (PDF) 9/24/2004
Draft Aviation Noise Abatement Policy 2000 (65 FR 43802) (PDF) 7/14/2000
Compatible Land Use Planning Initiative (63 FR 27876) (PDF) 5/21/1998
Final Policy on Part 150 Approval of Noise Mitigation Measures: Effect on the Use of Federal Grants for Noise Mitigation Projects (63 FR 16409) (PDF) 4/3/1998
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