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  • NEPA Studies for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

NEPA Studies for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Straughan performed pre-NEPA studies to inventory natural and human resources in and around the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport where runway safety area improvements were proposed to maximize safety and reliability of air transportation. Straughan then analyzed the potential effects on those resources and prepared the Environmental Assessment for those resources.

Straughan evaluated the impacts of the proposed improvements on communities and neighborhoods, on parks and recreation facilities, and on historic and archeological resources. Among the natural resources impacts reviewed were floodplains, groundwater, Rare, threatened and endangered species, and wildlife habitats.

Early identification of resources that might have been impacted by the runway improvements, and the resulting Environmental Assessment, allowed the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority to make improvements to meet design standards and provide for greater operational safety. The Environmental Assessment was prepared consistent with Federal Aviation Administration guidelines.