Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Expanded East Coast Plan: Changes in Aircraft Flight Patterns Over the State of New Jersey

The Expanded East Coast Plan (ECCP), implemented in 1987 by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), resulted in a comprehensive revision of the air traffic control routes and procedures in the eastern United States. Since the initial implementation of the EECP), there have been complaints about aircraft noise and overflights, principally from areas in central and northern New Jersey. These concerns largely have focused on the operations by jet aircraft arriving at or departing from the New York-New Jersey airports over areas which, up to the time of the changes, were subject to less overflight. Controversy about the impacts of the EECP on New Jersey has led to a statutory requirement (the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990, Section 9119) for the FAA to prepare and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the effects of the changes in aircraft flight patterns over the State of New Jersey caused by implementation of the EECP.


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  • Accession Number: 01496783
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Oct 2 2013 1:42PM