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The Planning and Environmental Division also oversees the Airport Environmental Program. Environmental oversight includes providing guidance and assistance to airports in implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other Federal environmental laws and regulations. This entails —

General Inquiries

Staff Directory

Name Position Telephone Responsibilities
Jim Byers Environmental Specialist (202) 267-3007
  • Noise
  • Air Quality Issues
  • 14 CFR Part 150 Procedures and Processing
  • 14 CFR 161 Procedures and Processing
  • NEPA Procedures and Compliance
Thomas Cuddy Environmental Specialist (202) 267-5840
  • NEPA Procedures and Compliance
  • Historic and Archaeological
  • Tribal Issues and Consultation
Rick Etter Airport Realty Specialist (202) 267-8773
  • Property Acquisition and Relocation Assistance Issues
Shamira Jones Environmental Specialist (202) 267-8189
  • NEPA Environmental Specialist
  • Environmental Management Systems
P.W. Magnotta Environmental Specialist (202) 493-5004
  • Airport Sustainability
  • Airport Energy Efficiency
  • Airport Climate Adaptation and Resilience
  • Commercial Space Transportation at Airports
  • Airport Environmental Management Systems
  • Airport Environmental Impact Analyses
  • Strategic Planning and Program Evaluations
Frank Smigelski Senior Environmental Protection Specialist (202) 493-4646
  • NEPA Procedures and Compliance
  • Wetlands and Water Quality Issues
  • Air Quality Issues
  • Noise Issues
Peggy Wade Environmental Specialist (202) 267-8824
  • NEPA Procedures and Compliance
  • Air Quality, including General and Transportation Conformity