The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential impacts of Charlotte Douglas International Airport's (CLT) proposal to construct:
- Fourth Parallel Runway 1-19 (including End-Around Taxiways)
- Concourse B and Ramp Expansion
- Concourse C and Ramp Expansion
- Daily North Parking Garage
The CLT EIS will evaluate the potential direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental impacts that may result from the Proposed Project. The FAA expects to complete the EIS in 2020.
To ensure the Airport continues to meet current and future demand, the City of Charlotte Aviation Department (the Project Sponsor) has plans to implement airport improvements at CLT, proposed for construction by 2028, as recommended in its Airport Capacity Enhancement Plan/Master Plan Update and documented on the CLT Airport Layout Plan (ALP).
The FAA opened an additional 45-day public comment period with a new email address, which closed on July 9, 2018.
The proposed action, as described above, has been cancelled. Based on developments during the National Environmental Policy Act, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq. (NEPA), review process, the project now subject to environmental review includes a fourth parallel runway of only 10,000 feet. The FAA determined that this was a sufficient change to one of the proposed capacity enhancements to warrant cancellation of the EIS and conversion to an Environmental Assessment (EA).