Joyce Lobbies for Comment Period Extension on New FAA Flight Plan
New deadline now March 15

MILTON – Senator Brian A. Joyce has announced that the FAA will extend its comment period 30 days to allow the public to weigh in on the revised departure route from Boston Logan International Airport that could affect residents of Milton, Canton and Randolph. The comment period was originally scheduled to end on Feb. 15, with the proposed changes to go into effect on March 7. As a result of vocal residents in the impacted areas and the efforts of Joyce and others, the comment period has been extended to March 15. Additionally, the FAA will be conducting a six month review following any implemented changes to the flight plan to ensure a minimized impact on any affected communities.

“I’m happy that the FAA has recognized the need to extend the public input period,” said Joyce. “The towns located underneath the southbound departure route path are already heavily impacted by the airplane noise and pollution. Extending the comment period will allow better community participation in this decision that will have a significant environmental impact on each of the towns located below these flight paths.”

Residents now have until March 15 to submit their comments to:

Ms. Terry English
Project Manager, Boston Logan International
Airport Runway 33L RNAV SID Environmental Assessment
Federal Aviation Administration
11 Murphy Drive
Nashua, NH 03062

Or via email to: [email protected]