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Public Notice of Availability

Federal Aviation Administration
Draft Environmental Assessment  
for Lebanon State Airport Airfield Improvements Project
Lebanon, Oregon

To: All Interested Agencies, Groups, and Individuals

Oregon Department of Aviation (ODAV), in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), has completed a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Lebanon State Airport Airfield Improvements Project in Lebanon, Oregon. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 the Draft EA has been prepared to disclose the potential economic, social, and environmental impacts of the proposed project. The Draft EA is being circulated for review and comment from the public and federal, state, and local agencies.

The project area occupies approximately 40.5 acres and is located entirely within the existing Airport boundaries. The purpose of the project is to comply with FAA design standards, meet the objectives of the Lebanon Airport Master Plan, and improve safety and operational conditions at the Airport by correcting existing non-standard taxiway configurations and airfield geometry.

The Draft EA will be available for public review and comment beginning on July 1, 2024. A copy of the Draft EA may be viewed at the following location:

Lebanon Public Library
55 Academy Street
Lebanon, OR 97355

The Draft EA is also available online at Written comments on the EA may be provided to:

Adam Merrill, Environmental Protection Specialist (Oregon)
Federal Aviation Administration
Seattle Airports District Office
2200 S. 216th Street
Des Moines, WA 98198

Public comment on the Draft EA is invited for a 30-day period extending from July 1 to July 31, 2024. All comments on the Draft EA must be received by the FAA no later than 5:00pm on July 31, 2024 to be considered.

Please make your comments as specific as possible as they relate to the proposed action, and include your name, address, and if possible, telephone number and email address. Any comments sent by email should reference “Lebanon Airport EA Public Comment" in the subject line. Comments from the federal, state, and local agencies and the public will be considered part of the Final EA. Substantive comments will be addressed as appropriate in the final documents. If no substantive comments are received by this deadline, the draft EA and associated Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) will become final and be published by FAA.

Please be advised that your entire comment, including such personal identifying information as address, phone number, and e-mail address, may be publicly available at any time. While you can ask in your comment to withhold from public review any personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

2024_Lebanon_Airport_EA+APPN_Public Review

The Streaked Horned Lark (SHL) is currently considered a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Streaked Horned Lark population is centered in parts of the Willamette Valley and the Northern Oregon Coast. Their habitat includes areas which are classified as sparsely vegetated grasslands for nesting such as airports. Oregon Department of Aviation's (ODAV) goal is to identify and protect nesting sites yet allow for airport projects to move forward to maintain the system of airports within Oregon. ODAV is closely working with both the FAA and USFWS to identify habitat locations at the various airports throughout Oregon that have been identified as potential habitat.

Streak Horned Lark and Airports.pdfStreak Horned Lark and Airports
SHL Occupancy and Abundance Protocols.pdfSHL Occupancy and Abundance Protocols
SHL Special Rules.pdfSHL Special Rules

The purpose of this survey was to collect the rates and charges currently in effect for all of Oregon's public-use airports, including those privately owned. Complied into one comprehensive document, the Oregon Department of Aviation (ODAV) provides this resource to assist airport sponsors and operators with benchmarking, developing, and updating Rates and Charges for airports throught Oregon.

2021 Statewide Rates and Charges Report

​The Oregon Department of Aviation has updated our online portal, the Oregon Aviation Program Payments system, which now includes the ability to request and pay for aeronautical studies. This replaces our previous notification process, which means you will now provide notice of proposed construction or alteration through the portal instead of submitting FAA Form 7460-1 to us.

​The portal can be found here: Pay Your Fees​​ To complete the notification process, click on Aeronautical Study and follow the prompts.

In addition to accepting payment through the portal, payment will also still be accepted over the phone at 503-378-2217 or via check sent to Oregon Department of Aviation, 3040 25th Street SE, Salem, OR 97302.

 If you have questions or suggestions related to aeronautical studies or any portion of this process, please contact Brandon Pike, Aviation Planner, at 503-378-2217 or

For information on the on-going planning projects for the state owned airports, please click here​.  ​

​​Initial Drone Registrations About to Expire

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reminding everyone whose drone registrations expire in December that the DroneZone is the FAA's official website for registration.

If you completed your drone registration directly with the FAA before the DroneZone was established in January 2018, a DroneZone account was created for you using the information you provided. Access your account by entering the same email address you used when you first registered, and by using the “forgot password" tool to establish a new password.

If you registered using a third-party service, contact that company to request your DroneZone login credentials. Otherwise, you will have to create a new account in the DroneZone and get a new registration.

Registration on the DroneZone is fast and easy and the fee is only $5 for a three-year period. All drones must be registered, except those that weigh .55 pounds or less (less than 250 grams) and are flown exclusively under the Exception for Recreational Flyers (PDF). Please do your part to keep the skies safe and renew your registration today.​

Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) the future of the Aurora State Airport

Contact: Oregon Department of Aviation
Alex Thomas | ODAV Planning & Programs Manager

More information: Aurora State Airport Master Plan ( on the “Public Meetings Page"

About the project

An Airport Master Plan is a facility planning study that represents an airport's “blueprint" or plan for long-term, mid-range and short-term development on the airport.  As required by the Federal Aviation Administration, the Aurora State Airport Master Plan will provide specific guidance in making the improvements necessary to maintain a safe and efficient airport that is economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable. The Airport Master Plan will define the needs of the Airport through a comprehensive evaluation of facilities, conditions, and federal airport planning and design standards.  It will also consider what is happening around the Airport that could affect the future plans, development, and operation of the Airport.


OregonBuys, the state of Oregon's new eProcurement system, is now live.  This system replaces the Oregon Procurement Information Network (ORPIN).

Oregon Buys is a full procure-to-pay eProcurement solution that automates procurement processes using web-based applications.  This technology-enabled solution allows the state to procure goods and services at the best value.

To receive orders from the Department of Aviation and other state agencies, you must register as a vendor in OregonBuys.  If you have not yet registered please visit the OregonBuys system page here​.  Registering in OregonBuys is free and only takes a few moments.

If you have any questions or need registration support, please reach out to OregonBuys at

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