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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 airspace and system plans, aviation forecasts, and airport land use compatibility.

  • 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.

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
    Vacant
  • Technical Editor
    Taran Triola
  • Administrative Assistant
    Rachel McCoy

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
  • Siting Requirements for Airport Renewable Energy Systems
Kent Duffy National Resource Expert for Airport/Airspace Capacity (202) 267-3961
  • NextGen Integration with Airport Development
  • Airport Capacity and Delay Modeling
  • 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
  • Section 163 Policy
  • Siting Requirements for Airport Renewable Energy Systems
Luis Loarte Airport Planning Specialist (202) 267-9622
  • NPIAS
  • Enplanement and All-Cargo Data
  • Airport Master Plans
  • Safety Management System (SMS) Implementation for Airport Planning
  • Commercial Space Transportation at Airports
Christina Nutting Airport Planning Specialist (202) 267-9277
  • Airport Layout Plans
  • Airport Land Use Compatibility
  • Runway Protection Zones
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) at Airports
  • Section 163 Policy
  • Airport Capacity Planning
  • NPIAS
  • Enplanement and All-Cargo Data
William Reinhardt Airport Planning Specialist (202) 267-8173
  • Airport Master Plans
  • Airport Layout Plans
  • Passenger Terminal Planning
  • Secondary Runway Determiniations
  • Airports Geographic Information Systems (AGIS)
  • Commercial Space Transportation at Airports
Vacant Airport Planning Specialist (202) 267-8189
  • Airport Master Plans
  • Airport Layout Plans
Environmental Staff
Name Position Telephone Responsibilities
Thomas Cuddy Environmental Specialist (202) 267-5869
  • Airort NEPA Compliance
  • Historic and Archaeological
  • Tribal Consultation
  • Airport Sustainability Planning
  • Infrastructure Resilience and Climate Adaptation
Jaclyn Johnson Environmental Specialist (202) 267-9596
  • Airort NEPA Compliance
  • Commercial Space Transportation at Airports
  • NEPA Tracking
  • Section 4(f)
Michael Lamprecht Environmental Specialist (202) 267-6496
  • Airort NEPA Compliance
  • Airport Air Quality (VALE and ZEV Programs)
  • Wildlife, and Threatened and Endangered Species
  • Wetlands and Water Quality
Susan Staehle Environmental Specialist (202) 267-7935
  • Airort NEPA Compliance
  • Airport Noise Compatibility Planning
  • 14 CFR Part 150 Procedures and Processing
  • 14 CFR Part 161 Procedures and Processing
  • Airport Sustainability Planning
  • Recycling, Reuse, and Waste Reduction
Alan Strasser Environmental Specialist (202) 267-7630
  • Airport NEPA Policy, Procedures, and Compliance
  • Airport Air Quality (Clean Air Act/Conformity)
  • Environmental Justice/Socioeconomics
  • Wetlands and Water Quality
  • Airport Climate Resiliency
  • Infrastructure Resilience and Climate Adaptation
Jean Wolfers-Lawrence Environmental Specialist (202) 267-9749
  • Airport NEPA Compliance
  • Airport Noise Compatibility Planning
  • 14 CFR Part 150 Procedures and Processing
  • 14 CFR Part 161 Procedures and Processing
  • Airport Energy Efficiency and Resiliency
  • Airport Recycling, Reuse, and Waste Reduction
  • Historic and Archaeological
  • Tribal Consultation
  • Section 4(f)

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