Federal Aviation Administration Final EA/EAW FONSI/ROD
On August 31, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) - as the federal agency responsible for evaluating airport environmental assessments for federally funded airports - issued a Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) for the Lake Elmo Airport federal environmental assessment (EA).
With this finding, the FAA has determined that the preferred alternative identified in the EA/EAW document will not result in significant environmental impacts, one of several steps necessary for the work outlined in the document to move forward.
The MAC is providing a copy of the FONSI/ROD here:
- FAA Lake Elmo Airport EA/EAW Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision
- On September 17, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published a Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. The notice can be downloaded from the Federal Register website.
Final Hearing Officers' Report and EA/EAW document
During the Lake Elmo Airport Draft Environmental Assessment/Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EA/EAW) public comment period that ended on April 19, 2018, the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) received verbal and written comments from more than 70 individuals, as well as written comments from several government agencies and local municipalities. Responses to these comments can be found in the Hearing Officers’ Report below (subject to MAC Board adoption). The final EA/EAW document is below, as well.
- Final Lake Elmo Airport EA/EAW Document
- Appendices A-J
- Appendices K-N
- Hearing Officers' Report
- Findings of Fact, Conclusions, and Order
Draft EA/EAW Documents
Public Meeting Documents
Public Hearing (April 2018)
Public Event #3: Environmental Effects (November 2017)
Public Event #2: Purpose and Need (August 2017)
Public Event #1: Introduction to the Environmental Process (May 2017)
Community Engagement Panel Documents
May 15, 2018 Meeting
January 16, 2018 Meeting
October 19, 2017 Meeting
August 8, 2017 Meeting
May 25, 2017 Meeting
February 21, 2017 Meeting
Stakeholder Engagement Plan
This plan describes coordination and communication efforts intended to inform, educate, and engage the public and airport users as part of the Federal Environmental Assessment (EA)/State Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for Lake Elmo Airport, as well as the approach for documenting the outreach process.
Long Term Comprehensive Plan
This is the planning document on which the Environmental Assessment will be based.