Environmental Review

Joby Aviation Proposed New Aircraft Assembly Hanger Building

NEPA

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY
OF A DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT  FOR A PROPOSED AVIATION MANUFACTURING FACILITY
AT MARINA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT  MONTEREY COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

 Pursuant to Title 49, United States Code, Section 47106(c)(1)(A), notice is hereby given that the City of Marina, as owner and grant sponsor of Marina Municipal Airport, proposes to seek Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to develop 25.7 acres on the Marina Municipal Airport between the planned Marina Airport Business Park and an existing taxilane with aeronautical/mixed-use land uses.  The Proposed Project consists of the construction of a single story, 580,000-square foot steel building, which would be used for producing lightweight, all-electric, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft.  Activities proposed within the new building include manufacturing, composite fabrication, assemblage of aircraft, parts testing, and research and development.  Related airport operations would include aircraft testing and integration utilizing airport taxiways and remote test areas.  

 A Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the Proposed Project and has been prepared pursuant to the requirements of Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Section 509(b)(5) of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended.   The FAA is the Lead Agency to ensure compliance with NEPA for airport actions.  The Draft EA was prepared in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures and FAA Order 5050.4B, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions.  The federal action would be a revision to the airport layout plan (ALP) to depict the project development.

 Beginning April 21, 2021, a copy of the Draft EA will be available for review by the public and interested parties for 30 days at: https://cityofmarina.org.  Any interested parties requesting a hard copy of the report should contact the Assistant City Manager’s Office at (831) 884-1240 or at the email address given below.  Anyone wishing to comment on the Draft EA may submit written comments by letter or email to the following physical or email addresses:

Mr. Matt Mogensen, Assistant City Manager
City of Marina - City Manager’s Office
211 Hillcrest Avenue
Marina, CA  93933
mmogensen@cityofmarina.org

The cutoff date for comment submission is not later than 5:00 PM – Pacific Daylight Time, May 21, 2021.  Please allow enough time for mailing.  All comments must be received by the deadline, not simply postmarked by that date.

Draft Environmental Assessment 

CEQA

The Mitigated Negative Declaration adopted for the proposed project can be viewed at the link below.

Mitigated Negative Declaration