The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register on December 18, 2018, that announced its intention to prepare this Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed construction and operation of a replacement passenger terminal and ancillary improvements (Proposed Action) at the Bob Hope “Hollywood Burbank” Airport (BUR or Airport). The FAA has published the Draft EIS on August 21, 2020. The 67-day public comment period on the Draft EIS ended on October 27, 2020. This Draft EIS discusses potential environmental impacts associated with implementing the Proposed Action, a range of reasonable alternatives to the Proposed Action, and the No Action Alternative. The Record of Decision (ROD) was signed on Thursday, May 13, 2021 and was issued in the Friday, May 21, 2021 Federal Register notice of availability. The FAA issued a single document that consists of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) and ROD pursuant to 49 USC § 304a.

The Proposed Action includes replacement of the existing 14-gate passenger terminal building, located in the southeast quadrant of the Airport, with a new 14-gate passenger terminal building in the northeast quadrant (also known as the former Lockheed-Martin B-6 Plant site) of the Airport. The existing passenger terminal building would be demolished, and parallel Taxiways A and C would be extended full length to the ends of Runways 15-33 and 8-26, respectively.

The FAA is the lead federal agency for the preparation of this EIS. This EIS is prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Council of Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA, FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, and FAA Order 5050.4B, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions. As the lead federal agency, the FAA selected a third-party contractor to assist in preparing this EIS. The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority (Authority), as the Airport Sponsor, provided the FAA with data needed to prepare this EIS.