SOURCE: Los Angeles World Airports

August 29, 2007 08:00 ET

LA/Ontario International Airport Master Plan Scoping Meeting to Be Held September 5

ONTARIO, CA--(Marketwire - August 29, 2007) - Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) will hold a scoping meeting for the proposed LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) Master Plan project to solicit input from the public and various federal, state, and local agencies that have jurisdiction by law or have specific expertise with respect to any environmental impacts associated with the proposed projects.

A scoping meeting in an open workshop format will be held on Sept. 5 at ONT in the Terminal 1 Building/Administration Offices located at 1940 East Moore Way, 1st Floor Lobby, Ontario, California 91761. The meeting will be held in two sessions from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

LAWA is preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The scoping meeting is encouraged by CEQA to hear comments on issues that need to be considered in the EIR.

LAWA is requesting input from interested government and quasi-government agencies, other organizations and private citizens regarding the scope and content of environmental information to be included in the EIR. Public agencies may need to use the EIR prepared by LAWA when considering their permits or other approvals for the proposed project.

Questions regarding the scoping meeting may be directed to City Planning Associate Eileen Schoetzow in the Regional Airports Planning Division at (310) 348-2573.

LAWA is a self-supporting department of the City of Los Angeles, which owns and operates a system of four airports: Los Angeles International (LAX), ONT, LA/Palmdale Regional (PMD), and Van Nuys (VNY). In 2006, LAWA's four airports handled 68 million passengers and 2.7 million tons of cargo. In addition, LAWA's airports contribute to an employment base -- directly and indirectly -- of more than 470,000 people and generate nearly U.S. $67 billion annually for the regional economy.

Contact Information

    Harold Johnson
    (909) 975-5360