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Final Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Runway 17-35 Closure at Albuquerque International Sunport, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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The purpose of this Finding of No Significant Impact FONSI is to briefly present the reasons why the approval of Federal actions supporting the proposed closure of Runway 1735 at Albuquerque International Sunport will not have a significant effect on the human environment. The City of Albuquerque, owner of the airport, has requested the following Federal actions Approval of the revised Airport Layout Plan showing the proposed runway closure Removal of Runway 1735 pavement and portions of taxiway pavement that lead to its thresholds Attached to this FONSI is the environmental assessment EA on which the finding is made. The FEA was prepared pursuant to the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act NEPA of 1969 and the Council on Environmental Quality CEQ regulations 40 C.F.R. Parts 1500-1508. Additionally, the FEA meets the guidelines identified in FAA Orders 1050.1E, Environmental Impacts Policies and Procedures and 5050.4B, NEPA Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions. As documented in the EA, no environmental thresholds of significance were found to be exceeded. After review of the FEA, the public hearing transcript and correspondence received from citizens, letters received during the intergovernmental coordination process, and other supporting documentation, the FAA determined that a FONSI was justified for the proposed airport action. As documented in Appendices H, I and J, during preparation of the EA, the proposal was coordinated with appropriate Federal, state, and local agencies. Local citizens were also encouraged to provide comments. Notice of a public hearing was advertised in the local papers and a public hearing was held on October 6, 2011. The major concerns expressed during public involvement and agency coordination have been addressed.

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  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Environmental Health and Safety

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