Environmental Impact Statements

Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal agencies are required to prepare a detailed statement known as an Environmental Assessment (EA) or Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), as dictated by the scope of the project.  The purpose of this process is to incorporate environmental values into decision making by weighing the environmental impacts of proposed actions and considering alternatives to those actions.  To meet NEPA requirements, federal agencies begin the process with a proposal.  Limited federal actions may avoid the need to prepare an EA or EIS if the criteria for a Categorical Exclusion (CATEX) are met.  Otherwise, the agency must prepare an EA, which can result in either the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) or the need to prepare a more intensive EIS.  An EIS includes a statement of purpose and need, a description of the affected environment, a range of alternatives, and an analysis of the impacts imposed by a project.  Once the EIS is finalized, a Record of Decision (ROD) is issued and recorded with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

For more information on NEPA and Environmental Impact Statements, please visit the NEPA website at the following address: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/nepa/ .

Airport Projects

Capacity Enhancement Program www.phl-cep-eis.com

Runway 17-35 Extension Project http://www.phlrunway17-35eis.com

PHL Fuel Farm Expansion Project – Environmental Assessment FONSI, September 28, 2009

PHL Hydrant Fueling System Project – Environmental Assessment FONSI, August 7, 2009

PHL Runway 8-26 FONSI – Environmental Assessment FONSI, September 22, 1994

PHL Runway 27R High Speed Exit Taxiway Project - CATEX, June 29, 2011

PHL Electric Light-Duty Service Vehicles – CATEX, March 15, 2011

PNE DeSimone Property Release Project – CATEX, December 15, 2010

PNE Taxiway Rehabilitation Project – CATEX, August 3, 2010

PHL Terminal F Expansion Project – CATEX, March 18, 2009

PHL Terminal F Preconditioned Air Project – CATEX, February 5, 2009

PHL US Airways GSE Electrification Project – CATEX, February 5, 2009

For more information on projects that have been assessed for environmental impacts under NEPA, including categorically excluded actions (CATEX), please contact the Planning and Environmental Stewardship Department at 215-937-6062.