Phase II is part of Long Beach Airport’s Terminal Area Improvement Program (TAIP), a major makeover that will improve the passenger experience from the curb to the gate. One portion of the TAIP is restoration and revitalization of the historic 1941 terminal building, a local historic landmark. The FAA directed Long Beach Airport to conduct an Environmental Assessment (EA) specifically for the work on the terminal building. The EA is part of the federal National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, which is required due to federal funding for the project.
The FAA published a Notice of Availability (NOA) for the draft EA on October 1, 2019, with a 30-day comment period that ended October 30, 2019. The NOA was published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram and on the Airport website. No public comments were received.
The FAA subsequently approved the Final EA on November 25, 2019. A Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) determination was issued on December 12, 2019. Issuance of this FONSI signifies that the FAA has completed the NEPA process for the proposed renovations and improvements to the historic terminal building.
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