FAA Begins Environmental Review for West Virginia International Yeager Airport Projects

Friday, September 30, 2022

WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is preparing a draft environmental review of airfield, safety and terminal improvements at the West Virginia International Yeager Airport (CRW). The agency will hold several public meetings on the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the projects, which are proposed by the Central West Virginia Regional Airport Authority (CWVRAA).

The proposed projects include the shift and extension of Runway 5-23 and the parallel taxiway to improve the runway safety area to meet FAA design standards, and improvements to the terminal facilities. The proposed projects will address needed upgrades and support the existing and forecast aviation demand at the airport. The EIS will evaluate the potential environmental effects of the proposed projects.

The FAA will host two in-person meetings on Nov. 2 and 3, 2022, from 6-8 p.m. EST at the Embassy Suites, 300 Court Street, Charleston, W.V.; and a virtual meeting on Nov. 7, 2022, from 6-8 p.m. EST. The public comment period begins Sept. 30, 2022, and will be open until Nov. 17, 2022. You can find more information on the EIS and how to participate in the public scoping meetings including translation services here.

The FAA is conducting the EIS in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations, and other applicable FAA orders, directives, and guidance.