Update on the John Wayne Airport Settlement Agreement Amendment - Environmental Impact Report No. 673
The County of Orange/John Wayne Airport (the County) is currently preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed John Wayne Airport Settlement Agreement Amendment. The County released the Notice of Preparation (NOP) on October 1, 2013, and held a scoping meeting on October 17, 2013, to solicit comments on the content and scope of the EIR. Airport staff and the consultant team are in the process of reviewing the NOP comments and are working on the four key technical studies proposed for the EIR (air quality, aviation, noise and traffic).
In accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) approved by the settlement parties, the County continues to work with the City of Newport Beach, Stop Polluting Our Newport (SPON) and the Airport Working Group (AWG) regarding preparation of the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR).With respect to the remainder of the process, a DEIR presenting the results of the environmental analysis is expected to be published and made available for public review and comment in the first quarter of 2014. Following the public comment period, the DEIR and responses to comments are anticipated to be presented to the Board of Supervisors for consideration in the summer of 2014.