PORTLAND, ORE. (Sept. 5, 2008) – PDX CNAC Hears Status of Environmental Assessment for North Runway Project on Sept. 11

Members of the Portland International Airport Citizen Noise Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, Sept. 11 at Portland International Airport to hear an update on the North Runway Extension project and learn the status of the Environmental Assessment, among other topics. Fletcher Hunt, Port of Portland development project manager, will provide an update on the status of the Environmental Assessment, which is following National Environmental Policy Act requirements. The Environmental Assessment covers issues such as air quality, noise, water quality, compatible land uses, and wildlife. The Environmental Assessment also examines whether there are other reasonable alternatives to the proposed action such as non-development alternatives, different runway lengths, and includes a “no-action” alternative. The project has offered numerous opportunities for input from community members and interested parties. 

The 15-member committee meets from 6-8 p.m. at the airport, 7000 NE Airport Way, in the St. Helens conference room. Committee meetings are open to the public, and include time for public comment.

CNAC is the Port’s official forum for working with the public on issues related to aircraft noise. Representatives come from across northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. Eleven members are appointed by various city and county jurisdictions, and four representatives are appointed by the Port to help maintain geographic diversity on the committee. Technical assistance is provided by the Federal Aviation Administration and the Oregon Air National Guard.

People with special needs attending the meeting are asked to contact the Port for accommodations at 503-460-4073. PDX is wheelchair accessible and located just off the TriMet MAX light rail Red Line. Validated parking is also available.


Source: Portland International Airport
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