News Releases

October 1, 2013

Marks Start of Environmental Review of Proposed Amendments to
John Wayne Airport Settlement Agreement

SANTA ANA, Calif. - The County of Orange/John Wayne Airport has issued a Notice of Preparation (NOP) of an Environmental Impact Report and a Notice of Scoping Meeting regarding proposed amendments to the John Wayne Airport (JWA) Settlement Agreement.

The NOP is intended to notify specific parties that an EIR is being prepared. It includes a description and the location of the project as well as probable environmental effects of the project to be analyzed in the EIR. A copy of the NOP is available on JWA’s website at: Additional information about the Settlement Agreement can be found at

JWA will be hosting a Scoping Meeting in conjunction with the NOP comment period. The meeting will be open to the public and will take place on Thursday, October 17, 2013, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Airport Commission room in JWA’s administrative offices located at 3160 Airway Avenue, Costa Mesa. Airport staff and the primary EIR consultant (BonTerra) will be present to discuss the environmental review process and receive comments.


John Wayne Airport (SNA) is owned by the County of Orange and is operated as a self-supporting enterprise that receives no general fund tax revenue.  The Airport serves approximately nine million passengers annually and reaches more than 20 nonstop destinations in the United States, Mexico and Canada.  More information can be found at or at or on /johnwayneair.