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Welcome to the Atlanta (ATL) Optimization of Airspace and Procedures in the Metroplex (ATL OAPM) Environmental Assessment Website

The FAA has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1E. The FAA issued a Finding of No Significant Impact and Record of Decision (FONSI-ROD) for the project on August 7, 2014.

The EA and FONSI-ROD as well as other related documents can be accessed using the links to the left.

The Project

The ATL OAPM project would improve the efficiency of the national airspace system in the Atlanta Metroplex by optimizing aircraft arrival and departure procedures at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and outlying satellite airports. The project would involve changes in aircraft flight paths and altitudes in certain areas. Specifically, the FAA proposes to publish and implement optimized standard arrival and departure instrument procedures, serving air traffic flows into and out of airports in the Atlanta Metroplex. The proposed action would not require any ground disturbance or increase the number of aircraft operations within the Northern Georgia area airspace.

To evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the ATL OAPM Project, the FAA has established a General Study Area, consisting of areas around ATL and outlying satellite airports.  The General Study Area was used to evaluate the potential environmental impacts resulting from changes in aircraft routing proposed to occur below 10,000 feet above ground level (AGL).

Atlanta Metroplex study area

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