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In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the FAA prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to consider the potential environmental impacts of the implementation of the Southern California Metroplex (SoCal Metroplex) project.

Early notice of the FAA’s intent to prepare an EA for the SoCal Metroplex project was issued on January 21, 2014. The Draft EA was released and made available for public review and comment on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Hard copies of the Draft EA were made available to eight libraries, and digital copies were made available to 40 libraries throughout the General Study Area and on the website. The FAA invited elected officials, tribal representatives, and Study Airport management to an informational briefing on the Draft EA, which was held on June 10, 2015, the same day the Draft EA was released. Eleven public workshops were held throughout the SoCal Metroplex General Study Area between June 16 and July 1, 2015. During the workshops, representatives from the FAA and its Consultant Team were available to answer questions about the project.

Based on numerous requests to extend the comment period by members of the public and elected representatives, the FAA extended the public comment period twice equaling an additional 90 days. The 120 day comment period ended on Thursday, October 8, 2015. Notices for both extensions were distributed electronically via an email “E-Blast” to elected representatives, agencies, Study Airport representatives, and Native American tribes; and a legal notice was published in six English-language and five Spanish-language newspapers. During the Draft EA public comment period, several local, state, and federal elected representatives and Study Airport leadership requested additional briefings by the FAA. The FAA conducted 33 informational briefings with local, state, and federal elected representatives, Study Airport staff, Study Airport noise advisory committees, and planning groups, as requested, between June 10, 2015 and May 13, 2016.

The FAA prepared a Final Environmental Assessment (Final EA).  The FAA received just over 4,000 letters that included just over 2,700 comments on the Draft EA. These comments and the responses prepared by the FAA are included in Appendix F to the Final EA. The FAA carefully considered all substantive comments received and evaluated potential adjustments to proposed procedures. The Final EA includes an overview of FAA adjustments in Chapter 3. The FAA issued a Finding of No Significant Impact and Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) for the Project on August 29, 2016. The FONSI/ROD documents the FAA’s decision to proceed with the preferred alternative detailed in the Final EA.

The Final EA and FONSI/ROD are available here and at the following locations:

Los Angeles County

Angeles Mesa Branch Library
2700 W. 52nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90043
(323) 292-4328

Avalon Library
215 Sumner Avenue
Avalon, CA 90704
(310) 510-1050

Burbank Central Library
110 N. Glenoaks Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 238-5551

Calabasas Library
200 Civic Center Way
Calabasas, CA 91302
(818) 225-7616

Cerritos Public Library
18025 Bloomfield Avenue
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 916-1350

Compton Library
240 West Compton Boulevard
Compton, CA 90220
(310) 637-0202

Covina Public Library
234 N. Second Avenue
Covina, CA 91723
(626) 384-5300

East Los Angeles Library
4837 E 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90022
(323) 264-0155

El Monte Library
3224 Tyler Avenue
El Monte, CA 91731
(626) 444-9506

El Segundo Public Library
111 W. Mariposa Avenue
El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 524-2722

Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
3301 Torrance Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 618-5959

Lake Los Angeles Library
16921 E. Avenue O, #A
Palmdale, CA 93591
(661) 264-0593

Long Beach Public Library
101 Pacific Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90822
(562) 570-6016

Los Angeles Central Library*
630 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 228-7000

Miraleste Library
29089 Palos Verdes Drive E.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 377-9584

Old Town Newhall Library
24500 Main Street
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
(661) 259-0750

Palmdale City Library
700 E. Palmdale Boulevard
Palmdale, CA 93550
(661) 267-5600

Santa Monica Public Library
601 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-8600



Orange County


Anaheim Public Library*
500 W. Broadway
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 765-1810

Balboa Branch Library
100 E. Balboa Boulevard
Newport Beach, CA 92661
(949) 644-3076

La Habra Branch Library
221 E. La Habra Boulevard
La Habra, CA 90631
(562) 694-0078

Laguna Beach Branch Library
363 Glenneyre Street
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Main Street Library
525 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 375-5071

Santa Ana Public Library
26 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 647-5250



Riverside County


Beaumont Library District
125 E. Eighth Street
Beaumont, CA 92223
(951) 845-1357

Coachella Branch Library
1538 7th Street
Coachella, CA 92236
(760) 398-5148

Palm Desert Library
73300 Fred Waring Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 346-6552

Palm Springs Public Library
300 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 322-7323

Paloma Valley Library
31375 Bradley Road
Menifee, CA 92584
(951) 301-3682

Riverside Public Library*
3581 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 826-5201



San Bernardino County


Big Bear Lake Branch Library
41930 Garstin Drive
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 866-5571

Ovitt Family Community Library
215 East C Street
Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 395-2004

Yucca Valley Branch Library
57098 Twentynine Palms Hwy.
Yucca Valley, CA 92284
(760) 228-5455


San Diego County


Crest Library
105 Juanita Lane El
Cajon, CA 92021
(619) 442-7083

Del Mar Branch Library
1309 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 755-1666

Escondido Public Library
239 S. Kalmia Street
Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 839-4601

Logan Heights Branch Library
567 S 28th Street
San Diego, CA 92113
(619) 533-3968

Oceanside Public Library
330 N. Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054
(760) 435-5560

Point Loma/Hervey Library*
3701 Voltaire St.
San Diego, CA 92107

San Diego Central Library*
330 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 236-5800


Santa Barbara County


Buellton Branch Library
140 W. Hwy 246
Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 688-3115

Santa Barbara Public Library
40 E. Anapamu St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 962-7653



Ventura County


Camarillo Public Library
4101 Las Posas Road
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 388-5222

E.P. Foster Library*
651 E. Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 648-2716

Oxnard Public Library
251 South 'A' Street
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 385-7507

Simi Valley Public Library
2969 Tapo Canyon Road
Simi Valley, CA 93063
(805) 526-1735

*Libraries with asterisks have hard copies of the report for public viewing. Other libraries have electronic copies for public viewing.