Revised O'Hare Modernization Environmental Impact Statement available
The city of Chicago has a new program aimed at modernizing Chicago O'Hare International Airport as approved in the O'Hare Modernization Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) issued by FAA in July 2005.
The re-evaluation was undertaken to evaluate changes associated with the airfield construction schedule modifications that alter the timing for commissioning new Runway 10R/28L, new Runway 9C/27C and the extension of 9R/27L, all of which were included in the original EIS but with different completion dates. Two interim conditions addressed in the re-evaluation include airfield present after Thursday's commissioning of Runway 10R/28L and airfield present after the November 2020 commissioning of Runway 9C/27C.
The O'Hare Modernization Program (OMP) Build-Out is depicted on the FAA-approved Airport Layout Plan for O'Hare. The OMP runway projects completed include new Runway 9L/27R on the north airfield and the extension to Runway 10L/28R on the south airfield, both of which were commissioned in 2008, as well as a new Runway 10C/28C that was commissioned in October 2013.
The final re-evaluation of the O'Hare Modernization Environmental Impact Statement can be viewed at https://www.faa.gov/airports/airport_development/omp/eis_re_eval/.