Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
Copies of the DEIS may be viewed during regular business hours at the following locations:
1. Federal Aviation Administration, Airports Division, 222 W. 7th Avenue #14, Anchorage, AK 99513-7504. (907) 271-5453.
2. Holmes Johnson Memorial Library, 319 Lower Mill Bay Road, Kodiak, AK 99615. (907) 486-8680.
3. Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, 4111 Aviation Avenue, Anchorage AK 99502.
4. Online at
The Federal Aviation Administration, Airports Division has a limited number of CDs of the entire DEIS and the Executive Summary available for public distribution. Please contact the Federal Aviation Administration at (907) 271-5438 for a copy.
Comments from interested parties on the DEIS are encouraged and may be presented orally at the public hearing. Written comments may be submitted to the FAA during the public information meeting and hearing and through December 18, 2012 at the address listed in the section titled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. On-line comments may be submitted through the end of the comment period using the form provided at the project Web site
The FAA encourages all interested parties to provide comments concerning the scope and content of the DEIS. Comments should be as specific as possible and may address such topics as the adequacy of the DEIS (e.g., the analysis of alternatives and potential environmental impacts), the merits of the alternatives, and the mitigation being considered. Reviewers should organize their participation so that it is meaningful and makes the agency aware of the reviewer's interests and concerns by using quotations and other specific references to the text of the DEIS and related documents. Matters that could have been raised with specificity during the comment period on the DEIS may not be considered if they are raised later in the decision process. This commenting procedure is intended to ensure that substantive comments and concerns are made available to the FAA in a timely manner so that the FAA has an opportunity to address them.
Based on FAA safety standards, the Kodiak Airport Master Plan identified a Runway Safety Area deficiency for two of Kodiak Airport's three runways. The DEIS discusses proposed improvements to the Runway Safety Areas for Runway 07/25 and Runway 18/36, which have the potential to result in significant adverse environmental impacts. The purpose and need for the project is to improve the Runway Safety Areas for Runway 07/25 and Runway 18/36 to the extent practicable; the purpose and need is discussed in detail in the DEIS. The DEIS also discusses various alternatives, including the no-action alternative.
The FAA and the State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) propose the following actions to meet the needs for improved Runway Safety Areas:
• Improvements to the Runway Safety Area for Runway 07/25.
• Improvements to the Runway Safety Area for Runway 18/36.
The proposed Airport improvements would be completed during the 2014-2015 time period. Potential environmental effects include temporary and long-term impacts to the marine environment and wildlife (including species protected under the Endangered Species Act); water quality; wetlands; historical and cultural resources; terrestrial wildlife and vegetation; socioeconomic conditions; subsistence activities; environmental justice; and resources protected under Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966 (recodified at 49 U.S.C. 303(c)), which include the Alaska National Maritime Wildlife Refuge and the Buskin State Recreation Site.
The improvements to the Runway Safety Areas would occur within waters that are part of the Alaska National Maritime Wildlife Refuge and would affect lands established by the Alaska National Interests Land Conservation Act (ANILCA). As such, ADOT&PF, the project sponsor, has prepared an application under ANILCA for the use of lands through the ANILCA Title XI process.
Leslie Grey, Environmental Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, Alaskan Region, Airports Division, 222 W. 7th Avenue #14, Anchorage, AK 99513-7504. Ms. Grey may be contacted during business hours at (907) 271-5453 (phone) and (907) 271-2851 (facsimile).
The comment period will close on December 18, 2012.