Charlotte Douglas International Airport

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

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ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT NEWS

The City of Charlotte has prepared a Revised Draft EA for Proposed Capacity Enhancement Projects at CLT. Since the publication of the Draft EA on April 16, 2021, CLT made the decision to change its Proposed Action from Alternative 1 to Alternative 2. As such, Alternative 2 is referred to as the Proposed Action in the Revised Draft EA. The document is available for review here.

The City of Charlotte is hosting a virtual Public Meeting and Hearing on November 8, 2021 to discuss the change in the Proposed Action from Alternative 1 to Alternative 2. During the meeting, the Airport will review the potential impacts anticipated due to each alternative as previously evaluated in the April 2021 Draft EA and presented in the Public Workshops held in May 2021.

As discussed in the April 2021 Draft EA, the only difference between the two alternatives is the location of the new runway (Runway 01/19). Alternative 2 shifts the runway 100 feet to the east as compared to Alternative 1. The Revised Draft EA discusses that the decision to change the Proposed Action from Alternative 1 to Alternative 2 was made in response to the June 2021 release of an update to FAA Joint Order (JO) 7110.65Z, Air Traffic Control. The updated order allows for the configuration of Alternative 2 to provide operational flexibility for air traffic controllers that is not available in Alternative 1. The potential environmental impacts of Alternative 2 were previously presented in the April 2021 Draft EA and would not result in significant impacts.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, the virtual Public Meeting and Hearing will be held online. If special accommodations, such as audio or visual assistance, are required to participate in the virtual Public Meeting, or if Internet access is not available, please leave a message at 407-440-1060 by October 22, 2021. If you would like to attend the public meeting, or if you would like to make comments at the hearing, you must register at the link below. The public meeting will begin promptly at 2:30 pm with a presentation and Q&A session. The public hearing will begin at 3:30 pm and is an opportunity for the public to speak. You must register to attend the public meeting and sign up to speak at the public hearing at the link below. You can register to attend any time before the meeting has concluded. If you are not able to attend, a video recording of the public workshop will be made available on this website.

Virtual Public Meeting and Hearing

Monday, November 8, 2021

2:30 pm to 4:00 pm EDT

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

If you have important information that has not been considered in this document or comments on the Revised Draft EA, please send your written/email comments to the following:

Sarah Potter, Associate Vice President
Landrum & Brown
4445 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 700
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Email: CLTCapacityEA@landrum-brown.com

Comments are due no later than 5 pm Eastern Daylight Time on November 22, 2021. Before including your name, address and telephone number, email or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

BACKGROUND

This site replaces the former www.CLTEIS.com website for the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which was cancelled on February 27, 2019. The City of Charlotte (Airport Sponsor) will now complete the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) evaluation as an Environmental Assessment (EA).

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The Airport Sponsor will prepare the EA in accordance with NEPA, all applicable federal regulations, and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidance. The EA will assess the potential impacts of the proposal to construct:

  • Fourth Parallel Runway 1-19 (including End-Around Taxiways)
  • Terminal and Ramp Expansion

To ensure the Airport continues to meet current and future demand, the Airport Sponsor plans to implement the above improvements at CLT, proposed for construction by 2028, as recommended in its Master Plan Update and documented on the CLT Airport Layout Plan (ALP).

Similar to the EIS, the EA will evaluate the potential direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental impacts that may result from the Proposed Action. The Sponsor expects to complete the EA in early 2022.

PROJECT ELEMENTS PROPOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION BY 2028

Constructing a New Fourth Parallel Runway 1-19 (including End-Around Taxiways)

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Expanding the Terminal and Ramp

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Passengers walking in the airport corridor with luggage.
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CURRENT DESTINATIONS

141 domestic and 37 international

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2033 AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS

Projected aircraft operations for 2033

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2033 ENPLANEMENTS (IN MILLIONS)

Projected annually by 2033

PROPOSED ACTION ELEMENTS

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