As a result of the COVID-19 emergency, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is holding two virtual public workshops through video and teleconference for the Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) Environmental Assessment (EA). The FAA is conducting the workshops virtually to avoid a public gathering and protect public health in accordance with guidelines published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There will not be a physical place where the public can go in-person to speak or ask questions. The FAA will be using the video conferencing service, Zoom, to host two workshops and allow for remote public participation. You can register and participate in the workshop at this website and the workshops also will livestream on the FAA’s Youtube and Facebook pages. The sessions will be recorded and available for public viewing at this website. The workshops will include representatives from FAA, air traffic control and technical specialists.
How to Register
The FAA encourages everyone to register for one of the virtual public workshops using the following registration link:
Once registered, you can join the public workshop via the Zoom application using your web browser or phone. Instructions on joining with Zoom is included below.
If you have general questions about the meeting and how to join, you may contact the technical support team at email@example.com.
On the date of the meeting, click the link below up to 30 minutes before the scheduled start time. Please note that the link below will not be active until 30 minutes before the scheduled times above.
Zoom Application (Preferred Method)
- For the best experience, we recommend downloading and installing Zoom on your computer before the workshop begins. You can download the Zoom software in advance or at the time of the workshop using https://zoom.us/download.
Zoom Through Web Browser
- You do NOT need to install Zoom software on your computer to participate in the workshops. When you click on the meeting link provided at registration a new browser tab or window will open (depending on your browser settings). To join the public workshops, click the link near the bottom of the window that states “start from your browser.” We recommend Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox.
Join by Phone
- You can call into the public workshops via telephone (877-853-5247 or 888-788-0099, Webinar ID: 890 0036 6134#)
- You won’t be able to see the visual content presented in the workshop, but you can listen to the content and the Q&A.
Join by Social Media
- The Federal Aviation Administration will livestream the workshops on Facebook and YouTube on the agency’s links below:
Submitting Questions for the Workshop
The FAA encourages for all participants to use the virtual public workshops as a time to ask questions on the Boston Logan Draft Environmental Assessment. During the workshops, the FAA will be accepting questions submitted through the Q&A function in Zoom. To do so, please click the Q&A icon in the webinar controls at the bottom of the Zoom window to open the Q&A window.
If participants are viewing the workshops via Youtube or Facebook, questions may be asked in the comments section below each live stream. Participants may also submit questions during the public workshop by texting the questions to 617-237-0734. Questions will be compiled and read aloud by the meeting moderator for all participants to hear.
The purpose of the workshops is to provide information about the FAA’s Environmental Assessment (EA) and attempt to answer questions from the public about the EA. However, questions and answers about the EA during the workshops will not be included as a part of the EA, and public comments on the EA will not otherwise be taken during workshops. Formal comments on the EA must be submitted through the three comment methods described below and on the Comment tab of this website.
The FAA opened a 60-day public comment period which began on Sept. 21 and ends on Nov. 20, 2020. We welcome you to submit a comment by clicking “Submit a Comment” on the Comment tab on this website. The link will direct you to a comment form where you can provide any and all comments or ask questions about any aspect of the environmental document. You can also submit comments by e-mail or mail using the addresses below.
Environmental Science Associates
c\o Boston Logan RNAV (GPS) Approach EA
4200 West Cypress St
Tampa, FL 33607
Please note before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
To provide a seamless experience for all users there will be tech support prior to the virtual meeting as well as during. If you are having issues before and would like assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. During the virtual meeting there will be support on hand to assist in a technical issue that may arise. To contact support during the meeting you can utilize the chat function and message to the support team where someone will contact you separately to resolve the issue.