Massport Files Environmental Notification Form for Boston Logan International Airport Runway Safety Area Improvements Project
The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) today announced that it has filed an Environmental Notification Form (ENF) for the Boston Logan International Airport Runway Safety Area (RSA) Improvements Project with the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Office (MEPA).
here to view the report in PDF format (16.71 MB, allow time to download).
Massport is proposing to enhance the runway safety areas at the ends of Runway 33L and Runway 22R at Logan International Airport. RSAs are safety improvements and do not extend runways or have any effect on normal runway operations, runway capacity, or types of aircraft that can use the runways. The ENF describes the purpose of, and need for, the proposed RSA enhancements, the alternatives considered, and the potential environmental impacts. The ENF will lead to a scope for a joint federal and state Draft Environmental Assessment/Environmental Impact Report (Draft EA/EIR).
The proposed improvements are required to enhance the RSAs, to the extent feasible, to be consistent with current Federal Aviation Administrations airport design criteria, and to enhance rescue access in the event of an emergency.
A 30-day public comment period for the ENF will begin on July 8th, 2009 and will end on August 7, 2009. A public consultation session is scheduled with MEPA and the FAA for 3:00 p.m. on July 30, 2009, at the Logan Office Center, located at One Harborside Drive in East Boston.