The Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) Near-Term Projects (NTP) environmental review schedule is delayed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The delay is intended to provide the ability to host effective and safe public meetings, and includes a partial deferral of spending in 2020. The release of the first environmental review analysis, the draft NEPA Environmental Assessment (EA), and the accompanying public outreach, will now occur in the first quarter of 2021. The Port continues to refine the detailed schedule.
The master plan is a necessary step forward for the future of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). The Port continues work to complete the environmental review of the SAMP NTP. Once the environmental review is complete, which is expected in 2021, Commission authorization is required to initiate any individual project.
See updated schedule below.