Draft Environmental Assessment: Notice of Availability Anchorage Field Maintenance Storage Yard Expansion

The proposed project has been developed in accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act; Executive Orders: 11990 (Wetlands Protection), 11988 (Floodplain Protection), 12898 (Environmental Justice), 11593 (Historic Preservation), 13084 (Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments), the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, and U.S. DOT Act Section 4(f).

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) announces the availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Anchorage Field Maintenance (AFM) Storage Yard Expansion project at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport located 5 miles southwest of downtown Anchorage in southcentral Alaska. 

DOT&PF proposes to expand the AFM storage yard as follows:
-Place approximately 117,000 cubic yards of clean gravel fill material (approximately 94, 900 cubic yards in wetlands) for constructing a 485 feet (ft)  by 880 ft gravel pad with a usable surface of 9.11 acres
-Construct vegetated drainage ditch slopes surrounding the pad on all sides with a wide flat bottom.  The wide flat bottom would provide retention during storm events. Vegetation would enhance water quality by removing sediment.
-Excavate approximately 19,000 cubic yards material to construct the southwest corner and vegetated ditches. DOT&PF anticipates most excavated material would not be useable as fill and would be disposed at the TSAIA upland unclassified material disposal site.
-Construct a new driveway off Helio place to access the expanded storage yard.
-Pave the constructed pad area.

Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring 2018. The proposed project would be constructed over an estimated 4-year period from granular material taken from airport project unclassified excavations. The Draft EA addresses the proposed action and potential environmental effects.

The Draft EA is available for review at the DOT&PF Central Region office, located at 4111 Aviation Avenue in Anchorage.  If you have questions, require additional information, or would like a copy of the EA, please contact Mark Boydston, Environmental Impact Analyst, at (907) 269-0524, or via email at

The Draft EA is also available on the DOT&PF website at:   Written comments and/or requests for a Public hearing will be accepted at the address below until November 13th, 2017 and should be sent to:

Brian Elliott, Environmental Manager
DOT&PF, Preliminary Design & Environmental
PO Box 196900
Anchorage, AK 99519-6900
Or by email to:

It is the policy of the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) no person shall be excluded from participation in, or be denied benefits of any and all programs or activities we provide based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, ability, or national origin, regardless of the funding source including Federal Transit Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Highway Administration and State of Alaska Funds.

DOT&PF complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Persons with a hearing impairment can contact the Department at our Telephone Device for the Deaf, number 269-0473. We are also able to offer, upon request, reasonable accommodations for the special needs related to disabilities.

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Created 10/6/2017 1:12:45 PM by mlbyrd
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Department: Transportation and Public Facilities
Category: Public Notices
Location(s): Central Region
Project/Regulation #:
Publish Date: 10/6/2017
Archive Date: 11/30/2017