Notice of Approval of Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on a Short Form Environmental Assessment (EA); Chicago/Rockford International Airport, Rockford, IL, 40010 [E8-15551]

Download as PDF 40010 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 134 / Friday, July 11, 2008 / Notices collection of information on the respondents, including through the use of automated techniques or other forms of information technology. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Issued in Washington, DC. Todd M. Homan, Director, Office of Aviation Analysis. [FR Doc. E8–15783 Filed 7–10–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Notice of Approval of Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on a Short Form Environmental Assessment (EA); Chicago/Rockford International Airport, Rockford, IL Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Approval of Documents. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: 17:19 Jul 10, 2008 Jkt 214001 Issued in Des Plaines, Illinois, on June 19, 2008. James G. Keefer, Manager, Chicago Airports District Office, FAA, Great Lakes Region. [FR Doc. E8–15551 Filed 7–10–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the public of the approval of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on an Environmental Assessment for proposed Federal actions at Chicago/Rockford International Airport, Rockford, Illinois. The FONSI specifies that the proposed federal actions and local development projects are consistent with existing environmental policies and objectives as set forth in the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and will not significantly affect the quality of the environment. A description of the proposed Federal actions is: (a) To issue an environmental finding to allow approval of the Airport Layout Plan (ALP) for the development items listed below. The items in the local airport development project are to: Acquire approximately 18 acres of vacant land, in fee simple title, in the Runway 25 Approach and Runway Protection Zone. Copies of the environmental decision and the Short Form EA are available for public information review during regular business hours at the following locations: 1. Chicago/Rockford International Airport, 60 Airport Drive, Rockford, IL 61109. 2. Division of Aeronautics—Illinois Department of Transportation, One Langhorne Bond Drive, Capital Airport, Springfield, IL 62707. VerDate Aug<31>2005 3. Federal Aviation Administration, Chicago Airports District Office, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Room 320, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy B. Hanson, Environmental Protection Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, Chicago Airports District Office, Room 320, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018. Ms. Hanson can be contacted at (847) 294–7354 (voice), (847) 294–7046 (facsimile) or by e-mail at amy.hanson@faa.gov. Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Hold Scoping Meeting; Gnoss Field, Novato, Marin County, CA Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of intent and notice of scoping meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared and considered for the proposed extension of a runway, corresponding taxiway extension, associated levee construction and realignment of drainage, and reprogramming of the GPS Instrument Approach for the extended runway. To ensure that all significant issues related to the proposed action are identified, a public scoping meeting will be held. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry Franklin, Environmental Protection Specialist, San Francisco Airports District Office, Federal Aviation Administration, WesternPacific Region, 831 Mitten Road, Room 210, Burlingame, California 94010– 1303, Telephone: (650) 876–2778, extension 614. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Lead Agency for the preparation of the EIS is the FAA. The FAA will prepare an EIS to evaluate the following development alternatives and the No Action Alternative as described below. The EIS will determine all environmental impacts, such as and not limited to, noise impacts, impacts on air and water PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 quality, wetlands, ecological resources, floodplains, historic resources, hazardous wastes, socioeconomics, and economic factors. Alternative One—Sponsor’s Proposed Project Runway 13/31 would be extended 1,100 feet to the north from 3,300 linear feet to 4,400 linear feet. This length would maintain the airport’s ability to accommodate current and projected airport operations. To compliment the runway extension, the corresponding taxiway for Runway 13/31 would be extended to the north from 3,300 linear feet to 4,400 linear feet. There would be associated levee construction and major realignment of drainage in order to protect the runway extension against flooding. The GPS instrument approach for Runway 13/31 would be reprogrammed to accommodate the extension of the runway. Alternative Two Runway 13/31 would be extended 1,100 feet to the south from 3,300 linear feet to 4,400 linear feet. This length would maintain the airport’s ability to accommodate current and projected airport operations. To compliment the runway extension, the corresponding taxiway for Runway 13/31 would be extended to the south from 3,300 linear feet to 4,400 linear feet. There would be associated levee construction and major realignment of drainage in order to protect the runway extension against flooding. The GPS instrument approach for Runway 13/31 would be reprogrammed to accommodate the extension of the runway. Alternative Three Runway 13/31 would be extended to the north and to the south to bring the runway length from 3,300 linear feet to 4,400 linear feet. This length would maintain the airport’s ability to accommodate current and projected airport operations. To compliment the runway extension, the corresponding taxiway for Runway 13/31 would be extended to the north and to the south to bring the total taxiway length from 3,300 linear feet to 4,400 linear feet. There would be associated levee construction and major realignment of drainage in order to protect the runway extension against flooding. The GPS instrument approach for Runway 13/31 would be reprogrammed to accommodate the extension of the runway. E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)


Notice of Approval of Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on 
a Short Form Environmental Assessment (EA); Chicago/Rockford 
International Airport, Rockford, IL

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Approval of Documents.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this 
notice to advise the public of the approval of a Finding of No 
Significant Impact (FONSI) on an Environmental Assessment for proposed 
Federal actions at Chicago/Rockford International Airport, Rockford, 
Illinois. The FONSI specifies that the proposed federal actions and 
local development projects are consistent with existing environmental 
policies and objectives as set forth in the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 and will not significantly affect the quality of the 
environment.
    A description of the proposed Federal actions is: (a) To issue an 
environmental finding to allow approval of the Airport Layout Plan 
(ALP) for the development items listed below.
    The items in the local airport development project are to: Acquire 
approximately 18 acres of vacant land, in fee simple title, in the 
Runway 25 Approach and Runway Protection Zone.
    Copies of the environmental decision and the Short Form EA are 
available for public information review during regular business hours 
at the following locations:
    1. Chicago/Rockford International Airport, 60 Airport Drive, 
Rockford, IL 61109.
    2. Division of Aeronautics--Illinois Department of Transportation, 
One Langhorne Bond Drive, Capital Airport, Springfield, IL 62707.
    3. Federal Aviation Administration, Chicago Airports District 
Office, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Room 320, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy B. Hanson, Environmental 
Protection Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, Chicago 
Airports District Office, Room 320, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des 
Plaines, Illinois 60018. Ms. Hanson can be contacted at (847) 294-7354 
(voice), (847) 294-7046 (facsimile) or by e-mail at amy.hanson@faa.gov.

    Issued in Des Plaines, Illinois, on June 19, 2008.
James G. Keefer,
Manager, Chicago Airports District Office, FAA, Great Lakes Region.
[FR Doc. E8-15551 Filed 7-10-08; 8:45 am]
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