[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 70 (Tuesday, April 12, 2011)]
[Pages 20435-20436]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-8529]



Federal Aviation Administration

Notice of Approval of the Supplemental Finding of No Significant 
Impact and Record of Decision for the Supplemental Environmental 
Assessment (EA) for Proposed Changes to the Construction of a New Land-
Based Airport in Akutan, AK

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice of approval of the Supplemental Finding of No 
Significant Impact/Record of Decision.


SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration is announcing the approval 
of the Supplemental Finding

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of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) for the 
Supplemental Environmental Assessment (EA) for changes proposed to the 
construction of a new land-based airport in Akutan, AK. The 
Supplemental FONSI/ROD provides final agency determinations and 
approvals for the proposed development.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patti Sullivan, Environmental Program 
Manager, Federal Aviation Administration, Alaskan Region, Airports 
Division, 222 W. 7th Avenue 14, Anchorage, AK 99513-7504. Ms. 
Sullivan may be contacted during business hours at (907) 271-5454 
(phone) and (907) 271-2851 (facsimile).

approval of actions for proposed changes to the construction of an 
airport not previously addressed in the December 2007 environmental 
assessment FONSI/ROD. The proposed changes include realignment of the 
runway; expansion of the seaplane ramp in Akutan Harbor; realignment of 
Stream number 1; and temporary construction facilities including a 
barge landing and construction access road along Surf Bay, fuel storage 
facility, and a personnel camp. On December 26, 2007, the FAA approved 
a FONSI/ROD for the construction of a new land based airport including 
a runway, a runway safety area, connecting taxiway, an apron, and a 
snow removal equipment and maintenance facility; an airport access 
road; two hovercraft landing pads; a hovercraft storage and maintenance 
facility; and acquisition of a hovercraft The Supplemental FONSI/ROD 
provides the final agency determinations and approvals for Federal 
actions by the FAA related to the selection of alternatives to meet the 
purpose and need for the action. The Supplemental FONSI/ROD also 
includes required mitigation measures and conditions of approval. The 
Supplemental FONSI/ROD indicates that the selected actions are 
consistent with existing environmental policies and objectives set 
forth in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as 
amended, as well as other federal and state statutes, and that the 
actions will not significantly affect the quality of the environment.
    The FAA's decision is based upon information contained in the 
Supplemental EA, issued in March 3, 2011, and on all other applicable 
documents available to the agency and considered by it, which 
constitutes the administrative record.
    The FAA's determinations are discussed in the Supplemental FONSI/
ROD, which was approved on March 7, 2011.

FONSI/ROD Availability

    The FONSI/ROD may be viewed at the following Web site http://www.faa.gov/airports/alaskan/environmental/.

    Issued in Anchorage, Alaska on March 30, 2011.
Byron K. Huffman,
Manager, Airports Division, Alaskan Region.
[FR Doc. 2011-8529 Filed 4-11-11; 8:45 am]