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Public Meeting Set for Runway Improvements
Posted on 06/01/2020
EA Airport Improvement PlanNotice of Availability and Public Meetings for the
Statesville Regional Airport Proposed Runway 10-28
Safety Enhancements Program –
Runway Safety Area Improvements and Obstruction Removal
Supplemental Environmental Assessment


AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation

Availability of Supplemental Environmental Assessment – The City of Statesville is required under the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Assessment (EA) for proposed airport improvements at the Statesville Regional Airport (SVH) in Iredell County, North Carolina. The proposed project consists of construction of improved runway safety areas, closure/modification of a portion of Bethlehem Road, property and avigation easement acquisition, removal of tree obstructions to Runway 10-28, and relocation of navigational aids.

These improvements were included in the 2017 EA approved by the NCDOT Division of Aviation. Federal funds have been programmed and additional studies have been undertaken to address changes in the affected environment and regulations since the 2017 NCDOT approval. Consultants, acting on the behalf of the City of Statesville, have prepared a Supplemental EA describing the anticipated environmental impacts.

View the Supplemental EA documents.

To request a copy of the document via mail, please contact Mr. John Ferguson. Comments on the document will be accepted until June 30, 2020.

Public Meetings – Public meetings will be conducted on June 18, 2020, virtually at 11:00 AM and in person from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM to answer questions and solicit public review and comment on the proposed improvements.

The in-person meeting will be a drop-in format with no formal presentation, held in the Statesville Regional Airport Conference Room, 238 Airport Road Statesville, NC 28677. To participate in the virtual meeting, please contact Mr. John Ferguson. Comments on the draft Supplemental EA should be emailed to Mr. Ferguson or mailed to Statesville Regional Airport, Attn: Mr. John Ferguson. Written comments will be accepted during the public comment period, which ends on June 30, 2020.

For additional information about the project, please contact:

Mr. Aaron Braswell
Environmental Protection Specialist
Federal Aviation Administration
Memphis Airports District Office
2600 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Suite 2250
Memphis, Tennessee 38118
aaron.braswell@faa.gov
901-322-8192

Mr. John M. Ferguson, A.A.E.
Airport Manager
Statesville Regional Airport
Phys. Address: 238 Airport Road Statesville, NC 28677
Mail Address: P.O. Box 1111 Statesville, NC 28687
jferguson@statesvillenc.net
704-873-1111