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 […]

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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 Recognizes Winners of 2019 Environmental Achievement Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 3, 2019   SALT LAKE CITY – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and […]

Airports Council Statement for the Record on Infrastructure Needs at America’s Airports.

Statement of Airports Council International – North America Hearing on “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Investment in Our Nation’s Airports Matters” Before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure […]

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Airports Council Congratulates Dickson on Nomination to Lead FAA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2019   WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today congratulated Steve Dickson following the announcement that […]

Events

ACI-NA Commentary on Environmental Affairs

Checked Facts: Airports Are Not Taxpayer Funded

Benjamin Franklin said there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes.  If there’s one more thing we can be certain of on April 15, it’s the airlines continuing […]

Philadelphia International Airport Offers a Helping Hand to Federal Employees

The 35-day government shutdown impacted thousands of federal employees across the country, leaving many without the resources to properly care for their families. Individuals, organizations and airports sprung into action […]

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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