NEPA Forty Most Asked Questions

1. Range of Alternatives. 2. Alternatives Outside the Capability of Applicant or Jurisdiction of Agency. 3. No-Action Alternative. 4. Agency’s Preferred Alternative. 5. Proposed Action v. Preferred Alternative. 6. Environmentally Preferable Alternative. 7. Difference Between Sections of EIS on Alternatives and Environmental Consequences. 8. Early Application of NEPA. 9. Applicant Who Needs Other Permits. 10.

CATEX Controversy: The Ninth Circuit Strikes Down FAA Decision to Exempt a Sea-Tac Operational Change from Environmental Review

The process for approving changes in airport operations and development projects may now be more complicated, time-consuming, expensive and uncertain, due to a new federal appeals court decision. The decision faults the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for rushing through its approval of a new procedure for turning southbound turboprops to the west in certain wind

Arlyn Purcell

Currently, Arlyn Purcell is the SEPA contact for the Sea-Tac Airport SAMP program. The Port of Seattle Selected Arlyn Purcell, AICP, as New Director, Aviation Environment and Sustainability SEATTLE, WA– Following a nationwide search, thePort of Seattle has selectedArlyn Purcell, AICP to be the new Director, Aviation Environment and Sustainability at the Port of Seattle.

FAA: Airport Environmental Programs

The Airport Environmental Programs help airports implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other Federal environmental laws and regulations. This includes airport noise compatibility planning (Part 150), airport noise and access restrictions (Part 161), environmental review for airport development, and the application of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of