Environmental Policy & Guidance



  • The FAA Community Involvement Manual (PDF) reaffirms our commitment to give the public an opportunity to be informed, become involved, and have their concerns and views considered and provides guidance for FAA employees who are involved in planning, conducting, or approving aviation actions that may raise concerns within a community.
  • Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT) replaces all legacy environmental modeling tools previously required for predicting noise, fuel burn, and emissions of FAA actions. The requirement to use AEDT extends to all applicable environmental modeling conducted for FAA actions under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as well as other FAA approved studies, such as those under Part 150 or Part 161.

NEPA Information

FAA considers the impact of its actions on the environment through coordinated environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the National Historic Preservation Act and other federal laws.

Additional Guidance and Memoranda

Environmental Programs