Category Archives: Environmental

Airports And FAA Still Ignore Surrounding Communities’ Concern About Exposure to Hazardous Air Pollutants

The Air Quality Study at and around Los Angeles International Airport recently began its final phase.  Since the LAX Air Quality Study began back in 1999, there has been growing concern about the role of air toxics or hazardous air … Continue reading

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Aviation and Airport Development News, October 4, 2010, vol. 2, no. 15

The following is a summary review of articles from all over the nation concerning aviation and airport development law news during the past week.  These were all first posted, in abbreviated form, on http://twitter.com/smtaber.  This Newsletter also appears as a … Continue reading

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Aviation and Airport Development Newsletter, August 2, 2010, vol. 2, no. 8

Vol. 2, No. 8, August 2, 2010 The following is a summary review of articles from all over the nation concerning aviation and airport development law news during the past week.  These were all first posted, in abbreviated form, on … Continue reading

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Aviation and Airport Law Newsletter, July 19, 2010, vol. 2, no. 6

The following is a summary review of articles from all over the nation concerning aviation and airport development law news during the past week.  These were all first posted, in abbreviated form, on http://twitter.com/smtaber.  This Newsletter also appears as a … Continue reading

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EPA Seeks Public Comment on Aircraft Lead Emissions

On April 21, 2010, the EPA announced that it would seek public comment on data available for evaluating emissions and potential exposure to lead in gas used in piston-engine aircraft.  As the EPA stated: Emissions of lead from piston-engine aircraft … Continue reading

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EPA Extends Public Comment Period for Effluent Guidelines and New Source Performance Standards for the Airport Deicing Category

On August 28, 2009 (74 FR 44676), EPA published a proposed rule entitled ‘‘Effluent Limitation Guidelines and New Source Performance Standards for the Airport Deicing Category; Proposed Rule.’’ Written comments on the proposed rulemaking were to be submitted to EPA … Continue reading

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Why the Airports and the Aviation Industry Need to Be Concerned About Climate Change: Part One, Facts about Aviation and Climate Change

In the grand scheme of things, aviation may not represent a huge source of concern with respect to climate change. But neither should the aviation industry (airports included) ignore the fact that aviation does contribute to climate change not only through … Continue reading

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FAA Publishes a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Palm Beach International Airport’s Airfield Enhancement Project

On September 26, 2008, the FAA published a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the construction and operation of proposed airfield improvements to Palm Beach International Airport (PBIA) “to accommodate existing and projected aviation demand.”  Comments on the DEIS are … Continue reading

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Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the “Capacity Enhancement Project” at Philadelphia International Airport is Published

The FAA recently published the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for its “Capacity Enhancement Project” (CEP) (warning! this is a large file, the DEIS is broken up into Chapters at the end of this post) at the Philadelphia International Airport … Continue reading

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FAA Issues Order Limiting Scheduled Operations at Newark Liberty

The FAA first proposed limiting scheduled operations at Newark Liberty in a proposed order that was published in March 18, 2008, Federal Register.  The FAA has now, on May 21, 2008, issued its Order limiting scheduled operations at Newark Liberty Airport.  In … Continue reading

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