Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
PUBLIC HEARING: DEQ response to the environmental aspects of a proposed vertiport in Blackstone, Virginia.

Meeting Details
Date / Time 11/14/2023  6:00 pm
Type Physical Location Only 
Location Allen C. Perkinson Municipal Airport
291 Dominy Corner Road
Blackstone, VA 23824 
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
DEQ is conducting an environmental review of a proposed vertiport as a component of the Town of Blackstone’s application for a Vertiport License submitted to the Virginia Department of Aviation (DOAV). PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Town of Blackstone, operator of the Allen C. Perkinson Municipal Airport in conjunction with the Department of Military Affairs, requests that the DOAV approves its application for a Vertiport License. The Allen C. Perkinson Municipal Airport is a joint-use facility that is comprised of approximately 700 acres, 26 of which are controlled by the Town. The Town’s portion houses the general aviation terminal building, multiple hangar facilities, a fuel farm and an aircraft parking apron, while the military’s portion houses the control tower, runway, taxiway system, and aircraft hangars. The purpose of this project is to identify a designated takeoff and landing area for the vertical takeoff and landing vehicles already operating at the field. The Vertiport License, as applied for by the Town, would authorize a specific area on the airfield to be solely dedicated for the takeoff and landing of drones and electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (ETVOLs) on the airfield. The proposed site is located on a portion of the airfield controlled by the military but immediately adjacent to the 26 acres operated by the Town. The proposed Vertiport will be located on a 50’ by 50’ section of existing abandoned taxiway that will be painted or “marked” in a manner consistent with Engineering Brief 105, the Federal Aviation Administration’s recommended guidelines on Vertiports. The proposed action will allow the airport to identify a designated takeoff and landing area for the drones and ETVOLs already operating at the field and could potentially serve as an economic stimulant to the region.
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to receive comment on a proposed stage
General business of the board
Discuss particular regulations / chapters

Contact Information
Name / Title: Megan Black 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, 23218
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