Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration

Notice of Finding of No Significant
Impact and Record of Decision

Environmental Assessment for
Runway and Parallel Taxiway
Separation Improvements

Florida Keys Marathon International Airport


The Federal Aviation Administration, Orlando Airports District Office, has announced that a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Record of Decision (ROD) has been approved based on the results of an Environmental Assessment (EA) prepared for the Runway and Parallel Taxiway Separation Improvement project at the Florida Keys Marathon International Airport.

The project would shift the Runway 7-25 centerline 40 feet to the northwest to provide the required 240 feet of separation distance between the runway and its parallel taxiway. The project includes the construction of new runway and taxiway pavement; rehabilitation of a portion of existing runway pavement; demolition of runway and taxiway pavement; relocating runway edge and threshold lights; relocation of Precision Approach Path Indicators; grading; clearing a 40-foot wide strip of vegetation along the length of the vegetative buffer on the north side of the airport; selective tree clearing; and updates to published Instrument Approach Procedures.

The FONSI/ROD indicates that the proposed action is consistent with existing environmental policies and objectives as set forth in the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 in that it will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment.

Copies of the FONSI/ROD are available for review online at
http://eyw.com/page/airport-public-
notices
.
April 7, 8 & 9, 2020 Key West Citizen