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.​​​​​


​​​​​Draft Multi-Alternative Fuel Station Environmental Assessment (EA)

The CDA proposes to lease O’Hare property for the construction and operation of a Multi-Alternative Fuel Station (Station) that would provide conventional and alternative vehicle fuels, as well as electric vehicle charging stations, to support public and commercial vehicle operators.  The proposed site is located at the southeast corner of the Patton Drive and West Higgins Road (Illinois Route 72) intersection.  The CDA is preparing the Condensed EA in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 to assess the potential environmental consequences associated with the proposed Station.  The Draft Condensed EA, including associated exhibits and attachments, is available via the link below.


Hard copies of the Draft 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
Interested members of the public have until September 23, 2018, to submit comments on the Draft Condensed EA for consideration in the decision-making process.  To set up an appointment to review the document, please call the CDA Environment Division at 773-686-3563 Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.  Please direct any comments or questions on the document to the CDA via email at Malika.Hainer@cityofchicago.org​ or via the address below:

ATTN Environment Division
Chicago Department of Aviation
10510 W. Zemke Road
Chicago, IL 60666

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