• FAA logoWhat is NEPA?

    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 1050.1E, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures.

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  • OAPM logoWhat is Metroplex?

    A Metroplex is a geographic area covering several airports, serving major metropolitan areas and a diversity of aviation stakeholders. Congestion, airport activity in close geographical proximity, and other limiting factors such as environmental constraints combine to reduce efficiency in busy Metroplexes.

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  • Announcements

    05/01/2015 - The Notice of Intent to prepare a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Phoenix (PHX) Metroplex Project has been published. Since publication of the Notice, additional Study Airports have been added to the scope of the Project. The original and revised Notice of Intent are available here. If you desire to provide comments and/or have any questions about the information provided, please provide them by letter or email, before Friday, May 15, 2015.

    02/02/2015 - The public comment period for the Environmental Assessment for the Charlotte Optimization of Airspace and Procedures in the Metroplex (OAPM) Project closed.

    01/02/2015 - The comment period on the Draft Environmental Assessment document for the Charlotte Optimization of Airspace and Procedures in the Metroplex (CLT OAPM) project has been extended. Public comments will be received up to February 2, 2015. The Draft Environmental Assessment is available here for review.