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What is an Environmental Assessment (EA)?

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"What is an Environmental Assessment (EA)?"

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NewHVN Administration

Before any expansion project moves forward, the NEPA (National Environmental Protection Act) requires the FAA to evaluate the environmental impact of projects like the Tweed runway expansion and terminal construction, including noise, air and water quality, and potential effects on wildlife. This process began in November 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 proposed draft EA will be published by the Tweed New Haven Airport Authority on March 2, 2023.