City Manager’s Weekly Report for week ending Sep. 15, 2018


City Manager’s Weekly Report
September 15, 2018

Sea- Tac’s Sustainable Airport Master Plan Environmental Scoping Meetings Underway. Sea-Tac’s SAMP plan recommends more than 30 Near-Term Projects that will improve operational efficiency, safety, access to the airport, and air operation support facilities. These projects include a new terminal with 19 gates, and an automated people mover with three stations to connect the rental car facility, new terminal, and main terminal. Near-Term Projects will accommodate 56 million passengers and meet the forecasted demand to 2027. Near-Term Projects will be complete or under construction by 2027. Included: 19 additional gates and a second terminal; cargo facilities; 30+ projects to improve safety, provide support facilities, improve efficiency, and access to the airport. To keep up to date throughout the environment review of SAMP Near-Term Projects, register here to receive email updates, and click the Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) box under subscription topics.

Learn more about the environmental review of the SAMP Near-Term Projects. These projects are slated to be complete or under construction by 2027. Right now, the environmental review process is underway. The SAMP environmental review of near-term projects is being conducted to comply with the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The SAMP also includes a Long-Term Vision for Sea-Tac, which includes projects that are not ready for environmental review at this time, as they require further study and are not reasonably foreseeable. Before any of the Long-Term Vision projects are implemented, appropriate environmental review processes will be conducted.

The purpose of an environmental review is to: 1) conduct an objective analysis of potential cumulative environmental impacts according to established procedures; 2) verify existing conditions and planning forecasts; 3) identify ways to avoid, minimize, or mitigate impacts; 4) publically disclose identified environmental impacts; and 5) provide full transparency and engagement in the process. The first step of the SAMP Near-Term Projects environmental review called “scoping” is underway through September 28. There are several other ways in which you may provide input on the categories that could be addressed during environmental review, including four in-person public scoping open houses.

The remaining two scoping open houses will occur from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • September 17
    Federal Way Community Center (City of Federal Way)
    876 S 333rd St, Federal Way, WA 98003
  • September 19
    SeaTac Community Center (City of SeaTac)
    13735 24th Ave S, SeaTac, WA 98168

A video describing the near-term process is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd9C73hqv88&feature=youtu.be.

Respond here to the SAMP Near-Term Projects online without attending a meeting: https://sampntpenvironmentalreview.org. It is worth adding your voice and your concerns.

Mark E. Hoppen, City Manager
City of Normandy Park
801 SW 174th Street
Normandy Park, WA 98166
(206) 248-8246 (Direct Phone)


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