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FAA Publishes OAPM Environmental Assessment

Post Date:03/25/2014

FAA LogoThe Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently published the NorCal Optimization of Airspace and Procedures in the Metroplex Environmental Assessment (OAPM EA). This 126-page document provides information related to the potential environmental impacts that may result from the optimization of Air Traffic Control procedures that would standardize aircraft routing to and from airports in Northern California, including San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK), and Norman J. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC).

Interested persons may review the main document, its appendices, and related technical reports by clicking here. This link also provides information on public meetings and how to submit comments via mail or email. Written comments will be accepted by the FAA until April 24, 2014. Please note that a hard copy of the document may be found at the San Mateo Main Library on 3rd Avenue.

There will be five Public Information Workshops for the draft EA, each with the same content. The meeting for San Mateo County will be held on April 17 between 4 pm – 7 pm (attend any time) at the San Mateo Public Library, Oak Meeting Room, 55 W. 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94402. For San Francisco, the meeting will be on April 18 from 10 am – 12 pm (attend any time) at the San Francisco Federal Building, Room B-020 (auditorium), 90 7th St, San Francisco, CA 94103.

If you have questions, comments, or would like additional information, please email

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