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All of the following documents are available for download in PDF format. The Adobe Acrobat Reader may be downloaded here. To open the document, please click on the links below. We recommend you save the document before you review the documents.

Written Re-Evaluation

The FAA made minor adjustments to procedures that are part of the South-Central Florida Metroplex project. The agency made these changes after it issued the final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) for the project. The FAA conducted a thorough review of the changes and confirmed they do not warrant a supplement to the final Environmental Assessment consistent with FAA environmental policy.

FL Metroplex Written Re-Evaluation (2 MB)

Final EA

Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Record of Decision (ROD)

FL Metroplex FONSI/ROD (254 KB)

Final EA Main Document - Volume I
FL Metroplex Final EA Full Document (104 MB)
Chapter 1 - Table of contents and Background (12.6 MB)
Chapter 2 - Purpose and Need (1.9 MB)
Chapter 3 - Alternatives (42.6 MB)
Chapter 4 - Affected Environment (27 MB)
Chapter 5 - Environmental Consequences (287 KB)

Final EA Appendices - Volume II
Appendix A - Agency Coordination, Public Involvement, and List of Receiving Parties (154 MB)
Appendix B - List of Preparers (528 KB)
Appendix C - References (75 KB)
Appendix D - List of Acronyms and Glossary (639 KB)
Appendix E - Basics of Noise (1.75 MB)
Appendix F - FL Metroplex Study Team Final Report (9.87 MB)
Appendix G - FL Metroplex Design and Implementation Team Final Report (60 MB)
Appendix H - FL Metroplex Flight Schedules Technical Report (1.93 MB)
Appendix I - FL Metroplex Noise Technical Report (135 MB)
Appendix J1-Comments on the Draft EA & FAA Responses-Introduction & Topical Responses (2.62MB)
Appendix J2 - Comments on the Draft EA & FAA Responses - Volume 1 (31.9 MB)
Appendix J3 - Comments on the Draft EA & FAA Responses - Volume 2 (55 MB)

Final EA Public Notice and Transmittals
Notice of Availability (NOA) Legal Notice (English/Spanish) (62 KB)
Final EA Library Transmittal (214 KB)
Notice of Availability (NOA) Letter (232 KB)

Final EA Supplemental Materials

Google Earth

The FAA has released Final EA information on the FL Metroplex Project on October 26, 2020 that updates and supersedes previously released FL Metroplex Draft EA information. The Final EA Google Earth format files are released and this information can be accessed below. Due to size, the files may take more than a few minutes to load into Google Earth.

Web browser logosInternet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox – Select the file you wish to view from the list below.  If you have Google Earth installed on your computer, your browser should prompt you to select 'Open' when you click the link.  If you do not have Google Earth installed on your computer, click here to download it Google Chrome logoGoogle Chrome – Select the file you wish to view from the list below.  Your browser will automatically download the file.  Open your downloads folder and click on the file.  The file should open in Google Earth. If you do not have Google Earth installed on your computer, click here to download it.
  1. In Google Earth, expand the folder tree by clicking on this icon . Turn layers off and on by clicking the box box next to the file name.
  2. To pan to your address, type an address into the search box in Google Earth. Google Earth will zoom to that address. Otherwise, use your mouse to pan and zoom in to areas you are interested in. Click the flight path/gridpoint layers on and off to identify data most relevant to that location. Click the individual grid points to activate pop-up boxes with the noise analysis results for that location.
  3. For more information on Google Earth files, please see this video on the SoCal Metroplex page here.

Please note that the Proposed Action (PA), No Action (NA), and Change in Value (PA-NA=X) DNL values associated with each grid point may not appear to add up due to rounding.

FL Metroplex Final EA Procedures - North (15 MB)
FL Metroplex Final EA Procedures - South (20.5 MB)

FL Metroplex - Final EA 2021 Grid Points - Northeast Area
FL Metroplex - Final EA 2021 Grid Points - Northwest Area
FL Metroplex - Final EA 2021 Grid Points - Southeast Area
FL Metroplex - Final EA 2021 Grid Points - Southwest Area
FL Metroplex - Final EA 2026 Grid Points - Northeast Area
FL Metroplex - Final EA 2026 Grid Points - Northwest Area
FL Metroplex - Final EA 2026 Grid Points - Southeast Area
FL Metroplex - Final EA 2026 Grid Points - Southwest Area

FAA Update September 25, 2020

The FAA developed the below document to correct misperceptions about current flight procedures and how the South-Central Florida Metroplex would affect flights over North Miami.

South-Central Florida Metroplex Information on North Miami.

Documents

All of the following documents are available for download in PDF format. The Adobe Acrobat Reader may be downloaded here. To open the document, please click on the links below. We recommend you save the document before you review the documents.

The FAA is has now closed the public comment period for the Draft EA that was issued on May 11, 2020. The comment period closed on July 24, 2020. No further extensions will be made. The agency will review and consider all comments it receives before issuing an environmental determination anticipated in September 2020.

The FAA has identified certain inadvertent errors in the Draft EA for the South-Central Florida Metroplex project issued on May 11, 2020 related to runway designations at Orlando International Airport, Tampa International Airport, and St Pete - Clearwater International Airport and has made the corrections shown below. The Draft EA main document available below has been updated accordingly. If you have already downloaded the document or plan to view the document at a local library, please note these changes.

1. On Page 1-25:

Orlando International Airport (MCO) serves the greater Orlando region and is classified as a public commercial service primary large hub airport under the NPIAS. MCO has two parallel runways (10R-28L and 10L-28R). IFR aircraft arriving to MCO may be assigned one of four RNAV STARs or five conventional STARs. Departing aircraft may be assigned one of six RNAV SIDs or three conventional SIDs.

Has been changed to:

Orlando International Airport (MCO) serves the greater Orlando region and is classified as a public commercial service primary large hub airport under the NPIAS. MCO has four parallel runways (36L-18R, 36R-18L, 35L-17R, and 35R-17L). IFR aircraft arriving to MCO may be assigned one of four RNAV STARs or five conventional STARs. Departing aircraft may be assigned one of six RNAV SIDs or three conventional SIDs.

2. On Page 1-26:

Tampa International Airport (TPA) serves the greater Tampa Bay region on the Gulf coast and is classified as a public commercial service primary large hub airport under the NPIAS. TPA has two parallel runways (Runways 10R-28L and 10L-28R). Aircraft arriving to TPA may be assigned one of two RNAV STARs or one conventional STARs. Departing aircraft may be assigned one of five RNAV SIDs or one conventional SID.

Has been changed to:

Tampa International Airport (TPA) serves the greater Tampa Bay region on the Gulf coast and is classified as a public commercial service primary large hub airport under the NPIAS. TPA has two parallel runways (Runways 1L-19R and 1R-19L) and one crosswind runway (10-28). Aircraft arriving to TPA may be assigned one of two RNAV STARs or one conventional STAR. Departing aircraft may be assigned one of five RNAV SIDs or one conventional SID.

3. On Page 1-27:

St Pete - Clearwater International Airport (PIE) serves the greater Tampa Bay area and is classified as a public commercial service primary small hub airport under the NPIAS. PIE has two parallel runways (18L-36R and 18R-36L) and two crosswind runways (04-22 and 09-27). IFR aircraft arriving at PIE may be assigned one of five RNAV STARs or three conventional STARs. Departing IFR aircraft may be assigned one conventional SID.

Has been changed to:

St Pete - Clearwater International Airport (PIE) serves the greater Tampa Bay area and is classified as a public commercial service primary small hub airport under the NPIAS. PIE has two runways (18-36 and 04-22). IFR aircraft arriving at PIE may be assigned one of five RNAV STARs or three conventional STARs. Departing IFR aircraft may be assigned one conventional SID.

Draft EA

Draft EA Main Document
FL Metroplex Draft EA Full Document (125 MB)
Chapter 1 - Table of Contents and Background (6.5 MB)
Chapter 2 - Purpose and Need (2.0 MB)
Chapter 3 - Alternatives (43.6 MB)
Chapter 4 - Affected Environment (32 MB)
Chapter 5 - Environmental Consequences (280 k)
Draft EA Appendices
Appendix A - Agency Coordination, Public Involvement, and List of Receiving Parties (83.7 MB)
Appendix B - List of Preparers (62 k)
Appendix C - References (72 k)
Appendix D - List of Acronyms and Glossary (166 k)
Appendix E - Basics of Noise (851 k)
Appendix F – South-Central Florida Metroplex Study Team Final Report (10.1 MB)
Appendix G - South-Central Florida Design and Implementation Team Final Report (65.2 MB)
Appendix H - South-Central Florida Metroplex Flight Schedules Technical Report (2.0 MB)
Appendix I - South-Central Florida Metroplex Noise Technical Report (21.2 MB)
Draft EA Public Notice
Notice of Availability (NOA) Letter (359 k)
Notice of Additional Workshop Letter (318 k)
Notice of Availability (NOA) Legal Notice (English and Spanish) (211k)
Draft EA Library Transmittal (480 KB)

Please see the public comment and workshop page for information on how to submit your comments and participate in FAA’s virtual workshops. No in-person workshops will be held at this time.

Supplemental Materials

Google Earth

The FAA has released Draft EA information on the FL Metroplex Project on May 11, 2020. The Draft EA Google Earth format files are released and this information can be accessed below. Due to size, the files may take more than a few minutes to load into Google Earth.
The “FL Metroplex Draft EA Procedures – South” was updated on Wednesday, May 20 to include the runway transitions for the Standard Instrument Departures (SIDs) in the file set linked below. Please download that file for the latest May 20 update.
The “FL Metroplex Draft EA Procedures – North” was updated on Thursday, May 21 to include the runway transitions for the Standard Instrument Departures (SIDs) in the file set linked below. Please download that file for the latest May 21 update.

Web browser logosInternet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox – Select the file you wish to view from the list below.  If you have Google Earth installed on your computer, your browser should prompt you to select 'Open' when you click the link.  If you do not have Google Earth installed on your computer, click here to download it Google Chrome logoGoogle Chrome – Select the file you wish to view from the list below.  Your browser will automatically download the file.  Open your downloads folder and click on the file.  The file should open in Google Earth. If you do not have Google Earth installed on your computer, click here to download it.
  1. In Google Earth, expand the folder tree by clicking on this icon . Turn layers off and on by clicking the box box next to the file name.
  2. To pan to your address, type an address into the search box in Google Earth. Google Earth will zoom to that address. Otherwise, use your mouse to pan and zoom in to areas you are interested in. Click the flight path/gridpoint layers on and off to identify data most relevant to that location. Click the individual grid points to activate pop-up boxes with the noise analysis results for that location.
  3. For more information on Google Earth files, please see this video on the SoCal Metroplex page here.

Please note that the Proposed Action (PA), No Action (NA), and Change in Value (PA-NA=X) DNL values associated with each grid point may not appear to add up due to rounding.

FL Metroplex Draft EA 2021 Grid Points - Northeast Quadrant
FL Metroplex Draft EA 2021 Grid Points - Northwest Quadrant
FL Metroplex Draft EA 2021 Grid Points - Southeast Quadrant
FL Metroplex Draft EA 2021 Grid Points - Southwest Quadrant
FL Metroplex Draft EA 2026 Grid Points - Northeast Quadrant
FL Metroplex Draft EA 2026 Grid Points - Northwest Quadrant
FL Metroplex Draft EA 2026 Grid Points - Southeast Quadrant
FL Metroplex Draft EA 2026 Grid Points - Southwest Quadrant
FL Metroplex Draft EA Procedures – North
FL Metroplex Draft EA Procedures - South