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North Cargo Facility Draft Environmental Assessment

Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the North Cargo Facility at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE)

The information and documents below are provided to the public for review and comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment for the North Cargo Facility.

The Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority (LNAA) and AECOM have prepared a Draft EA to evaluate potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed North Cargo Facility planned for the Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) located in Allentown, PA. The proposed project entails construction of a 125,000 square foot cargo building, four cargo aircraft parking positions adjacent to the building, a truck parking/staging area, employee parking, airside access to the runways, and landside access to the local major roadway network. The project would be constructed on the north side of the Airport.

An EA, under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), is a concise public document that provides sufficient information and analysis for determining whether the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) should issue a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) or request additional review to further analyze the proposed project and its alternatives. It is designed to help public officials make decisions that are based on an understanding of the potential human and physical environmental consequences of the proposed project.

The Draft EA report is available for a 30-day public review and comment period, during which the opportunity for a Public Hearing can be requested. The document may be viewed at the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority (LNAA) Offices located at 3311 Airport Road, Allentown, PA 18109.

Public comments will be accepted in writing or via email until 5:00pm May 15, 2024. Public comments received on the project will be submitted to the FAA for consideration and inclusion in the Final EA.

Comments submitted by e-mail should be sent to Comments submitted in writing should be mailed to:

Ryan Meyer
Director of Planning and Programming
Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority
3311 Airport Road, Allentown, PA 18109

Draft Environmental Assessment Narrative

Draft Environmental Assessment Narrative


Appendix A: FAA Section 163 Determination

Appendix B: 2016 ABE Master Plan Cargo Alternatives

Appendix C: Air Quality Technical Memorandum

Appendix D: Pennsylvania Natural Diversity Index (PNDI)

Appendix E: Farmlands

Appendix F: Hazardous Materials

Appendix G: SHPO Consultation

Appendix H: Noise Technical Memorandum

Appendix I: Traffic Impact Analysis

Appendix J: Water Resources


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