FAA Extends SoCal Metroplex Comment Period

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is extending the public comment period for its Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) of the Southern California Metroplex project to September 8, 2015, to allow for a full 90 days of comment.

The project is a comprehensive proposal to improve the flow of air traffic into and out of Southern California by making the airspace safer and more efficient. It proposes to replace dozens of existing conventional air traffic procedures with new satellite-based procedures, which are a key component of the FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). The Metroplex proposal encompasses most of Southern California and includes six major airports.

The FAA released the Draft EA for the project on June 10, 2015 for public review and comment and held 11 public workshops in Southern California communities between June 16 and July 1, 2015. The Draft EA considers the potential environmental impacts of the project.

The Draft EA is available online and at selected libraries throughout the General Study Area. Copies of the Draft EA and supporting materials are available at the following locations:
Online at: http://www.metroplexenvironmental.com/socal_metroplex/socal_docs.html

Hard copies are available at these libraries:
Anaheim Public Library, Anaheim
Los Angeles Central Library, Los Angeles
San Diego Central Library, San Diego
E.P. Foster Library, Ventura
Santa Barbara Central Library
Riverside Public Library, Riverside
Santa Monica Public Library, Santa Monica
Point Loma Public Library, San Diego