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The purpose of this Environmental Assessment (EA) project is to bring Grove Field into compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) design standards for the Airport’s existing Airport Reference Code (ARC) of A-I (small), while complying with Federal and State environmental regulations.

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Chapter 1: Inventory

The initial step in the preparation of the Airport Layout Plan Report for Grove Field is the collection of information pertaining to the Airport and the area it serves. The information collected in this chapter will be used in subsequent analyses in this study. The inventory portion of this chapter will summarize the Airport location, history and existing facilities. By establishing a thorough and accurate inventory, an appropriate forecast and recommendations for airfield and landside facilities can be developed.

Chapter 1: Exhibits

Chapter 2: Forecasts

Aviation demand forecasts help to determine the size and timing of needed airport improvements. This chapter indicates the types and levels of aviation activity expected at Grove Field during the forecast period of 2005 through 2025

Chapter 3: Airport Facility Requirements/Alternatives

In this chapter, existing components of the Airport are evaluated so that the capacities of the overall system are identified. Once identified, the existing capacity is compared to the forecasted activity levels prepared in Chapter Two to determine where deficiencies currently exist or may be expected to materialize in the future. Once deficiencies in a component are identified, a more specific determination of the approximate sizing and timing of the new facilities can be made. The objective of this effort is to identify, in general terms, the adequacy of the existing airport facilities and outline what new facilities may be needed and when they may be needed to accommodate forecasted demand. Having established these facility requirements, alternatives for providing these facilities will be developed and evaluated to determine the most cost effective and efficient means for implementation.

Chapter 3: Exhibits

Chapter 4: Airport Plans

The airport plans are one of the last steps in the development of an airport layout plan report. They are a pictorial representation and summarization of the efforts made in the airport layout planning process. The previous chapters on Inventory, Forecasting, and Facility Requirements/Alternatives and the reviews provided by the Advisory Committee supply the basis for the future airport layouts that are shown in the airport layout drawings. As was previously discussed, the development at an airport should rely more on actual demand rather than a timebased forecast. The development shown in the airport plans reflects planned development, but the course and timing of this development should be carried forward as airport activity demands rather than in the exact form it has been presented.

Chapter 4: Exhibits

Chapter 5: Capital Improvement Projects

Through the evaluation of the facility requirements and the development of the airport layout plan, the improvements needed at Grove Field over the next 20-year period have been determined. The capital improvement plan provides the basis for planning the funding of these improvements. The planned phases of development are in the 5-, 10- and 20-year time frames.