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Notice of Approval of Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on a Short Form Environmental Assessment (EA); Chicago/Rockford International Airport, Rockford, IL

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Notice of approval of documents.


The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the public of the approval of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on an Environmental Assessment for proposed Federal actions at Chicago/Rockford International Airport, Rockford, Illinois. The FONSI specifies that the proposed federal actions and local development projects are consistent with existing environmental policies and objectives as set forth in the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and will not significantly affect the quality of the environment.

A description of the proposed Federal actions is: (a) To issue an environmental finding to allow approval of the Airport Layout Plan (ALP) for the development items listed below.

The items in the local airport development project are to: (1) Secure fill material for air cargo development; (2) Construct air cargo development including two buildings and apron area that would provide a total of approximately 184,000 square feet of interior space, approximately 693,000 square feet of apron for taxiing and parking of up to five widebody aircraft, automobile/truck parking and access, and airport service roads, including grading, drainage, sanitary, electrical, and lighting, as necessary; (3) Construct approximately 5,350 linear feet of sanitary sewer, approximately 1,900 linear feet of storm sewer, lift station with a 2.16 million gallon per day capacity and combination and diversion flow structures for the collection and treatment of deicing fluids associated with commercial operations; (4) Obtain Airport Layout Plan approval for this proposed project development; and (5) Start Printed Page 26186removal of the previously abandoned Beltline Road (the roadway was abandoned as a portion of the Runway 7 extension).

Copies of the environmental decision and the Short Form EA are available for public information review during regular business hours at the following locations:

1. Chicago/Rockford International Airport, 60 Airport Drive, Rockford, IL 61109.

2. Division of Aeronautics-Illinois Department of Transportation, One Langhorne Bond Drive, Capital Airport, Springfield, IL 62707.

3. Federal Aviation Administration, Chicago Airports District Office, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Room 320, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018.

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Amy B. Hanson, Environmental Protection Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, Chicago Airports District Office, Room 320, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018. Ms. Hanson can be contacted at (847) 294-7354 (voice), (847) 294-7046 (facsimile) or by e-mail at

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Issued in Des Plaines, Illinois on April 18, 2008.

Mia Ratcliff,

Acting Manager, Chicago Airports District Office, FAA, Great Lakes Region.

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[FR Doc. E8-9833 Filed 5-7-08; 8:45 am]