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Airport Planning and Environmental Division

Airport Planning and Programming

Mission

To plan a safe, efficient, and sustainable national airport system by providing airport planning, environmental, sustainability, land acquisition and relocation, and land use compatibility guidance to U.S. airports and FAA field offices.

  • The division's airport planning responsibilities include providing guidance and assistance on airport master, layout, capacity, airspace and system plans, and aviation forecasts. Activities include producing the United States' National Airport Plan (the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems), preparing reports on airport capacity, and collecting boarding and cargo data to determine airport categories.
  • The division's environmental programs help airports implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and other environmental laws and regulations, in an efficient manner. Activities include providing guidance and assistance on these topics, and reviewing environmental analyses of major airport projects, airport noise compatibility plans, and airport noise and access restrictions. The division also manages programs that improve airport air quality, energy efficiency, and sustainability.
  • The division also provides support and guidance on airport land acquisition and relocation assistance, surplus property, airport land use compatibility, and other airport real property matters.

General Inquiries

Federal Aviation Administration
Airport Planning and Environmental Division (APP-400)
800 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20591
Phone: (202) 267-3263
Fax: (202) 267-5383
Email: Airport Planning and Environmental Division
  • Manager
    Mike Hines
  • Assistant Manager
    Patrick Magnotta
  • Administrative Assistant
    Vacant

Directory

Planning Staff
Name Position Telephone Responsibilities
Rebecca Didio Airport Planning Specialist (202) 267-4636
  • Airport Layout Plans
  • Airport Master Plans
  • Runway Incursion Mitigation (RIM) and Airport Planning
  • Runway Protection Zones
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) at Airports
Kent Duffy National Resource Expert for Airport/Airspace Capacity (202) 267-3961
  • NextGen Integration with Airport Development
  • Airport Capacity and Delay modeling, including FACT reports and Airport Capacity Profiles
  • NAS-Data (Radar) Release for Airports
  • Vehicle ADS-B Technology
  • Runway Length Evaluations
  • Critical Aircraft Determinations
Sharon Glasgow Senior Airport Planning Specialist (202) 267-8739
  • National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS)
  • Runway Development Plans
  • Enplanement and All-Cargo Data
Michael Lawrance Airport Planning Specialist (202) 267-7648
  • Airport Master Plans
  • Airport Layout Plans
  • Aviation Forecasts
  • Siting Requirements for Airport Renewable Energy Systems
Luis Loarte Airport Planning Specialist (202) 267-9622
  • NPIAS
  • Safety Management System (SMS) Implementation for Airport Planning
  • Airport Master Plans
  • Airports Geographic Information Systems (AGIS) and Electronic Airport Layout Plans (eALP)
  • Commercial Space Transportation at Airports
  • Enplanement and All-Cargo Data
Christina Nutting Airport Planning Specialist (202) 267-9277
  • Airport Layout Plans
  • Aviation Forecasts
  • Runway Protection Zones
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) at Airports
  • NPIAS
William Reinhardt Airport Planning Specialist (202) 267-8173
  • Airport Master Plans
  • Airport Layout Plans
  • Passenger Terminal Planning
  • Airports Geographic Information Systems (AGIS)
  • Commercial Space Transportation at Airports
Environmental Staff
Name Position Telephone Responsibilities
Deandra Brooks Land Use and Real Property Specialist (202) 267-7129
  • Real Property Acquisition and Relocation Assistance
  • Airport Land Use Compatibility
  • Surplus Property and Military Base Conversion for Airport Purposes
Jim Byers Environmental Specialist (202) 267-3007
  • Airport Noise Compatibility Planning
  • 14 CFR Part 150 Procedures and Processing
  • 14 CFR Part 161 Procedures and Processing
Thomas Cuddy Environmental Specialist (202) 267-5869
  • NEPA Procedures and Compliance
  • Historic and Archaeological
  • Tribal Consultation
  • Airport Sustainability Planning
Rick Etter National Resource Expert for Land Use and Real Property (202) 267-8773
  • Real Property Acquisition and Relocation Assistance
  • Airport Land Use Compatibility
  • Surplus Property and Military Base Conversions for Airport Purposes
Jaclyn Johnson Environmental Specialist (202) 267-9596
  • NEPA Procedures and Compliance
  • Commercial Space Transportation at Airports
  • FAA Noise Complaint Initiative
Michael Lamprecht Environmental Specialist (202) 267-6496
  • NEPA Procedures and Compliance
  • Airport Air Quality (VALE and ZEV Programs)
  • Wildlife, and Threatened and Endangered Species
  • Wetlands and Water Quality
Frank Smigelski Senior Environmental Specialist (202) 267-9621
  • NEPA Procedures and Compliance
  • Wetlands and Water Quality
  • Airport Air Quality (Conformity Determinations)
  • Airport Noise
Jean Wolfers-Lawrence Environmental Specialist (202) 267-9749
  • NEPA Procedures and Compliance
  • Airport Energy Efficiency
  • Airport Recycling, Reuse, and Waste Reduction
  • Historic Preservation
Vacant Environmental Specialist (202) 267-8189
  • Airport Noise Compatibility Planning
  • 14 CFR Part 150 Procedures and Processing
  • 14 CFR Part 161 Procedures and Processing

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