The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft General Conformity Determination to evaluate the effects of the proposed Airport Terminal Area Plan and changes to air traffic procedures at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The FAA is seeking public comment from Federal, state, and local government agencies and officials, as well as members of the public regarding this Draft Environmental Assessment.

The Draft Environmental Assessment’s analysis will determine whether the proposed projects have the potential to significantly affect various environmental resources, such as noise, air quality, water resources, and historic facilities.

A Public Notice regarding public workshops and public comment period for the Draft Environmental Assessment appears on or about June 2 – 8, 2022 in the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Daily Herald, Journal and Topics, La Raza, and Reflejos.

The Draft Environmental Assessment analyzed actions proposed by the Chicago Department of Aviation, including: terminal projects, on-airport hotels, airfield and taxiway improvements not required by the terminal projects, and support facilities that are not required by the terminal projects.

The Draft Environmental Assessment also evaluated air traffic actions proposed by the FAA of making permanent the previously approved temporary offset (angled) approaches to Runway 10R/28L. The offset approaches allow for the use of simultaneous approaches to three runways and enables previously approved simultaneous approaches to four runways in the future.

The FAA will host Public Workshops on the Draft document. An in-person Public Workshop on the Draft EA will be held at Monty’s Elegant Banquets at 703 South York Road, Bensenville, IL 60106 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Central Daylight Time) on July 12, 2022. A virtual Public Workshop will be held via Zoom at 6:00 pm (Central Daylight Time) on July 14, 2022. Registration for the virtual meeting is available on the FAA website, found here: https://www.faa.gov/airports/great_lakes/TAPandATEA/.

Representatives of FAA and its consultants provide information about the Draft EA. Spanish language translators will be available at the Public Workshops. If you need the assistance of a translator, other than Spanish, please call (312) 374-1881 by July 5, 2022.

The FAA invites you to participate in the public comment process regarding this Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft General Conformity Determination. Copies of the Draft Environmental Assessment document and materials are now available at https://www.faa.gov/airports/great_lakes/TAPandATEA/. The public comment period occurs for 45 days and ends at midnight (Central Daylight Time) on July 18, 2022. You can submit public comments via:

Web: https://www.faa.gov/airports/great_lakes/TAPandATEA/

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mail: FAA, care of HMMH

ATTN: ORD TAP and AT EA Comments

700 District Avenue, Suite 800

Burlington, MA 01803

Comments must be postmarked or submitted online by midnight (Central Daylight Time) on July 18, 2022.

The agenda has been posted for the May 26, 2022, Fly Quiet Committee Meeting. View Agenda.

The Fly Quiet Committee will meet on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. IN PERSON at Cafe la Cave, 2777 Mannheim Rd., Des Plaines.

‍At the May 6, 2022 ONCC General Meeting, the membership approved an updated 2022 Meeting Schedule.

Please note the following:

  • The June 6 Executive Committee Meeting and June 10 General Meeting are CANCELLED.
  • Starting June 1, all meeting start times will be 9:00 a.m. This includes general meetings and all committee meetings.
  • It is expected that a special General Meeting will be held later this summer (date TBD) for the general membership to vote on the proposed new Fly Quiet Program. Stay tuned for details.
  • Please be sure to check the website for meeting locations. Meeting locations will vary a bit for the rest of this year. Any updates will be posted on the website.

View Schedule PDF

Thanks to all who attended last week’s ONCC General Meeting (May 6) - we had a great turnout!

As a follow-up to the meeting, we wanted to send Fly Quiet materials and additional information to you. These outreach efforts are intended to help inform and educate the general membership about the proposed new Fly Quiet program so members are prepared for a vote by the full commission later this summer (at a special meeting, date TBD).

Fly Quiet Program Redevelopment Presentation – This presentation was given at the May 6 meeting, providing an overview of the Fly Quiet program and the work of the Fly Quiet Committee. The Fly Quiet Committee is expecting a vote on the proposed new Fly Quiet Program at their June 21 Committee Meeting. This presentation provides an overview of the Committee’s preferred Alternative B3, which was supported in the initial committee by a 10-1 vote.

Fly Quiet Open House Dates – ONCC Fly Quiet Committee Chair Karyn Robles, CDA consultant Ryan Anderson and others will be available to answer questions about the proposed new Fly Quiet program.

VIRTUAL

Tuesday, June 14, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Via Zoom
Meeting ID: 865 3164 4483
Passcode: 579682
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,86531644483#,,,,*579682# US (Chicago)

IN-PERSON

Tuesday, June 21, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Café la Cave, 2777 Mannheim Rd, Des Plaines
(following the Fly Quiet Committee meeting)

We are also happy to schedule one on one meetings with any members that would like a more in-depth review of the proposed new Fly Quiet program. Please contact Maura if you are interested in scheduling a one-on-one meeting.

We hope to see you at one of the Open House meetings. Please watch for details on the Special Meeting to vote on the proposed new Fly Quiet Program, expected to be held later this summer.

 

The Technical Committee Meeting Packet for May 17, 2022 is now available on BoardDocs.

The Residential Committee Meeting agenda for May 11, 2022 is now available here.

 

The meeting will take place at 9:30 a.m. in person at Norridge Village Hall, 4000 N. Olcott Ave., Norridge, IL.

The Technical Committee Meeting Packet for April 19, 2022 is now available on BoardDocs.