CHANGE

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

8900.1 CHG 489

 

 

National Policy

Effective Date: 10/19/16

 

Summary of Change. Volume 11, Chapter 6, Section 1, Background Information; Volume 11, Chapter 6, Section 2, Aircraft Noise; Volume 11, Chapter 6, Section 3, Levels of Environmental Review, Volume 11, Chapter 6, Section 4, The Environmental Review Process for Actions That Can Be a Categorical Exclusion (CATEX); and Volume 11, Chapter 6, Section 5, The Environmental Review Process for Actions That Require an Environmental Assessment (EA).

Explanation of Policy Changes. This change incorporates revised guidance for principal inspectors (PI), ASIs, and aviation safety technicians (AST) for FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures. This change:

A.    Incorporates new information into:

    Volume 11, Chapter 6, Section 1, Background Information;

    Volume 11, Chapter 6, Section 2, Aircraft Noise; and

    Volume 11, Chapter 6, Section 3, Levels of Environmental Review (new title).

B.    Creates new:

    Volume 11, Chapter 6, Section 4, The Environmental Review Process for Actions That Can Be a Categorical Exclusion (CATEX); and

    Volume 11, Chapter 6, Section 5, The Environmental Review Process for Actions That Require an Environmental Assessment (EA).