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:


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.

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

Project Documents

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. 

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