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What is this project?

The purpose of this website is to provide information about the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is preparing for a proposed new land-based airport and airport access road for the community of Angoon in Southeast Alaska. Currently, the only methods of transportation to and from the community are via floatplanes, and The Alaska Marine Highway System (ferry).

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) proposed the airport project, and you will see them referred to in different areas of this website as the project sponsor. The DOT&PF would own, maintain, and operate the airport if one is built.

The FAA has the responsibility for preparing the EIS associated with this proposed airport. The FAA is referred to as the lead federal agency for the EIS. The DOT&PF has requested both funding and approval for the proposed airport from the FAA.

There are three alternative locations for the proposed airport and access roads, and all are considered in the EIS. Two locations are on lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service as the Admiralty Island National Monument and Kootznoowoo Wilderness Area, and one is on privately held lands.

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