The City of Scottsdale is conducting an Environmental Assessment (EA) to determine the long term viability of strengthening the Scottsdale Airport runway to support heavier aircraft. The runway is currently limited to aircraft that operate at less than 75,000 pounds; operating weights up to 100,000 pounds are considered on a case-by-case basis. The EA will evaluate factors including aircraft noise, air quality, biological and cultural resources, and water quality to determine the viability of permanently shifting the maximum aircraft operating weight to 100,000 pounds.
The EA will be prepared pursuant to the requirements of Section 102(2) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 and will conform to the requirements and standards set forth by the FAA as contained in FAA Order 1050.1E, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures and FAA Order 5050.4 NEPA Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions. The FAA is the lead agency for the project.
This purpose of this website is to allow interested parties to obtain information on the NEPA process as it evolves. Information which will be included on the website include the following:
• Materials from public information workshops and other informational meetings
• The Draft EA when it becomes available for public review
• Links to FAA NEPA guidance materials.
• Ability to comment on the proposed airport improvements.
(Please note: Comments received during the official public comment
period on the Draft EA will become part of the public record and will be
included in the Final EA.)