BURBANK AIRPORT EXPANSION
THE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT ("DEIS") HAS BEEN RELEASED
LA CITY COUNCIL PASSED A MOTION for the City Attorney to REQUEST that the FAA EXTEND THE COMMENT PERIOD TO 120 DAYS so that relevant City departments can review the DEIS and comment on potential impacts of the Terminal Project on the City of LA. The City Attorney submitted the request letter. TO READ THE MOTION, CLICK HERE. TO READ THE CITY ATTORNEY'S ANNOUNCEMENT AND LETTER, CLICK HERE
EVEN WITH CITY'S ACTION, FAA ONLY GRANTED A 3 WEEK EXTENSION ON COMMENTS, NOW DUE ON TUESDAY OCTOBER 27, 2020. Read Daily News article HERE
The DEIS is nearly 3,000 pages long and we are currently working our way through it and will provide suggested comments when we have them.
WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW -- REGISTER TO ATTEND WORKSHOPS/HEARING
1. REGISTER TO ATTEND A VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Two virtual public workshops will be held on the same day, the first from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and the second from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. To register to participate in a virtual public workshop, CLICK HERE.
*IMPORTANT NOTE: YOU DON'T HAVE TO ASK A QUESTION AT THE VIRTUAL WORKSHOP, BUT IF YOU WANT TO, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO ASK YOUR QUESTIONS ON THE REGISTRATION FORM AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION. FOR A LIST OF SUGGESTED WORKSHOP QUESTIONS, CLICK HERE.
2. REGISTER TO ATTEND THE VIRTUAL HEARING: The virtual public hearing will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, September 24, 2020. To register to ATTEND the virtual public hearing, CLICK HERE.
3. REGISTER TO SPEAK AT THE VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING: The public hearing will be held on Thursday, September 24 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. To register to SPEAK at the virtual public hearing, CLICK HERE.
*PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO SPEAK AT THE HEARING, YOU CAN REGISTER TO ATTEND THE HEARING WITHOUT REGISTERING TO SPEAK.
PLEASE WAIT TO COMMENT UNTIL WE HAVE MORE INFO TO SHARE
COMMENTS ON THE DEIS ARE DUE BY OCTOBER 27, 2020. The city was only able to get a 3-week extension from the FAA. All comments on the DEIS must be received no later than 5 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, Tuesday, October 27, 2020. Online comments are restricted to 5000 characters. Longer comments can be mailed via USPS.
*We recommend waiting to comment until we have more information.
*We will be sending an e-Blast with suggested comments and will provide the comment link at that time.
IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY, PLEASE SIGN OUR "OPPOSE THE TERMINAL PETITION!"
To read the LA Times article about the Replacement Terminal, CLICK HERE
To read SCFQS Statement to LA TIMES, CLICK HERE
Why oppose the expanded new terminal? It will increase operations and make the noise even worse! Read SCFQS partial Scoping comment from February 2019 here