A community meeting on the FAA’s SoCal Metroplex Environmental Assessment is scheduled for Thursday October 20, 2016 from 6:30-8pm in the Culver City Council chambers at Culver City City Hall, 9770 Culver Blvd.
According to the FAA, the SoCal Metroplex project is intended to improve the efficiency of the airspace in Southern California by optimizing aircraft arrival and departure procedures at a number of airports, including Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Burbank Bob Hope Airport (BUR), Long Beach Airport (LGB), Ontario International Airport (ONT), John Wayne Airport (SNA), Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO), Van Nuys Airport (VNY), Palm Springs International Airport (PSP), Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA), and San Diego International Airport (SAN). The project may involve changes in aircraft flight paths and/or altitudes in certain areas.
The FAA has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment to consider the potential environmental impacts of their project. This Draft EA was released on June 10, 2015, and is available on the FAA’s SoCal Metroplex EA Website for public review. The FAA has to provide a minimum of 30 days for the public to review and comment on the Draft EA, and the FAA is required to respond to all comments in the Final EA document.
The initial review period was 30 days, however after receiving a number of requests for extension, the FAA extended the public comment period by 60 calendar days until September 8, 2015. The FAA continued to post supplemental information on the Metroplex website through August 31, 2015. The FAA subsequently extended the comment period once again by an additional 30 days to October 8, 2015. The FAA encouraged interested parties to review the SoCal Metroplex Project Draft EA, and provide written comments during the public comment period.
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