Notice of Availability and Public Hearing
Draft Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Hillsboro Airport 13R-31L Runway Safety Area Improvements
Draft Environmental Assessment Available
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Port of Portland (Port) announce the availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Runway 13R-31L Runway Safety Area (RSA) Improvements project at the Hillsboro Airport (HIO) in Hillsboro, Washington County, Oregon, for public review and comment. The Draft EA examines the potential environmental impacts of the Proposed Action to adjust the longitudinal grade of Runway 13R and the Runway 13R RSA to meet current FAA design standards. The project purpose would be accomplished by conveying the portion of Glencoe Swale that traverses the Runway 13R RSA in a concrete box culvert under the RSA and by regrading Runway 13R and the RSA to comply with current FAA design standards.
The Draft EA will be available for public review and comment beginning on April 22, 2021. The Draft EA will be available in electronic format on the project website at: https://hio-ea.com/ and https://hio-ea-esp.com/. A printed hard copy of the Draft EA can be made available upon request from the Port (contact details below).
Public Comment Period
Public comment on this document is invited for a period extending from April 22 through June 4, 2021. The purpose of the public comment period is to allow comments on the adequacy of the Draft EA for the proposed Runway 13R-31L RSA Improvements project. To provide written comments on the Draft EA, please email or send comments to the contact listed below during the public comment period or use the comment form on the project website listed above. In addition, the public will be able to provide comments at a public hearing for the Proposed Action, scheduled on May 25, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. Information about how to attend the public hearing is available on the project website.
Environmental Conservation Manager
Port of Portland
7200 NE Airport Way Portland, OR 97218
All comments on the Draft EA must be received by the FAA or the Port no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 4, 2021, to be considered. Please be advised that your entire comment, including such personal identifying information as address, phone number, and email address, may be publicly available at any time. While you can ask in your comment to withhold from public review any personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
Published April 22, 2021.