For Immediate Release

Release No. AWP5-0105
January 19, 2005
Contact: Donn Walker
Phone: (310) 725-3580

LOS ANGELES — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)'s final environmental report on the proposed master plan for Los Angeles International Airport will be available for public review no later than January 21.

The agency's final environmental impact statement (EIS) on the airport assesses the potential impact of the master plan’s four improvement alternatives, as well as the potential impact of a decision not to make improvements at the airport. The FAA published the draft environmental impact statement on the Los Angeles plan in 2001, and a supplement to the draft environmental impact statement in 2003.

The final EIS includes a separate document – Volume A – that contains recent information and analysis. FAA will accept comments on the information presented in Volume A and its appendixes until 5 p.m. Pacific time on February 22. Comments should be sent to David Kessler, AWP-611, Federal Aviation Administration, Box 92007, Los Angeles, CA 90009-2007.

The FAA also will release its final general conformity determination (GCD) for Alternative D – one of the airport master plan's four proposals. The conformity determination assesses the extent to which Alternative D complies with the federal Clean Air Act.

There is a required 30-day comment period on the EIS, and the FAA will make no decision on the master plan until this period ends. Following that period, the FAA will review the comments submitted before issuing a decision.

Copies of the final EIS and GCD will be available for public review during normal business hours at many libraries throughout Los Angeles County, as well as libraries in Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside and Ventura counties.

Copies will also be available at the following sites during normal business hours:

  • Federal Aviation Administration, Western-Pacific Region, Airports Division, 15000 Aviation Boulevard, Hawthorne, CA.
  • Federal Aviation Administration, National Headquarters, Community and Environmental Needs Division, 800 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC.
  • Los Angeles World Airports Administrative Offices, One World Way, Los Angeles, CA.