Friedman memorial airport environmental assessment
Welcome to the Friedman Memorial Airport, Hailey, Idaho Virtual Self-guided Open House for Land Acquisition and Aviation Development Environmental Assessment (EA).
The Friedman Memorial Airport Authority (FMAA), formed through a Joint Powers Agreement between Blaine County and the City of Hailey, operates and manages the Friedman Memorial Airport. The Airport is a commercial service airport serving several airlines and general aviation traffic. The FMAA is proposing 1) purchase of approximately 386 acres of property south of the Airport and 2) development of 10.4 acres of the acquired property into general aviation hangars, aircraft parking apron, and associated vehicle parking and roadways adjacent to existing Airport facilities. The FMAA is seeking federal funding to assist with the property acquisition and aviation development.
The FMAA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) and the FAA has prepared a DOT Section 4(f) Evaluation and Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) for improvements at the Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN).
The Final Environmental Assessment (EA) identifies the potential environmental impacts associated with the Proposed Action, as well as how any identified impacts could be avoided, minimized, or mitigated. The Final EA has been prepared pursuant to FAA requirements for compliance (FAA Order 1051.f) with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Links are provided below to access the Final EA and Department of Transportation Section 4(f) evaluation as well as the FONSI/ROD.
For an overview of the project, you can view our virtual public meeting below on your desktop or view the overview documentation.
Friedman Memorial Airport Virtual Meeting
Obtain a copy of the final environmental assessment (EA)
SUN Environmental Assessment
- Appendix A – Airport Layout Plan
- Appendix B – Biological Evaluation
- Appendix C – Historic Archeological Cultural Section 106
- Appendix D – DOT Section 4(f)
- Appendix E – Farmlands
- Appendix F – Environmental Site Assessments
- Appendix G – Coordination and Outreach
- Appendix H – Response to Comments
Physical copies of the Final EA and FONSI/ROD may be viewed during regular business hours at the following location:
Friedman Memorial Airport
1616 Airport Circle Hailey, ID 83333
A comment period for the Draft EA was conducted from May 11 to June 10, 2022.
If you have any questions, please reach out to:
Senior Environmental Planner
Mead & Hunt