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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Brendan Reed
San Diego International Airport

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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

Airports Council Welcomes New Independent Research on Airport Infrastructure Investment

WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North American (ACI-NA) today welcomed independent analysis calling for Congress to modernize the Passenger Facility Charge local user fee to spur much needed investment […]

AVL’s Lew Bleiweis Becomes Airports Council Chair

WASHINGTON – Following his election in September 2019, Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority Executive Director Lew S. Bleiweis, A.A.E., became Chair of Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) on […]

James C. Cherry Named 2019 Downes Award Recipient by Airports Council

TAMPA, FL – Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) announced that James (Jim) Cherry has been named the recipient of the 2019 Williams E. Downes, Jr. Memorial Award.  The Downes Award, […]

Events

ACI-NA Commentary on Environmental Affairs

Scott Pelley to Keynote Airports Council Annual Conference

Meet our 2020 Annual Conference Keynote Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) this week revealed that Scott Pelley, the award-winning 60 Minutes correspondent and former CBS Evening News anchor […]

Members of Congress Announce Framework for Infrastructure Bill That Includes a PFC Increase

Last week, ACI-NA welcomed the news of an infrastructure investment framework – called the “Moving Forward Framework” – which was announced by a group of Members of Congress, led by […]

LAX CEO: We Need to Bring the Passenger Facility Charge Back to its Original Buying Power

Last week, Los Angeles World Airports Chief Executive Officer Deborah Flint addressed the Washington Aero Club at a lunch event in Washington, D.C. In her speech, Flint described Los Angeles […]

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