Commercial air service at the Bishop Airport in 2020? Scoping meetings scheduled .

Sierra Wave Media received this from Lara Kaylor Director of Communications:

Inyo County is proposing to initiate commercial air service at the Bishop Airport. The proposed project would relocate United Airlines’ scheduled commercial air service to Bishop Airport as early as fall 2020. Mammoth Yosemite Airport would continue to offer air service from JetSuiteX (JSX) and other similar charter services moving forward. The move would create more reliable and consistent air service options for residents and visitors in the Eastern Sierra region.

As part of the process, Inyo County is preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA), and an Initial Study (IS) to evaluate and disclose the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed airline service at the Bishop Airport. The EA will be prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, and the IS will be prepared pursuant to the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act. The Final EA will be submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the FAA will use the EA when deciding whether to issue a Finding of No Significant Impact or to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement. The Final IS will result in the subsequent preparation of a Negative Declaration, Mitigated Negative Declaration, or an Environmental Impact Report.

Scoping: Inyo County is holding a public Scoping Workshop/Meeting as part of the preparation of the EA and IS for the proposed air service. The meetings will provide an opportunity to provide input on environmental issues related to the proposed action, alternatives to be evaluated, and suggestions on the scope of the environmental documents. There will be an additional opportunity to comment on the proposed project when the Draft EA and IS are circulated for public comment. The scoping period for the proposed project began January 11, 2020 and ends February 6, 2020.

Two meetings are being offered:

The first is on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 at the Bishop City Council Chambers, 377 West Line St, Bishop, CA from 6:30-7:30 pm

The second is being held on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 at the Town of Mammoth Lakes Offices, 437 Old Mammoth Rd, Suite Z from 6-7 pm

Please click here for the full notice.

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