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O'Hare Modernization Draft Environmental Impact Statement

The O'Hare Modernization Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is available online to the public through the following links. For ease of accessing the document, FAA has divided the document into the chapters and sections listed below. It is recommended that the reader download the document to their computer rather than attempt opening the files on the FAA website. Information on Public Hearings and commenting on the Draft EIS is also provided at the bottom of this page.

Draft EIS Documents

DEIS Reference Documents

Public Hearings

We are seeking comments from Federal, State, and local entities, and the public on the DEIS. The FAA conducted three public hearings on the dates, times and locations listed below.

  • Tuesday, February 22, 2005, from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. CST at the Avalon Banquets, 1905 East Higgins Road, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007.
  • Wednesday, February 23, 2005, from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. CST at the Waterford Conference Center, 933 South Riverside Drive, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126.
  • Thursday, February 24, 2005, from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. CST at the White Eagle, 6839 North Milwaukee Avenue, Niles, Illinois 60714.

The first half hour of each hour of the public hearing was allocated to pre-reserved testimony. The second half hour of each hour was allocated to walk-in testimony.

Transcript from Public Hearings and Private Testimony Rooms (PDF)

Public Hearing Procedural Rules (PDF)

Commenting on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement

We are also seeking written comments from Federal, State, and local entities, and the public on the DEIS. Please send your written comments to Mr. Mike MacMullen, Federal Aviation Administration, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018; (847)294-7046 (facsimile); or via email:; by the close of business March 23, 2005.

FAA Extends Comment Period for DEIS to close of Business April 6, 2005 (PDF)

Comments Submitted on the DEIS

Libraries With the Draft Environmental Impact Statement to View by the Public

The Draft EIS is available for review until March 23, 2005 at the following libraries:
Library Street address City
Arlington Heights Memorial Library 500 North Dunton Ave. Arlington Heights
Bellwood Public Library 600 Bohland Ave. Bellwood
Bensenville Community Public Library 200 S Church Rd. Bensenville
Berkeley Public Library 1637 Taft Ave. Berkeley
Bloomingdale Public Library 101 Fairfield Way Bloomingdale
College of DuPage Library 425 Fawell Blvd. Glen Ellyn
Des Plaines Public Library 1501 Ellinwood Ave. Des Plaines
Eisenhower Public Library 4652 N Olcott Ave. Harwood Heights
Elk Grove Village Public Library 1001 Wellington Ave. Elk Grove Village
Elmhurst Public Library 211 Prospect Ave. Elmhurst
Elmwood Park Public Library 4 W Conti Pkwy. Elmwood Park
Franklin Park Public Library 10311 Grand Ave. Franklin Park
Glendale Heights Library 25 E Fullerton Ave. Glendale Heights
Glenview Public Library 1930 Glenview Rd. Glenview
Harold Washington Library 400 S State St. Chicago
Hoffman Estates Library 1550 Hassell Rd Hoffman Estates
Itasca Community Library 500 W Irving Park Rd. Itasca
Lombard Public Library 110 W Maple St. Lombard
Maywood Public Library 121 S 5th Ave. Maywood
Melrose Park Public Library 801 N Broadway Melrose Park
Morton Grove Public Library 6140 Lincoln Ave. Morton Grove
Mount Prospect Public Library 10 S Emerson St. Mount Prospect
Niles Public Library 6960 W Oakton St. Niles
Northlake Public Library 231 N Wolf Rd. Northlake
Oak Park Public Library 834 Lake St. Oak Park
Oakton Community College Library 1616 E Golf Rd. Des Plaines
Park Ridge Public Library 20 S Prospect Ave. Park Ridge
River Forest Public Library 735 Lathrop Ave. River Forest
River Grove Public Library 8638 W Grand Ave. River Grove
Schaumburg Township District Library 130 S Roselle Rd. Schaumburg
Schiller Park Public Library 4200 Old River Rd. Schiller Park
Villa Park Public Library 305 S Ardmore Ave. Villa Park
Wood Dale Public Library 520 N Wood Dale Rd. Wood Dale

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