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Truckee airport master plan comment period to be extended

Staff report

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Those interested in commenting on the environmental document for the Truckee Tahoe Airport District's master plan update will have additional time due to more analysis being performed.

After issuing a notice for public comment on the plan's mitigated negative declaration in early December 2015, the district soon concluded that additional traffic modeling was needed to fully assess potential project impacts.

In response, a supplemental traffic analysis is being prepared, and once complete, a revised mitigated negative declaration will be recirculated for review and comment.

According to the airport district, the tentative timeline for the upcoming review process is as follows:

Feb. 28, 2016: revised mitigated negative declaration will be circulated and a 30-day comment period begins.

March 30, 2016: comment period ends.

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April 27, 2016: airport board of directors will hold a hearing on the mitigated negative declaration and airport master plan update.

Originally, the comment period deadline was 5 p.m. Jan. 4, 2016, for the mitigated negative declaration, which states that no significant environmental effects are anticipated for the project due to revisions or mitigations measures.

Projects specifically outlined in the master plan update — which will guide airport district development until 2025 — include construction of a multi-use hangar to store aircraft short term and host public events, extending and widening runway 2/20, seasonal use of the air traffic control tower, and acquisition of two nearby parcels.

Visit truckeetahoeairport.com/administration/publications to download an electronic copy of the original initial environmental study and the final draft airport master plan update.