October 2012 Project Update

We know that progress on the Angoon Airport EIS is a topic of high interest and concern for Angoon residents. Look for an updated schedule in our next newsletter coming in November 2012.
As the lead federal agency, the FAA is responsible for the preparation of this EIS. At this point, approximately half of the sections that go into an EIS have been completed. The FAA also conducts extensive content and legal review on the EIS to ensure a strong, legally defensible document. Once all sections are finalized, the cooperating agencies will review the EIS and provide feedback. This takes time, but it is worth the wait because it allows us to get the EIS right in the beginning, which reduces the amount of revisions and changes required later and ultimately saves us time in the long term.

Want to know more about what goes into an EIS? Check out the FAA’s guidance here:
This month we also want to thank Alberta Saleem, Juanita Silva, and Sharon Powers for their support during our last visit to Angoon. Thanks as well to Alan Zuboff for sharing the Deisheetaan story with us. We always enjoy hearing everyone’s questions and ideas. If you have additional thoughts to share, please call me at (907) 271-5453 or e-mail me at Leslie.Grey@faa.gov. Thank you for your interest in the project!

Best regards,

Leslie Grey

     
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