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    The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) requires federal agencies to disclose to decision makers and the interested public a clear, accurate description of potential environmental impacts of proposed federal actions and reasonable alternatives to those actions.

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has established a process to ensure compliance with the provisions of NEPA through FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures.

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  • Announcements

    04/20/2017 -


    People living and working around LAX might experience unexpected air traffic operations during certain times on Thursday, April 27 and Friday, April 28, 2017. This will occur as we validate some of the new air traffic routes that are part of our Southern California Metroplex project.

    The validations will occur as follows:

    On April 27, LAX will operate in its standard west configuration from midnight to 6:30 a.m. In the west configuration, which is our typical daytime operation, aircraft land to the west and depart to the west. This is different from the usual nighttime configuration, in which aircraft depart (west) over the ocean and arrive (to the east) from over the ocean to minimize noise in surrounding residential communities.

    On April 28, LAX will operate in the usual nighttime configuration from midnight to 2 a.m. Then it will switch to the east configuration from 2 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. In the east configuration, which is typically used during Santa Ana wind conditions; aircraft arrive from over the ocean and depart to the east.