The Nantucket Memorial Airport Commission has submitted a Final Environmental Impact Report / Environmental Assessment (FEIR/EA) for the airport’s Capital Improvement Plan to the state and the Federal Aviation Administration. Public comment will be received through June 25, 2021.
The Nantucket Memorial Airport Commission has submitted a Final Environmental Impact Report / Environmental Assessment (FEIR/EA) for the airport’s Capital Improvement Plan to the Secretary of Energy & Environmental Affairs and the Federal Aviation Administration. This will continue review of the above-referenced project pursuant to the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act ("MEPA”) and the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”).
The Capital Improvement Plan is the airport’s list of projects that are proposed to be implemented over the next several years. The projects include:
Decommission Runway 12-30 and Convert to Taxiway C
Relocate Taxiway G
Expand Marine Storage Facility
Construct South Apron Expansion
Construct South Apron Noise Berm
Construct High-Speed Taxiway
Replace Airfield Lighting Home-Run Cables
Relocate Stub Taxiways and Rehabilitate or Reconstruct Runway 6-24
Relocate Perimeter Road and Fence
Construct Nobadeer Farm Crew Quarters
Construct Ground Service Equipment Building
These projects are critical to ensuring the continued safe and efficient movement of people and goods through the airport and the island of Nantucket. None of the projects are expected to increase or change the number, kinds, or flight patterns of aircraft using the airport.
The FEIR/EA is available here. On or before May 26, 2021, copies of the FEIR/EA may also be obtained from the Nantucket Memorial Airport – Administrative Offices at 14 Airport Road (508-325-5300) and may be viewed at the Nantucket Atheneum (1 India Street).