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Community Involvement — Ontario

March 9, 2018 Update

The FAA has developed Performance Based Navigation (PBN) arrivals and departure procedure into the Ontario International Airport (ONT) as part of the now implemented Southern California Metroplex Project. The FAA issued its final decision on the project on September 2, 2016 and the administrative process is closed. As a legal matter, that decision will not be revisited. During its post-implementation review, the FAA heard concerns about overflights from Lake Arrowhead communities.

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As part of the post-implementation phase, the FAA reviewed all procedures to assess outcomes and verify expected benefits. During this review, the Agency determined it might be operationally feasible to use an alternate arrival path into ONT in some nighttime conditions when the Long Beach Airport (LGB) and the Orange County Airport (SNA) DSNEE and ROOBY STARs no longer conflict with the ONT arrival procedures due to inactivity. Curfews imposed on LGB and SNA operations result in increased available airspace and design options for ONT overnight arrivals.

The FAA completed an environmental review of the proposed JCKIE STAR in accordance with policies and procedures in FAA JO 7400.2L, "Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters," Department of Transportation Order 5610.1C, "Procedures for Considering Environmental Impacts" and FAA Order 1050.1F "Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures." The FAA has determined that no significant environmental impacts will occur with the implementation of this procedure and it meets the criteria of a categorical exclusion.

The documentation can be read below.

January 26, 2018 Update

FAA representatives attended the January 25, 2018 meeting of the Lake Arrowhead Municipal Advisory Council. FAA Regional Administrator made a presentation about the airspace procedures recently approved and implemented near Lake Arrowhead as part of the Southern California Metroplex project. He also discussed a new, proposed procedure that may address local community concerns about overflights while maintaining the enhanced airspace safety and efficiency benefits.

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