Public Notice



Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment for the South Cargo Facility at Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport

This notice is to advise the public of the availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment and that a public meeting will be held. The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) and AECOM have prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed South Cargo Facility planned for Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport located in Warwick, RI. The proposed project entails redevelopment of a portion of Parking Lot E to accommodate a new air cargo facility. The project would relocate existing FedEx and UPS cargo operations from their current location on the north side of the Airport to a new, larger, more efficient, and safer facility that would be constructed on the south side of the Airport.

An EA, under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), is a concise public document that provides sufficient information and analysis for determining whether the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) should issue a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) or request additional review to further analyze the proposed project and its alternatives. It is designed to help public officials make decisions that are based on an understanding of the potential human and physical environmental consequences of the proposed project.

The Draft EA report is available for a 30-day public review and comment period. The document may be viewed at the Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI 02889. The document may also be viewed online at Public comments received on the project will be submitted to the FAA for consideration and included in the Final EA. Public comments will be accepted in writing or via email until 5:00 pm Monday, May 1, 2023.

Comment submitted by e-mail should be sent to Comments submitted in writing should be mailed to:

PVD South Cargo Facility Project
1635 Market Street
Suite 1000
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Comments on the Draft EA will also be received at a Public Meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 20, 2023 at the Municipal Annex, Community Room, 65 Centerville Road, Warwick RI 02886 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The open-house style meeting will provide an opportunity for all individuals to engage and participate fully in reviewing project materials, asking questions, and leaving comments. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Dawn Mineker, Vice President, Engineering & Architecture, RIAC, 401-691-2417.       


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  • RELangseth

    Meeting should take the format of a Town Hall where all can ask questions of officials sitting at a table - not a roving trade show like format where recording is not being made.

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