Notice of Intent to Begin Engineering and Environmental Studies: Scammon Bay Airport Improvements

In cooperation with the Alaskan Region Airports Division of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is soliciting comments and information on a proposal to rehabilitate the main runway and other airport elements at the Scammon Bay Airport. The proposed project is located in Scammon Bay, Alaska. The purpose of the proposed project is to enhance safety and improve infrastructure at the Scammon Bay Airport while bringing the airport to FAA standards.  This would be accomplished by repairing elements that have been damaged by flooding or have otherwise deteriorated. The proposed work would include:

Increase the elevation of the runway, taxiway, apron, and access road
Shift the runway away from the Kun River
Apply dust palliative to the finished surfaces
Replace existing runway and taxiway lightingInstall airport signage as needed
Replace the existing rotating beacon and locate it on a tip-down pole
Replace the supplemental wind cone
Replace/relocate the primary wind cone and segmented circle as needed
Construct new electrical enclosure buildingUtility adjustment/relocations as needed
NAVAID adjustments/relocations as needed
Replace culvert under the runway
Install culverts under the access road as needed
Place erosion protection adjacent to Kun River as needed
Place erosion protection along airport embankments as needed
Drainage improvements and erosion protection as needed
Replace single-bay Snow Removal Equipment Building (SREB)
Acquire ultimate property right-of-way per the 2019 FAA approved Airport Layout Plan
Update the Scammon Bay Airport Layout Plan

This proposed project will comply 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).

Construction for the proposed project is anticipated to occur in the summer of 2023 and summer 2024 and is expected to take one construction season to complete. To ensure that all possible factors are considered, please provide written comments to the following address by May 7, 2021.

Brian Elliott, Regional Environmental Manager
DOT&PF Preliminary Design & Environmental
P.O. Box 196900
Anchorage, Alaska 99519-6900

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Jenelle Brinkman, P.E., Project Manager, at 269-0606 or Bob Effinger, Environmental Impact Analyst, at 269-0531.

It is the policy of the DOT&PF that 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.

The DOT&PF complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with a hearing impairment can contact DOT&PF at our Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD) at (907) 269-0473.

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Created 4/8/2021 11:00:19 AM by radowd


Department: Transportation and Public Facilities
Category: Public Notices
Location(s): Central Region
Project/Regulation #: CFAPT00691
Publish Date: 4/8/2021
Archive Date: 5/7/2021