Thanks to all who completed agency and public comment submittals during the scoping for the SAMP Near-Term Projects, which closed on September 28, 2018. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Port of Seattle take each comment very seriously and appreciate the efforts each agency and individual took to participate.
The FAA initiated a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Environmental Assessment (EA) and the Port of Seattle (Port) initiated a State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate and disclose the potential environmental effects of the Near-Term Projects.
Comments received during scoping were reviewed and will be taken into consideration during the environmental analyses. The Port of Seattle and its consultant, in conjunction with the FAA, are currently conducting the environmental analyses.
The FAA and Port will issue two separate documents, with the FAA’s NEPA EA coming first and subsequent environmental decision; followed by the Port’s SEPA EIS. There will be an agency and public review and comment period for both documents.
As the Port and FAA go through the environmental analyses and better understand the timing of the draft environmental documents, the Port will provide updates on timing and next steps on this website.