Airport Transportation

Airport Transportation Environmental Compliance & Regulation Management

Airport facilities must keep pace with infrastructure improvement demands that result from increasing passenger traffic, commerce operations, and air traffic safety requirements. Concurrent with the modifications and maintenance of these facilities are stringent environmental regulations that must be addressed in the short-term and managed effectively over the long-term.

Steigers Corporation has long-standing experience providing comprehensive environmental services for a variety of development and improvement projects within the airport industry. Our staff of senior scientists, engineers, and project managers has the knowledge and skill set to help guide airport projects effectively from the design phase, through regulatory the approvals process in a manner that meets the project schedule, budget, and development objectives.

Airport Project Services

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Airport Layout Plan Consultation
  • FAA Coordination
  • Environmental Program Management
  • Deicing Regulations & Compliance
  • Public Involvement
  • Water Quality Compliance
  • Air Quality Compliance
  • Terrestrial & Aquatic Studies
  • Animal Fencing Projects
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance
  • Vegetation & Wildlife Management Plans
  • Erosion Control Plans (ECP)
  • Spill Prevention, Control, & Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans

Funding Support Services

Steigers understands the process that airport owners must navigate in order to acquire FAA funding for projects. Our experience has shown that completing a brief front-end analysis of potential project-related environmental impacts and impact avoidance measures, and including a summary of results with the project proposal, can provide a significant advantage during FAA review. Steigers has the ability to effectively coordinate with airport authorities to ensure the preparation of a comprehensive proposal that gives the owner the highest probability of project funding.

Airport Transportation in Practice

Steigers has worked on numerous airport projects throughout the western U.S. over the past couple of decades. Our projects have included simple design and installation of animal control fencing to multi-phase construction/expansion of infrastructure. Regardless of scale, all airport projects have the common foundation of FAA regulation and therefore often trigger NEPA compliance efforts. A solid understanding of NEPA documents and what it takes to efficiently navigate the process has established Steigers as a reliable and effective consultant within the airport transportation industry.

Airport Regulatory Management

  • NEPA Documents
  • FAA Environmental Guidance
  • Baseline Data Collection
  • Data Analysis
  • Federal, State, & Local Agency Consultation
  • Public Hearings
  • Public Media Statements
  • Wetland Delineations & Section 404 Permitting
  • Stream Impacts Permitting
  • Floodplain Impact Analyses
  • Emission Testing & Air Permitting
  • T&E Species Inventories
  • Fisheries Studies
  • Noise Analyses
  • Cultural Resource Impact Assessments
  • Health & Safety Plans
  • Biological Monitoring Plans
  • Mitigation Plans
  • Adaptive Management Strategies
  • Compliance Matrices
  • Annual Reporting

Recent Airport Project Experience

  • Preparation of Environmental Assessment (EA) for installation of upgraded Medium Approach Lighting System (MALS) with Runway Alignment Indicator Lights (RAIL), and new hangar construction.
  • Negotiation of wetland mitigation purchase agreement for wetland impacts associated with taxiway expansion.
  • Provided QA/QC of Draft Airport Layout Plan and coordinated with FAA, Airport Manager, and project stakeholders utilizing FAA’s Environmental Guidance, the Airport Reference Code (ARC), and the Airport Design Advisory Circular (AC).
  • Designed and permitted the reconstruction of a stream channel impacted by a runway expansion.