The protection and preservation of environmental quality in the expansion and improvement of the Nation's airport system are major goals of the Federal Aviation Administration's Airports Program. There are many environmental laws and regulations, the most outstanding being the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, which impose requirements on proposed airport projects and which must be complied with before Federal approval can be given. The paper is a survey of environmental regulations that affect airport development. It is primarily presented from the Federal viewpoint although regional, state, and local requirements are cited. The implications for airport development of each regulation are briefly described. The paper concludes with a general commentary on the impact of environmental values and requirements on airport actions.

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  • Pagination: 9 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00164006
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Aerospace Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 760518
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM