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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will conduct a public information workshop with respect to the noise mitigation proposed in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) being prepared for Port Columbus International Airport. The workshop will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 9th, 2009 at the Holiday Inn & Suites located at 750 Stelzer Road, Columbus, Ohio. Representatives from the FAA, Airport, and consultants will be available to answer questions and provide information regarding the study. Comments on the proposed noise mitigation may be submitted through August 10, 2009 and can only be accepted with the full name and address of the individual commenting.


Ms. Katherine S. Delaney
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

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.