Tweed New Haven Airport Expansion Plan

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact and Record of Decision for the proposed Runway 02-20 Extension and Terminal Expansion project at Tweed New Haven Airport located in New Haven, Connecticut. An electronic copy of the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and federal decision for this project can be accessed at and

In March 2023, the City of New Haven, through its Airport Authority, prepared a Draft EA. The Tweed New Haven Airport Authority, in coordination with AvPorts, (airport managing company) has proposed a $165 million expansion program that includes a new terminal and runway extension. The EA addressed the potential environmental effects of the proposed project. The EA was prepared in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) [Public Law 91-190, 42 USC 4321-4347], the implementing regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) [40 CFR Parts 1500-1508][2022], and FAA Orders 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures and 5050.4B, Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions. 

The public comment period for the Draft EA started on March 2, 2023, and ended on May 1, 2023. The Final EA responds to agency review and public commenting period for the proposed project.   The Finding of No Significant Impact and Record of Decision represents the FAA’s determination that there are no significant environmental impacts associated with the FAA’s Proposed Federal Action related to the HVN Runway Extension and Terminal Expansion Program. In the EA, the Airport Authority has evaluated the environmental effects of the entire Proposed Action; however, the FAA’s Proposed Federal Action is currently limited to airport layout plan (ALP) approval of only those portions of the Proposed Action that meet the criteria established in 49 U.S.C. §47107(a)(16)(B), commonly referred to as Section 163(d) of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018.

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Last updated: Friday, December 22, 2023