The Master Plan Study is evaluating the noise impacts associated with the expanded airfield (up to four additional runways) by running the FAA’s Integrated Noise Model to predict the 2030 noise contours (end of the planning horizon). The noise contours generated from this analysis will be compared to those contours published in the Intergovernmental Agreement with Adams County to determine consequences of the projected growth and ultimately expanded airfield through the end of the planning horizon.
Subsequent detailed environmental review of any and all future runways will be undertaken at the time that any runway is implemented. This review would also explore the noise impacts associated with runway development, as well as the potential impacts on other environmental categories (e.g. wetlands, emissions, wildlife, etc.).