FAA to present info on Angoon airport

Posted: Sunday, October 26, 2008

JUNEAU - The Federal Aviation Administration will hold a meeting from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Centennial Hall for the public to learn about a proposed new airport on Admiralty Island for Angoon.

State ferries stop at Angoon, but the city has no airport now. The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities proposed the land-based airport.

The FAA is in the early stages of preparing an environmental impact statement that will address both environmental and socioeconomic impacts to the airport and alternatives to it. This is expected to take three or more years to finish.

Scoping comments help the agency identify public concerns early in the process.

Other meetings were planned for Anchorage and Angoon.

Comments will be accepted through Dec. 31 this year and can be submitted at the public meetings, e-mailed to comments@angoonairporteis.com, submitted online at www.angoonairporteis.com, or mailed to Leslie Grey AAL-614; FAA Project Manager, Angoon Airport EIS; 222 West Seventh Ave., Box 14; Anchorage AK 99513-7587.

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