NEWSCLIP-2013-03-15: PoP set HIO Open House for 4/17/13, to look at airport expansion proposal

Public Notice
Notice of Public Hearing and Availability of Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) for Hillsboro Airport Parallel Runway
Friday, March 15


Notice of Public Hearing and Notice of Availability of Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) for Hillsboro Airport Parallel Runway 12L/30R.

The Port of Portland (Port) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announce that a Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment (Draft SEA) has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 and the Council of Environmental Quality (CEQ) guidelines implementing NEPA to analyze the potential environmental impacts of constructing a new runway within an existing airfield. The federal regulatory agency with jurisdiction over civil aviation is the FAA, which must review and approve all proposed facilities and development on airport property to ensure compatibility with safe airport operations.

The Port intends to construct a new, parallel general aviation runway at Hillsboro Airport. The Draft SEA describes the likely environmental, social and economic impacts of the Hillsboro Parallel Runway 12L/30R. The Draft SEA will be available for 35 day public comment period from March 15, 2013 through April 19, 2013.

The Port will hold an open house and public hearing April 17, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hillsboro Civic Center, rooms 113B & C located at 150 E Main Street in Hillsboro. The event will provide interested citizens and community representatives with an opportunity to learn about the results of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment for the new Parallel Runway 12L/30R. The purpose of the public hearing is to provide an opportunity to comment on the Draft SEA. The Port will provide a stenographer to document testimony. There will also be comment cards available for attendees to submit written comments on the Draft SEA.

The Draft SEA is available below.

It is also available for review at the following locations: Hillsboro Main Library, 2850 Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro Shute Park Branch, 775 SE 10th Avenue, Hillsboro Civic Center, 150 E. Main Street, Port of Portland Headquarters, 7200 NE Airport Way, 8th Floor Reception Desk, Portland, Oregon.

For additional information or to receive a CD copy by mail, please email Renee Dowlin, Senior Environmental Planner or call 503.415.6566.

Written public comments on the Draft SEA should be submitted to:

Ms. Renee Dowlin, Senior Environmental Planner, Port of Portland, P.O. Box 3529, Portland, Oregon 97208 or by email to All mailed comments must be postmarked by April 19, 2013. All comments submitted via email must be received by 5 p.m. on April 19, 2013.

Related Links:
Hillsboro Airport Parallel Runway Project
Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment for HIO Parallel Runway


Port of Portland   • PO Box 3529 • Portland, OR 97208 • 503.415.6000

Copied 3-15-13 from a Port of Portland  email. Slight format changes and the addition of green side-notes, by aiREFORM.