• 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

    10/14/2016 - The FAA will hold two additional public information briefings on November 1, 2016 in Spring Valley, CA and November 2, 2016 in Orange, CA. Details on these events can be found here. The upcoming briefings and webinars will only address changes FAA is planning to make in November 2016. FAA is still performing safety checks and controller training for the procedures FAA plans to implement in future phases, and are not prepared to conduct briefings on them at the November 2016 briefings. FAA will conduct further outreach before each additional implementation phase.

    10/05/2016 - The FAA has made available an instructional video on the use of supplemental Google Earth files depicting the Proposed Action and No Action Alternative procedures as well as the results of the noise analysis conducted in support of the EA for the SoCal Metroplex Project.”

    10/04/2016 - The FAA is conducting public information briefings and internet based webinars focused on communities where the first phase of implementation changes for the SoCal Metroplex Project will occur in November 2016. The internet based webinars will take place October 17, 18, and 20, and the public information briefings will be held October 25, 26, and 27. Details on these events can be found here.

    09/09/2016 - The FAA has made available a recording of the “Select Officials and Airports Information Briefing" conducted this week on September 6th and 7th.

    09/02/2016 - The FAA has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact and Record of Decision (FONSI-ROD) for the Southern California Metroplex (SoCal Metroplex) Project. This is the FAA’s final decision, and it enables the agency to move forward with implementing the project, which will replace dozens of existing conventional air traffic control procedures with new satellite-based procedures. The FONSI-ROD and Final Environmental Assessment documents are available here.