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Public Notice

NEPA Document Review

Rochester International Airport

Rochester, Minnesota


On behalf of the Rochester International Airport, WSB & Assoicates, Inc.,  has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate the environmental impacts of certain planned airport improvements.  The contents of the EA meet the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 and other applicable laws and regulations, including those of the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board (EQB).  Airport improvement projects which are considered to be Federal actions or which receive Federal funding require environmental processing to comply with NEPA, the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982 and other pertinent laws.  Environmental processing guidance in the consideration of environmental impacts is provided in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Order 1050.1E, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures and FAA Order 5050.4B, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions.


Additionally, the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board (EQB) coordinates the State of Minnesota environmental review process.  The proposed airport improvements are exempt from review under the state program.  


The EA is published for a mandatory 30 day public comment period.  Any documented correspondence from either public agencies or the general public will be documented and addressed and included in the final document.   A Section 106 review is currently in progress and will be included in the final document. Any comments, questions, suggestions, or inquiries should be submitted to the Rochester International Airport. Submissions can be hardcopies to the airport’s administration office or electronically through the www.flyRST.com website.  A final version of this EA will be submitted to the FAA for their final determination.  The EA document is available for public viewing at the following location(s).


Rochester International Airport

7600 Helgerson Drive SW

Rochester, MN 55902

(Airport Administration Offices 8:00AM to 4:30PM, Monday thru Friday)


WSB & Associates Inc. will be the coordinating consultant for this project. Project Manager contact information is:


Les Conway, PE

WSB & Associates, Inc.

7600 Helgerson Dr SW

Rochester, MN 55902









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34-14 EA (Condensed Version)



For a full copy of the EA and associated appendices please visit Airport Administration, 2nd Floor, Main Passenger Terminal of Rochester International Airport.