Public Notice November 3, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE

WASHINGTON DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT FOR
THE DULLES SUBSTATION EXPANSION
NOW AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW

Virginia Electric and Power Company, doing business as Dominion Virginia Power (Dominion) is requesting a real estate easement for construction associated with the expansion of an existing substation and construction of six new underground distribution circuits which will extend from the new substation facility northward for a maximum of 1,325 feet, connecting to the existing regional distribution network. The proposed construction area will be located on a 11.96 acre parcel on Washington Dulles International Airport, which includes a 2.81 acre substation expansion area to the east of the existing substation.

In conformance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA). After careful consideration of the information contained in the Final EA, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has determined that significant environmental effects will not result from the proposed action. Therefore, the FAA has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).

Beginning November 12, 2014, copies of the Final EA and the FONSI will be available for public review at the following libraries: Sterling Library (120 Enterprise St., Sterling, VA), Chantilly Regional Library (4000 Stringfellow Rd., Chantilly, VA), and Centreville Regional Library (1400 St. Germain Dr., Centreville, VA). Copies of the Final EA and FONSI are also available for review, by appointment, at the Federal Aviation Administration Washington Airports District Office, 23723 Air Freight Lane, Dulles, VA, (703) 661-1365, and at the Airport Manager’s Office located on the baggage claim level of the Main Terminal at Washington Dulles International Airport (703) 572-2710.

The Final EA and FONSI can also be reviewed by clicking here (PDF Document).

Please direct any questions regarding the Final EA and FONSI to Erik Schwenke, Planning Department, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, 45045 Aviation Drive, Dulles, Virginia, 20166, or by e-mail to environmental.comments@mwaa.com.