Public Notice

AVAILABILITY OF A FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (FONSI) FOR
ABRAHAM LINCOLN CAPITAL AIRPORT, SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its approval of a Finding of No
Significant Impact (FONSI) on a Condensed Environmental Assessment (EA) prepared
by the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport. That finding is for proposed FAA actions to
allow the Airport Authority to:

Fill 0.89 acres of wetlands to remove a wildlife hazard attractant, per
recommendation by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
FAA’s FONSI, approved on April 9, 2021, indicates the proposed FAA actions and the
local development project 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.
The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) proposed actions are to issue an
environmental finding to allow approval of the Sponsor’s Proposed Action for the
development listed above, and issue a wetland finding.

Wetland Finding
Executive Order 11990 – Protection of Wetlands, requires all Federal agencies to avoid
providing assistance for new construction located in wetlands, unless there is no
practicable alternative to such construction, and all practicable measures to minimize
harm to wetlands are included in the action.
The FAA finds that there is no practicable alternative to the Sponsor’s Proposed Action’s
impacts of the 0.89 acres of wetlands. Implementation of the Proposed Action requires
the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport to apply for a Nationwide Permit under Section 404
of the Clean Water Act. The IEPA requires an application submittal for Clean Water Act
Section 401 Water Quality Certification and an anti-degradation assessment for the
proposed activities. These permits will be pursued concurrently. The IEPA Section 401
Water Quality Certification is a component of the USACE’s Section 404 permit, and
must be issued before USACE can issue the 404 permit.
FAA Advisory Circular 150/5300-33B, Hazardous Wildlife Attractants On or Near
Airports, dated August 28, 2007, states the FAA’s policy that wetland mitigation projects
located within 10,000 feet of airports serving turbine-powered aircraft (such as Abraham
Lincoln Capital Airport), present a safety hazard as attractants of wildlife that
significantly increase the risk of bird/aircraft strikes.

The safety standards set forth in this FAA policy statement are recommended for the
operators of all public-use airports. Furthermore, for airport sponsors who are the
recipients of Federal grant funding, adherence to safety standards set forth in FAA
advisory circulars is a requirement of standard grant assurances, as acknowledged in
FAA Advisory Circular 150/5200-33B.
I
llinois Department of Transportation-BDE determined that the required mitigation ration
would be 4:1, under the Illinois Wetlands Protection Act part 1090/ IDOT Wetlands
Action Plan, for mitigation at a wetland mitigation bank. The total credits required for
purchase totals 3.56 acres. The wetland mitigation is proposed to occur at the Sangamon
River Wetland and Stream Mitigation Bank (SRWSMB) in Sangamon County, Illinois.
This mitigation bank is within the same watershed as the proposed project.
Copies of the environmental decision and the Condensed Environmental Assessment (the
background data on which the decision is based) are available for public information
review at the following location:

Capital Airport website:
www.flyspi.com

Finding of No Significant Impact  ;  Condensed Environmental Assessment

 

Public Notice

The February 16, 2021 Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting is CANCELLED due to the severe weather conditions with extreme temperatures and snow accumulations, concerns with the ongoing COVID situation, and utility complications (due to the cold temperatures) in the terminal adversely affecting the meeting and administration facilities.

 


Public Notice

Public Notice Regarding Passenger Facility Charges FAR Part 158.24

The Springfield Airport Authority intends to file an application with the Federal Aviation Administration to continue imposing and using Passenger Facility Charges for projects at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport.

As required under Section 158.24 of Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 158, “Passenger Facility Charges” (Effective June 28, 1991), the Springfield Airport Authority is providing notice and opportunity for public comment.

The Authority is planning to continue imposing a $4.50 charge for each enplaned passenger.  The effective date for the current PFC is July 1, 2021 and the estimated charge expiration date is September 1, 2034.  The effective date for this application is then estimated at this time to be the aforementioned September 1, 2034 and the estimated charge expiration date is estimated to be June 1, 2044.  The exact effective date will be provided to the airlines after approval by the FAA of the Authority’s application.  The estimated total revenue to be collected during this period is $162,031, not including about $1,200 of estimated interest to be earned.

 

Proposed Projects
Estimated  PFC Collections                $
1. Rehabilitate Runway 4 / 22 97,031
2. High Speed Runway Broom 65,000
Total 162,031

Send any comments regarding this proposed application by March 19, 2021, to Mark E. Hanna, A.A.E., 1200 Capital Airport Drive, Springfield, IL 62707.

 


PUBLIC NOTICE

AVAILABILITY OF A FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (FONSI) FOR ABRAHAM LINCOLN CAPITAL AIRPORT, SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its approval of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on a Condensed Environmental Assessment (EA) prepared by the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport. That finding is for proposed FAA actions to allow the Airport Authority to:

Acquisition of approximately 30.79 acres of agricultural land in fee simple title (Parcel 20-4-A).

FAA’s FONSI, approved on October 8, 2019, indicates the proposed FAA actions and the local development project 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.

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) proposed actions is to issue an environmental finding to allow approval of the Sponsor’s Proposed Action for the development listed above.

Copies of the environmental decision and the Condensed Environmental Assessment (the background data on which the decision is based) are available for public information review at the following locations:

Capital Airport
1200 CApital Airport Drive Springfield, IL 62707

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

 


Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that a Tentative Budget and Appropriation Ordinance of the Springfield Airport Authority for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021, has been prepared and made conveniently available for public inspection by filing at the office of said Airport Authority in the Terminal Building, Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, Springfield, Illinois and that a public hearing on said Tentative Budget and Appropriation Ordinance will be held by said Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. in said Terminal Building at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, Springfield, Illinois.

Springfield Airport Authority
Beverly Peters
Secretary

 


Springfield Airport Authority Comprehensive Annual Financial Report FY2020


Requirements under 5 ILCS 140/4 of the Freedom of Information Act


Requirements under 5 ILCS 120/7.3 of the Open Meetings Act