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PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETINGS

Two public scoping meetings for the general public were held on the evenings of May 31, 2006 and June 1, 2006. The meetings were conducted at two locations, one at the Holiday Inn, 750 Stelzer Road, Columbus, OH 43219 and the other at the Ramada Inn, 4801 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43213. Both meetings were held between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Katherine S. Jones
Federal Aviation Administration
Detroit Airports District Office
11677 South Wayne Road, Suite 107
Romulus, Michigan 48174

Telephone: (734) 229-2958
Fax: (734) 229-2950
Email: CMHEIS@faa.gov
Project Website: www.airportsites.net/CMH-EIS

Response to Comments

All comments received at the public workshops and during the official comment period will be reviewed and considered by the FAA. The FAA will prepare responses to comments, either individually or collectively, and include them in the Draft EIS. Responses to comments will be made by at least one of the means listed below:

  • Modification of alternatives studied in the EIS, including the proposed action.
  • Development and evaluation of reasonable alternatives meeting the purpose and need for the project not previously given serious consideration.
  • Explanation of why the comments do not warrant further agency response, citing the sources, authorities, or reasons that support the position.

The Nature of Comments

NEPA includes the following guidelines for the submission of comments on an EIS:

  • Comments should be as specific as possible and may address either the adequacy of the statement or the merits of the alternatives discussed or both.
  • When a commenting party criticizes a lead agency's predictive methodology, the commenting party should describe the alternative methodology that it prefers and why.
  • For a cooperating agency, it shall specify in its comments whether it needs additional information to fulfill other applicable environmental reviews or consultation requirements, and the information it needs. In particular, it shall specify any additional information it needs to comment adequately on the draft statement's analysis of significant site-specific effects associated with the granting or approving by that cooperating agency of necessary Federal permits, licenses, or entitlements.
  • When a cooperating agency with jurisdiction by law objects to, or expresses reservations about, the proposal on grounds of environmental impacts, the agency expressing the objection or reservation shall specify the mitigation measures it considers necessary to allow the agency to grant or approve applicable permit, license, or related requirements or concurrences.