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Homer Airport Improvements

Project # CFAPT00491 / AIP 3-02-0122-021-2023

  • Airport Layout Plan

    Airport Layout Plan for the Homer Airport (HOM) and Beluga Lake Seaplane Base (5BL) 4MB

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Comments

    A summary of FAQ’s and comments can be downloaded here. 4MB

  • Environmental Assessment

    Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) / Record of Decision (ROD)
    Final Environmental Assessment (EA) 46MB

    The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) released the final environmental assessment, finding of no significant impact, and record of decision as part of the National Environmental Policy Act process.

    DOT&PF released the draft EA for public and agency review in January 2022. In the draft EA, DOT&PF committed to continuing consultation with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) regarding the potential for encountering per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) during construction of the project. Consultation with DEC identified the need for additional site characterization to delineate PFAS-contaminated soils within the project's footprint.

    DOT&PF performed initial sampling for PFAS at the Homer Airport in June 2021, in coordination with DEC, as part of a statewide effort to identify PFAS issues at state-owned airports. Initial sampling activities which consisted of soil, groundwater, surface water, and water well testing, identified PFAS contamination above regulatory limits at four soil sampling locations. This included one surface water sample location, and one temporary well point location within the project area. None of the water supply wells that were sampled contained PFAS contamination above regulatory levels.

    Further site characterization activities performed in summer 2022 identified and delineated PFAS-contaminated soils within the project's construction footprint. In an effort to avoid disturbing soil contaminated with PFAS during construction, DOT&PF reduced the scope of the proposed improvements. Elements removed from the project include:

    • Expanding the general aviation apron east toward Lampert Lake
    • Constructing a new taxiway (Taxiway J) connecting the runway near mid-field to the expanded general aviation apron
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