2017 ACI-NA/ACC Planning and NEPA Workshop

November 29 - December 1, 2017

2017 ACI-NA/ACC Planning and NEPA Workshop Agenda

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Joint Session 1: Overview of the Airport Development Process—Moving from Bright Ideas to Records of Decision

  • Elliott Black, Director, FAA Office of Planning & Programming
  • Bill Willkie, Western Regional Environmental Service Group Leader, RS&H
  • Joan Zatopek, Aviation Planning & Development Manager, Oakland International Airport

 Joint Session 2: The FAA’s Role in Airport Planning & Development

  • Chris Oswald, Vice President-Safety & Regulatory Affairs, ACI-NA
  • Mike Hines, Manager-Planning & Environmental Division, FAA Office of Airport Planning & Programming
  • Patrick Magnotta, Assistant Manager-Planning & Environmental Division, FAA Office of Airport Planning & Programming 

Joint Session 3: Stakeholder Outreach and Coordination—What Really Works and Who Really Needs to be Involved

  • Melinda Pagliarello, Director-Environmental Affairs, ACI-NA
  • Dick DeiTos, Executive Director, Metropolitan Washington Airlines Committee
  • Cameron Modjeski, Associate Director, LeighFisher
  • John Williams, Senior Vice President, Ricondo
  • ​Stacey Zee, Environmental Protection Specialist, FAA Office of Environment & Energy 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Joint Session 4: A Key Connection Between Planning and NEPA—Purpose & Need and Alternatives

  • Mary Vigilante, President, Synergy Consultants
  • Ellen Lindblad, Director-Planning & Environmental Compliance, Lee County Port Authority/Southwest Florida International Airport
  • Kelly Moulton, Senior Airport Planner, Sacramento County Airport System
  • Sarah Potter, Senior Managing Consultant, Landrum & Brown F
  • ​Frank Smigelski, Senior Environmental Specialist, FAA Office of Airport Planning & Programming 

NEPA Session 1: Dos and Don’ts of NEPA Documentation

  • Ian Whitlock, Deputy General Counsel, Port of Portland
  • Gail Orendorff, Attorney, FAA Office of Chief Counsel
  • Frank Smigelski, Senior Environmental Specialist, FAA Office of Airport Planning & Programming
  • Catherine van Heuven, Partner, Kaplan, Kirsch & Rockwell

NEPA Session 2: Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT) Technical Talk

  • Clint Morrow, Senior Environmental Engineer, KB Environmental Sciences
  • Bill He, General Engineer-Noise Division, FAA Office of Energy & Environment
  • Mohammed Majeed, General Engineer-Emissions Division, FAA Office of Energy & Environment
  • Brad Nicholas, Principal Consultant, HMMH 

Planning Session 2: Up in the Air: Flight Procedures, Part 77, TERPS, and Other Airspace Considerations in Planning

  • Jennifer Dermody, Airport Planner, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
  • Greg Albjerg, Vice President and Aviation Planning Leader, HNTB
  • Kent Duffy, Aviation Planner, FAA Office of Planning & Programming
  • Kerryaine Yarber-Hiller, Specialist, FAA Obstruction Evaluation Group
  • Bill Yingling, Senior Engineer-Operations, JetBlue Airways 

NEPA Session 3: Connected Actions

  • David Full, Vice President, RS&H
  • Jean Wolfers-Lawrence, Environmental Specialist, FAA 

Planning Session 1: Emerging Technologies & Their Impacts on Airport Planning

  • Jessica Wyatt, Associate Vice President, HNTB
  • Chris Blasie, Manager of Passenger Services, A4A
  • Matt Cornelius, Vice President-Air Policy, ACI-NA
  • T.J. Schulz, President, ACC

Planning Session 3: The Illusion of Precision? Choosing the Right Analysis Techniques in Planning 

  • Brian Mohr, Senior Vice President-Airport Planning, InterVISTAS Consulting Group
  • Harrison Earl, Assistant Director of Airline Affairs, Denver International Airport
  • Cameron Modjeski, Associate Director, LeighFisher

Planning Session 4: FAA Planning Guidance—What’s New and on the Horizon?

  • Matt Griffin, Director-Regulatory Affairs & Education, Airport Consultants Council
  • Steve Debban, National Resource Expert for Airport Design, FAA Office of Safety & Standards
  • Mike Hines, Manager-Planning & Environmental Division, FAA Office of Airport Planning & Programming

NEPA Session 4: Special Purpose Laws 

  • John Putnam, Managing Partner, Kaplan, Kirsch, Rockwell
  • Katherine Andrus, Manager-Environmental Policy and Operations Division, FAA Office of Environment & Energy
  • Catherine van Heuven, Partner, Kaplan, Kirsch, Rockwell

Friday, December 1, 2017

Joint Session 5: Challenging Planning Scenarios—Moving Projects Forward when Purpose & Need Aren’t Easy

  • Kelly Moulton, Senior Airport Planner, Sacramento County Airport System
  • Chris Oswald, Vice President, Safety & Regulatory Affairs, ACI-NA
  • Bill Willkie, Western Regional Environmental Service Group Leader, RS&H

Joint Session 6: Is Sustainability Changing the Way We Plan?

  • Mary Vigilante, President, Synergy Consultants
  • Ted Anasis, Manager-Airport Planning, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
  • Danielle Buehler, Sustainability Program Manager, Philadelphia International Airport
  • Brian Mohr, Senior Vice President-Airport Planning, InterVISTAS Consulting Group
  • Leslie Stanton, Manager-Strategy & Sustainability, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Joint Session 7: Bridging the Gap-Ensuring Seamless Integration from Planning to NEPA to Construction

  • Brad Rolf, Business Unit Leader-Aviation Services, Mead & Hunt
  • Mark Kunugi, Environmental Public Health Manager, Denver International Airport
  • Katrina Moss, Community Planner, Airports Division, FAA Alaskan Region
  • Mary Vigilante, President, Synergy Consultants