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Community Engagement — Chicago

The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing to modify the existing Class C airspace surrounding Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) to further separate arriving traffic to Midway Runway 22L and general aviation aircraft flying by Visual Flight Rules north and south, along the Lake Michigan shoreline.

The agency held a virtual informal airspace meeting for the proposal on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, and Wednesday, September 29, 2021. You may see a replay of the meetings by clicking on the appropriate date.

The FAA will accept comments on the proposal until Friday, October 29, 2021. You may send comments on the proposal to:

Christopher Southerland,
Manager, OSG
FAA, 10101 Hillwood Parkway
Fort Worth, Texas, 76177

OR, via email at:

Proposal Background

The FAA changes airspace through the federal rulemaking process. After the comment period closes, we will consolidate and review the comments and consider incorporating modifications into the final proposal. We anticipate issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in 2021. After considering public comments on the NPRM, the FAA may publish a final rule that officially would modify the airspace.

The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) requires the FAA to identify and publicly disclose any potential environmental impacts of the proposed airspace modifications. We will conduct an environmental review in compliance with NEPA and other environmental laws, regulations, and orders applicable to FAA actions.

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