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As part of a continued commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) launched an Environmental Assessment in 2021. The Environmental Assessment supports construction and development at the airport over the next five to seven years.

Map of projects reviewed in the environmental assessment

Click this link to view a larger version of this map with a full list of airport projects reviewed in the Environmental Assessment  

Important Links

Finding of No Significant Impact

After reviewing the Final Environmental Assessment, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved on July 22, 2022 an environmental Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)/Record of Decision for the proposed Airport Expansion and Development Program.

Final Environmental Assessment

Archived Public Meeting Materials

On Thursday, September 9th, 2021, AUS hosted a virtual public scoping meeting for the community to learn more about the Environmental Assessment, ask questions to the project team and provide comments that help inform the scope of the Environmental Assessment.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport hosted two public events for community members to learn more about the draft Environmental Assessment.

 On Wednesday, March 23, AUS hosted a virtual public meeting and on Saturday, March 26, AUS hosted an in-person open house. 

Draft Environmental Assessment

Draft Environmental Assessment, completed on February 21, 2022:

Draft Environmental Assessment Cover Page & Table of Contents 
Chapter 1 - Purpose & Need
Chapter 2 - Alternatives 
Chapter 3 - Affected Environment & Environmental Consequences
Chapter 4 - Agency & Public Involvement 
Chapter 5 - References 
Chapter 6 - List of Preparers 
Appendix A - Runway Exit Interactive Model (REDIM) Analysis 
Appendix B - Project Components Compared to Master Plan
Appendix C - Regulatory Context
Appendix D - Air Quality & Noise Technical Report
Appendix E - Texas Parks & Wildlife Correspondence 
Appendix F - List of Rare, Threatened & Endangered Species in General Study Area
Appendix G - Asbestos Surveys & Abatement Activities

Appendix H - Surface Traffic Counts & Models  Appendix I - Consultation & Public Outreach


About AUS's Environmental Stewardship

AUS takes pride in reflecting the values that our community and Austin represent—from local food and music to robust sustainability efforts. AUS incorporates sustainable principles and environmental stewardship into planning, development and operations at the airport and is working towards a sustainability goal of carbon neutrality.

AUS has partnered with Austin Energy to bring electric vehicle charging stations to the airport campus and uses Austin Energy GreenChoice to provide 100% renewable energy to the Barbara Jordan Terminal. AUS also maintains a robust waste-diversion program, and purchases renewable energy and carbon off-sets from sustainable sources. AUS has partnered with Austin Energy to provide 160 local homes with renewable energy through the solar panel installation on top of the Blue Garage, which also provides .3 megawatts of renewable energy benefits toward future airport construction projects and the airport’s administration building.