Environment

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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.​​​​​


Draft Condensed Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Taxiways A&B Relocation and Rehabilitation and South Airfield Detention Consolidation​​

The City of Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) announces that the Draft Condensed Environmental Assessment of the Proposed Taxiways A&B Relocation and Rehabilitation and South Airfield Detention Consolidation for O'Hare is available for public review and comment.

The Draft Condensed Environmental Assessment analyzes and discloses the potential environmental impacts associated with the Proposed Taxiways A&B Relocation and Rehabilitation and South Airfield Detention Consolidation at O'Hare pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act.

The Draft Condensed Environmental Assessment, including associated exhibits and attachments, is available on this website until February 8, 2021.

Interested members of the public have until February 8, 2021 to submit comments regarding the Draft Condensed Environmental Assessment for consideration in the Federal Aviation Administration's decision-making process. Comments about the adequacy of the information disclosed in the Draft Condensed Environmental Assessment may be submitted by letter or e-mail to the address below.

Aaron J. Frame, Deputy Commissioner of Environment & Planning
Chicago Department of Aviation
10510 W. Zemke Road
Chicago, IL 60666
aaron.frame@cityofchicago.org

If requested by a member of the public, the CDA will host a virtual, public workshop regarding the Draft Condensed Environmental Assessment. To request a virtual, public workshop, please contact the CDA at aaron.frame@cityofchicago.org and use the subject line: Virtual Public Workshop Request AB-SADC.