Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
Public Hearing - Richmond Executive - Chesterfield County Airport Proposed Extension of Runway 15 and Associated Improvements

Meeting Details
Date / Time 12/10/2014  7:00 pm
Location Community Development Building, Conference Rooms A-B, 9800 Government Center Parkway; Chesterfield, Virginia 23832 
Board Website 
Agenda document agency has not posted
Minutes document minutes not taken
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
A joint public hearing hosted by the Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Aviation in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Administration on the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and the federal consistency certification (FCC) submitted pursuant to the Coastal Zone Management Act and implementing federal consistency regulations for the proposed runway extension and associated improvements. The Draft EA has been prepared to address the range of potential environmental impacts that could result from the implementation of the proposed extension of Runway 15 with a parallel taxiway and associated improvements. DOAV must consider the environmental review conducted by DEQ prior to approving the airport’s License Modification Application. DOAv must approve the License Modification Application and the FAA must make a final decision on the Draft EA before the project can start. DEQ coordinates the Commonwealth's response to the Draft EA. DEQ has distributed the EA to appropriate state agencies, planning district and locality for their review and comment. Upon consideration of all comments, DEQ prepares a single state response and submits it to DOAv and FAA. DEQ also coordinates the Commonwealth’s review of the FCC to ensure that federal activities that can affect Virginia’s coastal resources and uses are conducted in ways which are consistent with the enforceable policies of Virginia’s Coastal Zone Management Program (VCP). The FAA cannot approve the proposal unless DEQ concurs that it is consistent with the VCP. The EA describes potential impacts associated with the development actions of the 2012 Airport Layout Plan, which includes an 800-foot runway extension and associated property interest acquisition, relocation of navigational aids and fueling facilities, and removal of tree obstructions. DEQ accepts comments from the public by e-mail, fax, or U.S. Mail (see below). All comments must include the name, address, and telephone number of the person commenting and be received by DEQ within the comment period. The public may review the project documents at DOAV (below), DEQ’s Central Office in Richmond (below) and at the following locations: Richmond Executive Airport-Chesterfield County, Airport Management Offices, 7427 Airfield Drive, Richmond, Virginia 23237; Chesterfield Public Library, 9501 Lori Road, Chesterfield, Virginia 23832; Virginia Department of Aviation, 5702 Gulfstream Road, Richmond, Virginia 23250; Federal Aviation Administration, Washington Airports District Office, 23723 Air Freight Lane, Suite 210, Dulles, Virginia 20166; DEQ Central Office, 629 East Main Street, Room 646, Richmond, VA 23219. An information workshop will be held between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The public comment period begins on November 16, 2014 and ends on January 7, 2015.
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to receive comment on a proposed stage
General business of the board
Discuss particular regulations / chapters

Contact Information
Name / Title: Ellie Irons 
Address: 629 E. Main Street
P.O.Box 1105
Richmond, 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)698-4330    FAX: (804)698-4319    TDD: ()-