Massport’s 2016 Proposal to Increase Parking at Logan Airport by 5,000 commercial spaces (Update: December 2016)

Massport has requested that MassDEP increase the current parking freeze limit now in effect at Logan Airport by revising its regulations at 310 CMR 7.30 to permit 5,000 additional parking spaces.  

Find Massport’s proposal to MassDEP here: Massport’s 2016 Proposal to Increase Parking at Logan Airport  pdf format of Massport Proposal to Increase Parking at Logan Aiprort
file size 2MB

To solicit feedback on Massport’s request, MassDEP convened a stakeholder group and held two stakeholder meetings in the fall of 2016– on September 22 and November 29, 2016.  At the September meeting Massport presented its proposal to add 5,000 parking spaces and the air quality benefits expected from reducing drop off / pick up trips to and from Logan Airport.

Presentation from DEP Stakeholder Meeting with MassPort on 9/22/2016  pdf format of DEP Stakeholder Meeting with MassPort on 9/22/2016
presented by Massport at 9/22/16 meeting (First Stakeholders meeting)

At the second meeting Massport explained in more detail its methodology for evaluating vehicle miles traveled and how expected emission reductions were calculated.  

Presentation from DEP Stakeholder Meeting with MassPort on 11/29/2016  pdf format of DEP Stakeholder Meeting with MassPort on 11/29/2016
file size 2MB given by Massport on 11/29/16 (Second Stakeholders meeting)

What’s Next?  If MassDEP moves forward with proposed revisions to the regulation there are 3 steps that will include opportunity for public comment and involvement.

  1. Draft regulations will be proposed for public comment, with public hearings to be held.   The draft regulations will constitute a draft revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP).
  2. The final regulations and SIP revision will be submitted to EPA for review and approval.  EPA will solicit public comment on its proposed decision on Massachusetts’ SIP revision in the Federal Register; and  
  3. Review of Massport’s proposed airport parking facility construction through the MEPA process.