Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Comment period begins on airport development
The San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune
MURRIETA – A 30-day public comment period begins Wednesday on findings related to proposed new regulations about development in and around the French Valley Airport. The comment period focuses on a declaration by the Riverside County Airport Land Use Commission that no negative impacts will be caused by adopting a new proposed Airport Compatibility Plan for the French Valley Airport. A negative declaration also precludes the need for an environmental impact report.
The new plan would replace one adopted in 2004 and is intended to ensure that all projects developed within and adjacent to an airport ensure the publics safety. It would also demand consistency and conformity of the development.
The projects would have to minimize the public’s exposure to excessive noise and safety hazards within areas around public airports.
A public hearing to consider the initial study for the plan, the proposed plan itself and the mitigated negative declaration will be held Oct. 30 at the Eastern Municipal Water District in Perris.
Comments must be sent to John J. Guerin, Principal Planner, Riverside County Airport Land Use Commission, Riverside Administrative Center, 4080 Lemon Street, 9th Floor, Riverside, Calif. 92501.