Economy 3 Environmental Assessment

The need for expansion of ParkRDU Economy 3 was outlined in the Airport Authority’s Vision 2040 Master Plan and was subsequently included in the Airport Layout Plan (ALP) that was conditionally approved in November 2017. Workshop #1 provided the public with its first opportunity to learn more about the expansion of ParkRDU Economy 3 Environmental Assessment process.

Click here to view Workshop #1 Display Boards.

What is an Environmental Assessment (EA)?

An Environmental Assessment is a planning and decision-making tool outlined by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); more information about NEPA can be found at

There are 8 sections of an EA. For additional information about each section, click here.

  1. Purpose & Need
  2. Alternatives
  3. Affected Environment
  4. Environmental Consequences
  5. Mitigation
  6. Coordination & Public Involvement
  7. List of Contributors & Authors
  8. Reference

Public Comments

Thank you for your interest in the Environmental Assessment process. The public comment period closed on October 12, 2018.

To view comments submitted during the public comment period and their associated response from the Authority, please click here.