The Federal Aviation
Administration, as expected, notified Los Angeles
World Airports (LAWA) that it has approved a 75-day extension of
the public review and comment period for the Supplement to the
Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report
for the Los Angeles International Airport Master Plan for a total
of 120 days and the scheduling of three additional public hearings.
The comment period will now end on November 7, 2003.
The FAA decision came in response to a request from the Board of
Airport Commissioners, which voted unanimously August 11 to request
the extension after receiving a letter from Los Angeles Mayor Jim
Hahn expressing support of a City Council resolution calling for a
total public comment period of 120 days.
The dates and locations of the additional three public hearings
will be announced shortly with at least 30 days notice.