What is an Environmental Assessment and why is it happening?
"What is an Environmental Assessment and why is it happening?"
Avports has completed its draft Environmental Assessment, marking a major milestone
in ongoing work to build a New HVN – one that can fully serve the needs of Southern
Connecticut and its economy.
An Environmental Assessment is the gold-standard requirement of the FAA for projects
such as this. It is used to evaluate environmental impacts from noise, to air and water
quality, as well as the effect on wildlife. This EA process began on November 18, 2021
and included extensive research and information from a variety of sources: scientific
studies, community input, and collaboration with numerous local, state, and federal
agencies including Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and
the US Army Corps of Engineers.
The EA is in furtherance and alignment of Master Plan document completed in 2021,
itself a lengthy and formal process which included X public meetings and significant