Public Notice issued August 1, 2012

PUBLIC NOTICE
WASHINGTON DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR
A NEW UNITED AIRLINES AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE HANGAR
NOW AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AND COMMENT

United Airlines is proposing to build an aircraft maintenance facility at Washington Dulles International Airport on approximately 8 acres of land in the northeastern portion of the airport, immediately west of and adjacent to an existing aircraft maintenance facility. The project consists of approximately 103,000 square feet of hangar space, approximately 93,000 square feet of aircraft apron, approximately 12,500 square feet of parking and ground support equipment transport lanes, and improvements to Taxiway Z1. The hangar is designed to accommodate up to two Boeing 767-300 aircraft or one wide body aircraft. The apron area will accommodate parking for one wide body aircraft.

As an integral part of the planning for this project, a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) was prepared to evaluate existing conditions and potential environmental impacts of the Proposed Project and Alternatives to include a No Build Alternative. A draft copy of the EA will be available in accordance with public notification requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.

Beginning, August 1, 2012, copies of the Draft Environmental Assessment are being made available for public review and comment at the following libraries: Ashburn Library (43316 Hay Rd., Ashburn, VA), Sterling Library (120 Enterprise St., Sterling, VA), and Rust Library (380 Old Waterford Rd. NW, Leesburg, VA). Copies of the draft Environmental Assessment are also available for review, by appointment, at the Federal Aviation Administration Washington Airports District Office, 23723 Air Freight Lane, Dulles, VA, (703) 661-1365, and at the Airport Manager’s Office located on the baggage claim level of the Main Terminal at Washington Dulles International Airport (703) 572-2710.

The Draft EA can also be reviewed by clicking here (PDF document).

This public review and comment period is also being conducted pursuant to the MWAA’s 1987 Programmatic Memorandum of Agreement with the Virginia State Historic Preservation Officer and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (as regards Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 – 36 CFR 800).

Written comments on the Draft EA may be submitted to Michael Hines, Planning Department, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, One Aviation Circle, Ronald Washington National Airport, Washington, DC 20001-6000, or by e-mail to environmental.comments@mwaa.com. All comments must be received no later than 5:00 PM August 31, 2012.