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NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 05, 2013


Gateway Airport to Hold Open House on Environmental Assessment
Airport Seeks Public Comment and Participation

Mesa, Ariz. – The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority (PMGAA) is holding a public scoping meeting/information workshop on an Environmental Assessment (EA) of the proposed Northeast Area Development Plan (NADP) at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport on Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Location: Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus
Student Union – Cooley Ballroom
5999 S Backus Mall
Mesa, AZ 85212
Free parking will be provided adjacent to the Student Union in Lot 10

The Project:
PMGAA has initiated on behalf of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) the preparation of an EA for the NADP at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. PMGAA is undertaking the NADP, a phased development program, to incrementally expand airport capacity to match facility needs as commercial airline traffic and passengers increase. Phase I of the NADP is needed to accommodate the forecast number of passengers at the Airport at an acceptable level of service within the next 5 to 10 years and provisions for commercial development. The proposed facilities would be located northeast of Runway 12L-30R on a mostly undeveloped 700-acre parcel, south of Ray Road and west of Ellsworth Road.

Meeting Purpose:
The meeting will provide an opportunity for public comment concerning the Proposed Action, purpose and need for the Proposed Action, alternatives to the Proposed Action, and potential environmental effects of the NADP to be analyzed in the Draft EA. The scoping meeting will be held in an informal open house format. Representatives from the Airport and study team will be available to talk with citizens about the environmental review. Graphics will be on display so citizens can review project details and attendees will have an opportunity to provide oral and written comments on the scope and content of the Draft EA.

About Gateway Airport
The Airport was established in 1994 and is owned and operated by the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority, which consists of Mesa, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Gila River Indian Community, Phoenix, and Apache Junction. Gateway Airport offers nonstop passenger service via Allegiant with nonstop flights to over 35 cities. For more information, visit www.phxmesagateway.org.

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Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Media Contact:
Brian Sexton
Phone: 480-988-7618
Email: bsexton@phxmesagateway.org