Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Traveler Update on Coronavirus
Public Notice, August 2020
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SCOPING WORKSHOP
Environmental Assessment for Roadway Network Improvements
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (Airports Authority) is preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) to consider the potential environmental effects associated with the Roadway Network Development Program (Proposed Action) at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (Reagan National). The Proposed Action would address on-airport traffic conditions, public and employee parking deficiencies, and rental car capacity constraints. Scoping for this project was initially held in September 2017; however, the Airports Authority has identified a number of changes to the Proposed Action and is conducting additional scoping to give agencies and the public the opportunity to identify any concerns or comments they may have.
The Airports Authority is working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to prepare the EA in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations 1500-1509); FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures; and FAA Order 5050.4B, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions.
The EA will include an assessment of historic and archaeological resources potentially affected by the proposed action consistent with provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966 (as amended), and pursuant to the terms of the Airports Authority’s Programmatic Memorandum of Agreement (PA). Consultation pursuant to the PA will be conducted separate from, but concurrent with the EA.
The Airports Authority will host a public scoping meeting from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Eastern on Wednesday August 12, 2020 to provide information on the proposed improvements and the latest project updates, and to solicit comments from the public. Relevant graphics will be on display throughout the meeting and the Airports Authority staff and the Consultant Team will be available to answer questions after the presentation. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be held virtually, using a web-based application, to ensure the health and safety of the public. The virtual meeting can be attended via the following link:
https://mwaa.zoom.us/j/95440499030?pwd=a0hGRitVNTN2L0pteU1TK2NhNG1rZz09, Password: 916362
Or Telephone: Dial: USA 215 861 0692 or USA 8882512909 (US Toll Free), Conference code: 394890
Members of the public unable to attend the virtual public scoping meeting or who have special communication or accommodation needs are encouraged to contact the Airports Authority to receive a copy of presentation materials:
Tom Wasaff, Planning Department, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, 1 Aviation Circle, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington, DC 20001-6000 firstname.lastname@example.org
Additionally, public meeting materials will be made available under the Environmental Information section of the Airports Authority website: https://www.mwaa.com/about/environmental-information
An opportunity to submit written comments will be provided during and after the public workshop. Written comments may be submitted to Tom Wasaff, at the contact information provided above. Comments must be received by 5:00 PM Eastern Time, Tuesday September 8, 2020.