Port of Seattle Meeting

Article Summary:

Noise Programs Briefing. SAMP Near-Term Projects Update. Sea-Tac Airport, Mezzanine Level. Free parking.

The Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) is the blueprint for changes at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) to meet future demand. In addition to a Long-Term Vision, the SAMP includes more than 30 Near-Term Projects (NTP) that are planned for construction by 2027 and are the focus of the current environmental review.  The Port’s objective for the environmental review is to provide a thorough analysis of the potential environmental impacts of the Near-Term Projects.

At the February 25 Port of Seattle Commission meeting, staff will request a $3.4 million dollar budget increase to complete the SAMP NTP environmental review.  The budget increase is a result of: the extension of the planning process; an updated aviation demand forecast; additional technical analysis in response to comments received during scoping; the separation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) processes; and anticipated enhanced stakeholder engagement with the release of the separate environmental documents.

The new environmental review schedule anticipates that the public will be able to review and comment on the draft NEPA analysis at the end of 2020 and the draft SEPA analysis in the fall of 2021.

Visit the SAMP website for a more detailed SAMP schedule. You can find the February 25th Commission meeting materials, including the time and location.