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A-1 APPENDIX A Airport Survey

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A-2 The following airports were sent the Airport PM Survey instrument on 2/8/07 with a requested response date of 2/23/07. The airports shown in bold face responded to the survey. Commercial Airports--Large Hubs Anchorage (ANC) Atlanta (ATL) Las Vegas (LAS) San Diego (SAN) Baltimore (BWI) Los Angeles (LAX) San Francisco (SFO) Boston Logan (BOS) Miami (MIA) Seattle (SEA) Charlotte (CLT) Minneapolis (MSP) St. Louis (STL) Chicago Midway (MDW) Newark (EWR) Tampa (TPA) Chicago O'Hare (ORD) New York Le Guardia (LGA) Washington Dulles Cincinnati (CVG) New York Kennedy (JFK) (IAD) Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) Orlando (MCO) Washington National Denver (DEN) Philadelphia (PHL) (DCA) Detroit (DTW) Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX) Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) Pittsburgh (PIT) Honolulu (HNL) Portland (PDX) Houston (IAH) Salt Lake City (SLC) Commercial Airports--Medium Hubs Albuquerque (ABQ) Memphis (MEM) Sacramento Cleveland (CLE) Nashville (BNA) (SMF) Columbus (CMH) Oakland (OAK) San Antonio Indianapolis (IND) Ontario (ONT) (SAT) Kansas City (MCI) Raleigh/Durham (RDU) San Jose (SJC) Louisville (SDF) Reno (RNO) Commercial Airports--Small Hubs Albany (ALB) Des Moines (DSM) TF Green (PVD) Birmingham (BHM) Little Rock (LIT) Toledo (TOL) Boise (BOI) Richmond (RIC) Dayton (DAY) Spokane (GEG) General Aviation Airports Aspen (ASE) Flying Cloud (FCM) Ryan Field Boeing Field (BFI) Hooks Memorial (DWH) (RYN) Brookhaven (HWV) Lake Tahoe (TVL) Santa Monica Centennial (APA) Leesburg Executive (JYO) (SMO) Chandler Muni (CHD) North Las Vegas (VGT) St. Louis Essex County (CDW) Pompano Beach (PMP) Downtown (CPS) Frederick Muni, MD (FDK) Prove Muni (PVU) Teterboro (TEB) Frederick Muni, OK (FRK) Richard Jones (RVS) Van Nuys (VNY)

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A-3 The Environmental The Environmental Consulting Group LLC 191 Main Street, 2nd Floor Phone 410 626 1002 Annapolis, MD 21401 Fax 410 269 1530 Consulting Group LLC Sandy@EnvironmentalAssistant.com February 8, 2007 MrMs First_Name Last_Name Address__1 Address_2 Address_3 City, State Zip Dear MrMs Last_Name: The Environmental Consulting Group, LLC is conducting Project 02-04: "Research Needs Associated with Particulate Emissions at Airports," under the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP). The ACRP is an applied, contract research program carried out under the auspices of the National Academy of Sciences, Transportation Research Board. The objective of this project is to develop a prioritized research plan addressing airport sources of particulate matter (PM) emissions. Additional information on the project can be found on the ACRP web site at http://www.trb.org/trbnet/projectdisplay.asp?projectid=132. Task 1 of the project is to identify PM emissions issues confronting airports. An essential part of the task is to survey a variety of airports on the significance of PM emissions. The enclosed survey form is intended to help us understand your concerns. It was designed to take a minimum of time to answer and a stamped return envelope is enclosed for your convenience. The survey can also be completed online at http://int.cssiinc.com/airportsurvey_pm/. Only a few airports are included in the survey so your response is very important to us. I am sure you have many requests for information about activities at the airport, including from other ACRP projects, and I know they take up a lot of your time. However, the success of the project depends on your input. If you have specific questions about the project or the survey, please call me at 410.626.1002 or contact me by email at sandy@environmentalassistant.com. Thank you in advance for your participation in this survey. Sincerely, Sandy Webb Managing Director Environmental Consulting Group LLC E n v i r o n m e n t a l Co n s u l t i n g G r o u p , L L C

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A-4 AIRPORT PM SURVEY Name: Title: Airport: Street: City, State, ZIP County: Telephone: (W) (M) Email: Date: This survey is being conducted as part of a study by the National Academy of Sciences, Transportation Research Board, Airport Cooperative Research Program to identify research needed to understand particulate emissions at airports. Your participation is very important. If you need additional space to reply to the survey, please feel free to attach an additional page. The survey has been designed to minimize the time needed to complete and a stamped return envelope is enclosed. The survey can also be completed online at http://int.cssiinc.com/airportsurvey_pm. Deadline for replying to the survey is February 23, 2007. Please contact Mr. Sandy Webb, Environmental Consulting Group, LLC, 410.626.1002, sandy@environmentalassistant.com if you have questions about the survey. 1. Have you received complaints about Particulate Matter (PM) emissions from the airport? (Please include complaints received by both the airport Environmental Manager and the airport Noise Officer where applicable.) Yes No Don't know 1a. If yes, what were the sources of the complaints? Community Employees State Regulators Federal Regulators Other 1b. What are the nature of the complaints? 2. Has your airport conducted an environmental or other study (e.g., environmental impact statement, environmental assessment, or conformity analysis) in the past 5 years that included an analysis of PM emissions? Yes No Don't know 2a. If yes, please include a copy of the PM analysis portion of the study. Check if a PM analysis is included with response (or is available on request) 3. Aside from airline and ground support equipment (GSE) sources, what are the other sources of PM emissions at your airport? Mobile Sources Landside Vehicles (e.g., automobiles, trucks, buses, and vans) Construction Equipment (e.g., tractors, dozers, trucks, and compressors) Other Other E n v i r o n m e n t a l Co n s u l t i n g G r o u p , L L C

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A-5 Stationary Sources Power Turbines (diesel) Emergency Generators (diesel) Incinerators Boilers (oil fired) Fire Training Facilities Sand and Salt Piles Other Other 4. Have you incorporated any alternatively fueled equipment that reduces PM emissions from airport sources, including construction equipment (e.g., compressed natural gas (CNG), electric, solar, fuel cells, etc.)? Yes No 4a. If yes, please describe: 5. Have you needed to do any PM-specific emissions analysis (e.g., inventories, permitting, or deposition) at your airport other than general environmental analyses addressed in question 2? Yes No 5a. If yes, please explain the circumstances: 6. Is your airport having any interactions with your state or local agencies on air quality? 6a. If yes, please elaborate (What issues have come up? Is PM one of the issues?): 7. What is the attainment designation of your area for PM? Attainment Nonattainment Do not know 8. Are there PM issues or concerns you have as an airport operator? Surveys can be completed online at http://int.cssiinc.com/airportsurvey_pm. Alternatively, please return a hard copy of your survey to: Mr. Sandy Webb Environmental Consulting Group, LLC 191 Main Street, 2nd Floor Annapolis, MD 21401 410.626.1002 Survey responses are due no later than February 23, 2007. E n v i r o n m e n t a l Co n s u l t i n g G r o u p , L L C

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A-6 Research Needs Associated with Particulate Emissions at Airports Summary of Responses 38 of 80 airports responded to the survey 1. Have you received complaints about Particulate Matter (PM) emissions from the airport? 18 of 38 airports responded yes 1a. If yes, what were the sources of the complaints? Community 18/18 Employees 9/18 State Regulators 2/18 Federal Regulators 2/18 Other 1/18 City Officials; 2/18 County Officials; 2/18 Elected Officials 1b. What are the nature of the complaints? Soot deposits on outdoor surfaces (cars, furniture) 7/18 Dust from construction or other activities 5/18 Odors 4/18 Noise 1/18 Greenhouse emissions 1/18 2. Has your airport conducted an environmental or other study (e.g., environmental impact statement, environmental assessment, or conformity analysis) in the past 5 years that included an analysis of PM emissions? Yes 19/38 No 16/38 Don't know 1/18 Blank 2/18 2a. If yes, please include a copy of the PM analysis portion of the study. 13/38 offered copy of some material (typically a section of an older EIS); one risk assessment completed for OAK was submitted 3. Aside from airline and ground support equipment (GSE) sources, what are the other sources of PM emissions at your airport? Mobile Sources 37/38 Landside Vehicles (e.g., automobiles, trucks, buses, and vans) 36/38 Construction Equipment (e.g., tractors, dozers, trucks, and compressors) 4/38 Other - miscellaneous air side equipment like snow removal vehicles 18/38 Other other unspecified Stationary Sources 23/38 Power Turbines (diesel) 22/38 Emergency Generators (diesel) 18/38 Incinerators 25/38 Boilers (oil fired) 25/38 Fire Training Facilities 24/38 Sand and Salt Piles 17/38 Other Unspecified E n v i r o n m e n t a l Co n s u l t i n g G r o u p , L L C

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A-7 Research Needs Associated with Particulate Emissions at Airports 4. Have you incorporated any alternatively fueled equipment that reduces PM emissions from airport sources, including construction equipment (e.g., compressed natural gas (CNG), electric, solar, fuel cells, etc.)? Yes 23/38 No 14/28 4a. If yes, please describe: Mostly CNG, with some low emission vehicles, hybrids, and clean diesel. Some electric GSE. Some unspecified alternative fueled vehicles. Several mentioned use of biodiesel in various equipment. 5. Have you needed to do any PM-specific emissions analysis (e.g., inventories, permitting, or deposition) at your airport other than general environmental analyses addressed in question 2? Yes 6/38 No 32/38 5a. If yes, please explain the circumstances: Studies reported included: annual air emission inventories, permitting for construction and equipment modification/installation (e.g., new diesel emergency generators). One airport reported plans to initiate a PM/HAPs monitoring study in 2007. 6. Is your airport having any interactions with your state or local agencies on air quality? Yes 21/38 No 15/38 6a. If yes, please elaborate (What issues have come up? Is PM one of the issues?): Most comments related to routine interaction on criteria pollutants with no special attention to PM. Five airports note that they are focusing additional attention on PM to catch up with understanding and ability to develop inventories as with other pollutants. Two airports mentioned PM or PM/HAP specific studies, one of which is complete. 7. What is the attainment designation of your area for PM? Attainment14/38 Nonattainment16/38 Do not know 6/38 8. Are there PM issues or concerns you have as an airport operator? Yes 16/38 No 15/38 No Answer 7/38 Five of 16 report concerns about dust, 5 of 16 report concerns about the need for reporting PM regularly as a criteria pollutant, and 6 of 16 report specific concerns about airports being able to quantify PM emissions from aircraft and the capabilities of EDMS and air emission methodologies. E n v i r o n m e n t a l Co n s u l t i n g G r o u p , L L C