Airport Releases Final Environmental Impact Report / Environmental Assessment for Capital Improvement Plan

The Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission has submitted a Final Environmental Impact Report / Environmental Assessment (FEIR/EA) for the airport’s Capital Improvement Plan to the Massachusetts Secretary of Energy & Environmental Affairs and the Federal Aviation Administration. This will continue review of the above-referenced project pursuant to the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (“MEPA”) and the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”).

The Capital Improvement Plan is the airport’s list of projects that are proposed to be implemented over the next several years. The projects include:

  • Business Park Lots 34 and 38
  • Improve Fuel Farm Access and Safety
  • Aircraft Hangar Development
  • Airspace Vegetation Management
  • Runway 15-33 and Taxiway E Reconstruction
  • Terminal Building Renovation
  • Aircraft Parking and Movement Areas
  • Access Road Improvements

These projects are critical to ensuring the continued safe and efficient movement of people and goods through the airport and the island of Martha’s Vineyard. None of the projects are proposed to increase or change the number, kinds, or flight patterns of aircraft using the airport.

The FEIR/EA can be downloaded below:

Copies of the FEIR/EA may also be obtained on or before June 9 from the Martha’s Vineyard Airport – Administrative Offices at 71 Airport Road (508-693-7022) and may be viewed at Edgartown Public Library (26 West Tisbury Road) and the West Tisbury Library (1042 State Road).

The formal MEPA comment period begins on June 9, 2021 and ends on July 9, 2021. All persons wishing to formally comment on the project should write to the Secretary of Energy & Environmental Affairs, 100 Cambridge St., Suite 900, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, Attention: MEPA Office; or may comment via email at alexander.strysky@state.ma.us, referencing the above project.