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The City of Phoenix has requested the Federal Aviation Administration reinitiate consultation under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act to consider the effects of the flight path changes implemented in September 2014 on historic properties. Listed below is the correspondence that has occurred between the City Historic Preservation Office, the State Historic Preservation Office and the FAA.

On. Dec, 22, 2016, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton sent Sen. John McCain a letter of thanks for his response regarding Sen. McCain's efforts to address the flight path changes implemented by the FAA.

On Dec. 15, 2016, Sen. John McCain sent Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton a letter of thanks for Mayor Stanton's efforts to address the needs of Phoenix residents impacted by the flight path changes.

On Oct. 27, Director of Aviation Services James E. Bennett sent this letter in response to FAA Regional Administrator Glen A. Martin's follow-up letter requesting additional information and clarification related to a previous request to reinitiate consultation under the National Historic Preservation Act.

On Oct. 5, 2016, FAA Regional Administrator Glen A. Martin sent this letter in response to Director of Aviation Services James E. Bennett's request to revert to pre-Sept. 18, 2014 flight path usage to mitigate noise impacts as a result of the north runway closure.

On Sept. 30, 2016, the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) sent this letter supporting the City’s request to reinitiate consultation under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

On Sept. 20, 2016, the City responded to the FAA’s Sept. 15, 2016 letter with supplemental information.

On Sept. 15, 2016, the FAA sent a second letter in response to the City’s request to reinitiate consultation, and requested additional information.

On July 29, 2016, the FAA sent this letter responding to the City’s request to reinitiate consultation, stating that the FAA had received the request and was reviewing the letter sent on July 8.

On July 8, 2016, the City sent this letter requesting that the FAA reinitiate consultation under the National Historic Preservation Act and Section 4 (f) of the Department of Transportation Act.



A listing and summation of previous correspondence between the City of Phoenix Aviation Department, Arizona Airport Managers of Arizona, regional and municipal stakeholders, and the FAA can be found on the Flight Paths Metroplex page.