Massport Files Boston Logan International Airport Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment for the Southwest Service Area Redevelopment Program
The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) today announced that it has filed the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment (“Final EIR/EA”) for the redevelopment of the Southwest Service Area (“SWSA”) at Boston-Logan International Airport with the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (“EEA”).
Click here to view the report in PDF format (37.6 MB).
The Final EIR/EA is intended to address the outstanding issues associated with the review of the 2008 Draft EIR/EA, and further analyze and clarify the revised program, as presented in the 2009 Notice of Project Change (NPC). The filing responds directly to the Certificate on the NPC, dated December 23, 2009. The document is also jointly filed as a Final Environmental Assessment in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
In order to provide an extended 75-day period for public review and comment, the Final EIR/EA was distributed on or about March 10. The availability of the Final EIR/EA initially appeared in the March 10, 2010 edition of the Environmental Monitor as a Public Notice. The public review and comment period formally began when the notice of availability of the Final EIR/EA appeared in the March 24, 2010 edition of the Environmental Monitor. Comments submitted in response to the Final EIR/EA will be due by May 24, 2010. Comments on the Final EIR/EA should be directed to the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs and should reference the Logan Final EIR/EA no. 14137.