For Immediate Release

Release No. AWP-5 08-01
August 9, 2001
Contact: Jerry Snyder
Phone: (310) 725-3580

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed various flight procedural changes within the Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) and the Phoenix Terminal Radar Approach Control boundaries. These changes are necessary to increase safety, efficiency, and ultimately reduce delays. To study the potential environmental impacts for these proposed changes, the FAA prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA). As a result of community concerns and comments received during the Draft EA review process, the FAA developed a third alternative and presented a Supplemental Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for review and comment.

The FAA is extending the 30-day comment period for the Supplemental Draft EA an additional 45-days. The Supplemental Draft EA was made available on June 25, 2001, and will remain available for review and commenting until 5:00 p.m. September 10, 2001.

Copies of the Supplemental Draft EA are available for public examination at all local area libraries. An electronic version of the Supplemental Draft EA is available for viewing at

Written comments should be sent to:
Mark Perryman, Vice President Landrum & Brown 11279 Cornell Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45242

Public informational meetings will be held in association with this time extension. Two meetings will be held in the City of Mesa and one for the Salt River Reservation Community. In addition to these meetings, the City of Mesa will be conducting workshops at the same locations from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Meeting will be held:
August 21, 2001 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Centennial Center in the Superstition Ballroom 263 N. Center Street, Mesa, AZ
August 22, 2001 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Red Mountain Multigenerational Center in the Multipurpose Room 7550 E. Adobe Road, Mesa, AZ
August 23, 2001 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Salt River Reservation Community Building, 1880 N. Longmore, Salt River Reservation