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The Westover Metropolitan Development Corporation (WMDC) Announce the Availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment

The Westover Metropolitan Development Corporation (WMDC) announces the availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed modification of Civil Air Operations at the Westover Metropolitan Airport (CEF); a part of the Westover Air Reserve Base located in Chicopee, Massachusetts.

Under the Proposed Action, WMDC would provide for limited civil aircraft operations between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. The Draft EA demonstrates that the Proposed Action would not significantly impact the environment and supports a FONSI. Consequently, an Environmental Impact Statement is not needed.


A website link to the Draft EA and Draft FONSI can be found at http://westoverairport.com and hard copies have been distributed to the Emily L. Partyka Main Library (449 Front Street, Chicopee), Granby Free Public Library, South Hadley Public library, and the Springfield Central Library (220 State Street). Written comments on the Draft EA and Draft FONSI are requested and will be accepted if received by August 6, 2018. Comments should be submitted in writing to Ervin C. Deck at Stantec, Senior Aviation Planner via email at: ervin.deck@stantec.com or via mail at: Stantec 482 Payne Road, Scarborough Court, Scarborough ME 04074-8929

 

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