The Environmental Affairs Committee is responsible for the development and implementation of ACI-NA environmental policy positions on issues such as noise, air quality, water quality, waste management, wildlife, and environmental review processes. Committee members work with federal legislators and regulators, aviation industry groups, and international policymakers to develop statutory and regulatory proposals governing the environment at and around airports and the tenants who operate there.

The committee also helps guide federal aviation environmental research programs such as the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) and FAA’s ASCENT project. The committee provides information and guidance for airport operators in the development of environmental management programs. It is represented on the National Academy of Sciences Transportation Research Board, the International Civil Aviation Organization, the NextGen Advisory Committee, and other industry and government-sponsored organizations with a focus on the environment.

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Kevin Gurchak
Allegheny County Airport Authority

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Committee News

Save the Date: 2019 Airport Noise Conference

Mark your calendars for the 2019 ACI-NA/AAAE Airport Noise Conference this October! Dates and location will be announced soon. The joint Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) and American Association of […]

2019 Committee Leadership Announced

2019 has brought a number of changes to ACI-NA’s Environmental Committee’s leadership. We welcome new members to many roles in helping to shape the future of the committee and carry […]

ACI-NA's Environmental Achievement Awards glass awards in a row on a table

Environmental Achievement Awards nominations now open

We’re happy to announce that ACI-NA’s Environmental Achievement Awards are now open for nominations. The awards consist of the Peer Recognition for Outstanding Individual Contribution & Leadership Award and one […]

Press Releases

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ACI-NA Congratulates Shaffer on FAA Assistant Administrator Appointment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 12, 2018   WASHINGTON – ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today congratulated Kirk Shaffer on his appointment to serve as Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) […]

ACI-NA Announces Retirement of Deborah McElroy, Matthew Cornelius Named Executive Vice President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 3, 2018   WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) today announced longtime Executive Vice President Deborah C. McElroy will retire from the organization, […]

36 North American Airports Lead Industry in Sustainability

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2018 NASHVILLE – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) today recognized the 36 North American airports that achieved Airport Carbon Accreditation during the past […]

Events

ACI-NA Commentary on Environmental Affairs

BNA Is Ever-Expanding

By Douglas E. Kreulen, A.A.E., President and CEO, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority Nashville is on fire – there really is no other way to describe it. Always a great place […]

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Cheers to 70 Years: The Best Is Yet to Come

By: Kevin M. Burke, President and CEO, ACI-NA 2018 represents a great milestone for Airports Council International-North America as we celebrate our seventieth anniversary as the Voice of Airports in […]

Meet the Member: Rep. Jeff Denham

ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke recently caught up with Rep. Jeff Denham, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, to talk about prospects for an infrastructure [...]

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