The FAA anticipates that the additional comment period will not affect the EIS schedule. The FAA expects to publish a Draft EIS and hold public hearings and an additional public comment period in late 2019. The agency plans to issue a Final EIS and Record of Decision in mid-2020.
The EIS will evaluate potential environmental impacts that may result from the Airport’s proposed projects, which include a 12,000-foot-long fourth parallel runway, associated taxiways, and terminal and ramp expansion. The project would require the decommissioning of Runway 5/23 and relocation of West Boulevard. Details on the project are at CLTEIS.com.