In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the FAA released and made available for public review an Environmental Assessment (EA) that has been prepared to consider the potential environmental impacts of the implementation of the Atlanta Optimization of Airspace and Procedures in the Metroplex (ATL OAPM) Project.
Early notice of the FAA’s intent to prepare an EA for the ATL OAPM Project was issued on May 15, 2013. The EA was released and made available for public review and comment on March 24, 2014. The FAA encouraged interested parties to review the EA and provide written comments during the public comment period. Written comments were accepted by the FAA until April 23, 2014.
The FAA issued a Finding of No Significant Impact and Record of Decision (FONSI-ROD) for the Project on August 7, 2014. The FONSI-ROD includes as attachments the comments received, responses to comments, and an errata sheet. The FAA received comments from two commenters (two agencies). The FAA carefully considered all comments received and none warranted revision of the EA. The attachment also includes letters of concurrence with the FAA’s findings of no adverse effect under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Concurrence letters were received from the State Historic Preservation Officers for the State of Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama.The EA and FONSI-ROD are available here.