FAA Project Status Update
The FAA is continuing to develop the Final EIS. As part of that process the FAA has consulted with Federal and state agencies, and their comments are being incorporated into the Final EIS. In addition, the FAA has completed a number of consultations including Section 4f of the Department of Transportation Act, Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act (with National Marine Fisheries and US Fish and Wildlife), and Essential Fish Habitat consultations. The FAA is continuing to work with the Georgia State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) to complete the Section 106 process.
As previously announced, the FAA had planned to release the Final EIS and Record of Decision (ROD) in March 2021. However, due to ongoing consultation efforts with the Georgia SHPO and the ACHP, the FAA now intends to release the Final EIS by April 20th and the ROD separately by June 18th.
When the Final EIS is available, a notice will be sent to individuals and organizations on the project distribution list.