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56 A Handbook for Addressing Water Resource Issues Affecting Airport Development Planning 3.4 Detailed Planning Phase Management Strategies 3.4.1 Development Project Management in Detailed Planning Phase The Detailed Planning Phase, as defined in this Handbook, includes the activities that are asso- ciated with developing plans for implementing the development project concept. At this phase, the project retains a significant degree of flexibility, but the basic components of the project have been established. The outcomes of the Detailed Planning Phase include Finalizing project function and capacity objectives, Assessing and selecting the project site, Developing a basis of design for all project components, Developing the approach to project implementation, Preparing layouts of project components, Developing project schematic diagrams, Identifying equipment needs, Preparing opinions of cost, and Assessing and securing the source of funding. 3.4.2 Water Resource Issue Management in Detailed Planning Phase The Detailed Planning Phase for development projects also corresponds to the time that man- agement of project-specific water resource issue compliance requirements frequently occurs, although the work can begin earlier during conceptual planning if determined in the Water Resource Issue Management Plan. This phase may include the following water resource man- agement actions: Initiating NEPA activities, Identifying and quantifying the presence of water resources on potential project sites, Performing a detailed review of compliance requirements for individual water resource issues, Initiating permitting and approval process for specific water resource issues, Assessing the effort required to fully manage water resource issues, Holding pre-permitting meetings with water resource regulatory agencies, and Determining potential control and mitigation options. Table 5 summarizes planning items and planning actions for the Detailed Planning Phase that are frequently associated with each of the four recurring steps in assessing water resource issues in development projects. 3.5 Project Execution Phase 3.5.1 Development Project Management in Project Execution Phase The Project Execution Phase, as defined in the Handbook, includes the activities involved in final implementation of the development project once the site, layout, function, sizes, and capac- ities have been determined. At this point in the implementation process, the flexibility to change the project is significantly reduced. Effects on the following project aspects from unresolved water resource issues can be significant: Detailed design, Bidding, Construction, Commissioning and startup, and Initiating operations.

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Strategies for Integrating Water Resource Issue Management with the Project Implementation Process 57 Table 5. Planning items and actions for Detailed Planning Phase. Step 1: Characterize Water Resource and Water Resource Impact Planning Item Planning Action Water Resource Data Acquisition For each water resource issue, perform detailed review of applicable regulations using methodologies in Sections 2 and 3 of the fact sheets to identify data quality needed for regulatory approval Perform gap analysis comparing data needs with data obtained in Conceptual Planning Phase Timing for Data Acquisition and Analysis Complete 3 months before permit applications are due Costs for Data Acquisition and Analysis Obtain quotations from qualified entities Stakeholder Coordination Meet with stakeholders at start of phase Step 2: Assess Compliance Requirements Planning Item Planning Action Permitting and Compliance Process Initiate the NEPA process Initiate development of the permit and approval application processes Identify Key Compliance Parameters Solicit summary information from water resources experts on permits, deadlines, compliance parameters, and mitigation requirements Timing for Actions If seeking to begin construction immediately upon receipt of NEPA approval, initiate permitting concurrent with the NEPA process Understand that NEPA processing timeframes vary significantly based on anticipated project impacts and can range from a couple months to several years Initiate permit application development process for individual water resource issues 6 to 12 months prior to planned submittal Regulatory Coordination Conduct pre-permitting meetings with regulators for individual water resource issues and the FAA on NEPA processing Verify required permits and mitigation criteria Stakeholder Coordination Coordinate on permitting approach (continued on next page)

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58 A Handbook for Addressing Water Resource Issues Affecting Airport Development Planning Table 5. (Continued). Step 3: Assess Effects on Development Project from Individual Water Resource Issues Planning Item Planning Action Potential Controls Outside of Project Select and design controls at the conceptual level Potential Modifications to Project Make decisions on and design project modifications at the conceptual level Potential Effects on Other Airport Operations Conduct detailed modeling and other assessments of effects Timing for Actions Select controls and perform conceptual design in time to support NEPA documents Regulatory Coordination Verify suitability of proposed avoidance and control measures for NEPA approval Prepare control descriptions for NEPA documents Stakeholder Coordination Coordinate with other development project teams, NEPA team, and airlines on scope and cost of controls and mitigation measures Step 4: Consolidate Effects of Water Resource Issues on Development Project Planning Item Planning Action Potential Controls Outside of Project Identify conceptual options for combining controls and mitigation measures Potential Modifications to Project Coordinate integration of project design with design of controls Potential Effects on Other Airport Operations Identify infrastructure or operational changes needed to manage project impacts Timing for Actions Select controls and perform conceptual designs in time to support NEPA documents Regulatory Coordination Verify suitability of proposed avoidance and control measures for NEPA approval Prepare control descriptions for NEPA documents Stakeholder Coordination Coordinate with other development project teams, NEPA team, and airlines on scope and cost of controls and mitigation measures