Environment


The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) has implemented numerous airport industry-leading initiatives to improve natural resource conservation, operational efficiency, social responsibility and economic viability at O’Hare and Midway International Airports. The CDA continues to seek creative ways to reduce emissions and energy use, conserve water and natural resources, salvage and recycle materials, reduce waste, and educate passengers and the local community.​​​​​


​​​​​Final Multi-Alternative Fuel Station Environmental Assessment (EA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

On October 23, 2018, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on a Condensed Environmental Assessment (EA) prepared by the CDA.  The finding is for FAA actions to allow the airport to lease O’Hare property for the construction and operation of a Multi-Alternative Fuel Station.  The Station will provide conventional and alternative fuels, as well as electric vehicle charging stations, to support public and commercial vehicle operators.  It will also offer food service, convenience retail, and other amenities for sale to the public.  The Station will be constructed on a previously disturbed, undeveloped parcel of land (approximately 2.3 acres) located on the northeast side of O’Hare.  The site is located at the southeast corner of the Patton Drive and West Higgins Road (Illinois Route 72) intersection. 


The FAA’s FONSI indicates the FAA’s actions and the local development project are consistent with existing environmental policies and objectives as set forth in the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and will not significantly affect the quality of the environment.  The environmental decision (FONSI) and the Condensed EA, including associated exhibits and attachments, are available via the link below.


Hard copies of the FONSI and Condensed EA are available for public review at the locations below.

​​Federal Aviation Administration
2300 East Devon Avenue, Room 320
Des Plaines, IL 60018​
Chicago Department of Aviation
10510 W. Zemke Road
Chicago, IL 60666

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