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Strategies for Integrating Water Resource Issue Management with the Project Implementation Process 51 3. Information acquisition needs--the review of overall information acquisition needs can facilitate combined efforts for data collection and may provide further justification for fund- ing particular data collection efforts. Information acquisition needs for each step in the com- pliance process can also be tied to planning activities and estimated timeframes for data availability to facilitate development of a timeline or schedule that integrates development project planning activities and water resource management activities. 4. Potential need for controls or mitigation measures--a review of potential control options will provide an opportunity to look for multi-faceted solutions to multiple issues (e.g., a detention basin that meets both storm water quantity and surface water quality needs), as well as the potential for secondary issues associated with controls (e.g., hazardous wildlife con- cerns associated with detention basins). It will also be beneficial to coordinate land use and utility connections for various required controls. 5. Timeframes for compliance activities--the timeframes for various compliance activities, as coordinated with information acquisition needs and availability, will help to build the over- all compliance schedule. These timeframes will also help to identify critical path items and prioritize project activities as needed to minimize project impacts. 6. Potential cost implications to project--a review of the potential costs for complying with the various issues will illustrate the overall burden of regulatory compliance for the project as it is currently planned. In addition, potentially costly issues may become apparent as those that should be prioritized when it comes to planning efforts and resources. 7. Potential options for project modifications that may minimize issues--this step may shed light on any project features that are common to many of the issues, or particularly signifi- cant issues, and may warrant reconsideration or modification. Following the review and consolidation of the items above, airport operators may wish to revisit planned project features and characteristics to determine whether any changes may min- imize project impacts. This step would require reevaluation of the effects on individual issues and overall impacts to the project. Once airport operators have determined that further modi- fications would not be warranted to address the anticipated water resource issues, they may choose to proceed as planned and integrate elements of the items above into the overall project plan. A log of key compliance activities can be developed to allow planners to follow along with activities that will be performed by environmental staff or outside environmental consultants. As the project progresses into later phases, airport operators can track the progress of these activ- ities to keep informed of any obstacles as they arise or any issues that appear to be changing in significance. If and when project design conditions change, the water resource issues should be revisited and the planning strategy updated. If unanticipated impacts arise, any lessons learned should be documented to allow for the further adaptation of airport planning strategies for use on future airport development projects. 3.3 Conceptual Planning Phase Management Strategies 3.3.1 Development Project Management in Conceptual Planning Phase The Conceptual Planning Phase for airport development projects, as defined herein, is the phase in which development projects are conceived at a conceptual level to meet some need-- such as long-term, airport-wide operational needs--based on aviation activity projections. Development projects considered in the Conceptual Planning Phase may include improve- ments to landside, airside, and airport support facilities. This phase may include planning efforts for more than one project, and it can include airport master planning, but also includes plan- ning for projects not typically included in a master plan.