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 Houston Optimization of Airspace and Procedures in the Metroplex (Houston OAPM) project.
The EA was released and made available for public review on January 20, 2013.
The public comment period for the Environmental Assessment closed on February 19, 2013.
The FAA issued a Finding of No Significant Impact and Record of Decision (FONSI-ROD) for the project on June 13, 2013. The FONSI-ROD includes as attachments the comments received, responses to comments, and an errata sheet. The FAA received comments from six commenters (four agencies and two individuals). The FAA carefully considered all comments received and none warranted revision of the EA.
The EA and FONSI-ROD are available online at: http://www.metroplexenvironmental.com/houston_metroplex/houston_docs.html.