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 Mather Air Cargo Expansion try's to go

 UNDER THE RADAR WITH DEADLINE

 

P:\2002\02-0325 Mather Master Plan\2013 Revised Project\Notices\PUBLIC NOTICE Revised DEIR.doc

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY

NOTICE is hereby given that a Draft Environmental Impact Report has been prepared by the County of Sacramento, State of California, and is available for public review pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines.

TITLE:

Mather Airport Master Plan (Revised 2013)

CONTROL NUMBER: STATE CLEARINGHOUSE NUMBER

2002-0325 #2007102040

LOCATION:

Mather Airport is located approximately 12 miles east of downtown Sacramento in the unincorporated portion of Sacramento County south of the City of Rancho Cordova. The airport occupies approximately 2,253 acres and is surrounded by a mix of land uses including: residential, commercial, industrial and open space.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The purpose of the Mather Airport Master Plan is to guide airport development over a 20-year period. The entire Mather Airport Master Plan can be viewed at:

http://www.sacramento.aero/scas/about/planning_design/

REVIEW:

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) may be reviewed at and at the following location:

Sacramento County Planning and Environmental Review 827 7th Street, Room 220 Sacramento, California 95814 (916) 874-6141

The Draft EIR is available online at:

http://www.derasearch.saccounty.net/portals/0/docs/EnvDocs_Notices/200203252020140221093333.pdf

To view individual chapters and appendices use the following link and type "mather airport master plan" in project title box, click "search now"- click "Details."

http://www.per.saccounty.net/EnvironmentalDocuments/Pages/SearchDocuments.aspx

Significant effects on the environment anticipated as a result of the project include impacts to Air Quality. The project site is included on the lists of sites enumerated under Section 65962.5 of the Government Code.

The review period for the Draft EIR begins February 21, 2014 and ends on April 8, 2014.

Comments regarding the Draft EIR should be submitted to the Sacramento County Environmental Coordinator and emailed to DERA@saccounty.net or mailed to 827 7th Street, Room 220, Sacramento, California, 95814.

Comments must be received by April 8, 2014. Failure to do so will not preclude your right to testify at a future public hearing for the proposed project.

A public hearing on the Mather Airport Master Plan project will be held in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, at 700 H Street, in Sacramento, but the date has not been scheduled at this time. A notice of the date and time of the public hearing will be provided by the hearing body authorized to conduct the public hearing for the proposed project. Interested individuals may check the materials for upcoming hearings on the website of the Board of Supervisors at:

http://www.agendanet.saccounty.net/sirepub/meetresults.aspx

 

Do You Live Under One Of These Lines Shown Below?

flight path tracks for Mather in 2007

The Expansion of Mather airport into a Major Air Cargo Hub is BACK!

WHO

After 5 years of hearing nothing Sac County has suddenly released it's Draft Environmental Impact Report (D-EIR) for the proposed Mather Airport Expansion. AKA: Jet Air Cargo Hub

Along with it’s comes threat of the many, many  Cargo Jets at night flying low over our homes and sleeping families!

WHEN

Date for Written/Email comments for CHALLENGING the ACCURACY of the D-EIR  ENDS on October 7, 2012.

WHAT

Once it becomes FINAL, the longer runways, expanded air cargo facilities, etc. along with it Sac County's stated goal to make Mather Airport "The Jet Air Cargo Hub of the Pacific Rim"

WHERE

All most ALL Air Cargo in the U.S. fly at NIGHT. In this case they will fly over our homes and sleeping (attempting to sleep) families.

HOW can we FIGHT BACK?

Here are 4 items for your review, which will help give you a better understanding of what you can do.

1. Contact our El Dorado and Sacramento County elected officials (or those running this fall) and tell them what you want them to do. Tell them you want them to FULLY review and write comments to Sacramento County’s D-EIR. Remember that document is written to help justify what Sac County wants, at El Dorado and Sac County residents expense!

2. Look at the web site where Sac County has the    D-EIR click here           www                         t ihttp://www.dera.saccounty.net/PublicNotices/SQLView/ProjectDetails/tabid/71/Default.aspx?ProjectID=31434t's a very big document, Look at the Tables in the Noise section, you will find that they have GREATLY UNDERSTATED the INCREASE of the number of Jet Air Cargo flights for future years. (Sac County’s own Master Plan for Mather has stated as many as 40 aircraft per hour, while the D-EIR increased Cargo flights by a few over 15 years!) In fact, it makes you wonder, WHY they would go to such great lengths for so few aircrafts over the next 5-10 years!!

3. Don’t be shy about writing QUESTIONS asking them where the D-EIR gets their data to draw their conclusions; when something you read doesn’t make sense, question it in writing to the address:

To: Sacramento County Environmental Coordinator

Email:click here mailto:DERA@saccounty.netDERA@saccounty.net

Snail: 827 7th Street, Room 220, Sacramento, CA 95814

4. If you live in Serrano, write, call, email the HOA and DEMAND they become Pro Active. I met with them on August 30th, and the Directors said they didn’t want to “take a political” stand. Political? This is about low flying, noisy Jumbo Jets over our sleeping families every night in the not too distant future!

Please e-mail this to as many friends and neighbors as you can (unless you want them to be up all night).

"Aviation is the only transport form not regulated in any significant way to reduce environmental impact."

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     Environmental Scoping Report dated January 16, 2008 for Mather Airport

Master Plan Draft Environmental Impact Repor Find out more

                             

City of Folsom News Release, November 21, 2007   Find out more

 

El Dorado County, NOP Response Letter, November 29, 2007  Find out more

 

City of Folsom, Mather NOP Comment Letter, November 29, 2007 Find out more

 

If 13 jet cargo operations a day is an issue now, imagine how it will be with 100!

Find out more

 

A Bad Idea

 

Ten Reasons not to Expand Mather

 

Questions for the Sac County BOS

 

 

Protect your property values!  Stop the increasing noise!

 

You may not have noticed a lot of low flying aircraft over your homes lately, but if Sacramento County gets its way, you will.

 

Dozens of aircraft will be cruising over your community, day and night, making as much noise as a vacuum cleaner right next to your bed!

 

Sacramento County wants to expand Mather into an international cargo hub – and they’ve already drafted plans to start the upgrades.  It’s not too late to stop the expansion, protect your property values and preserve the quality of life we all enjoy. 

 

Affected areas include the Sacramento communities of:

  • Rancho Cordova

  • Silver Springs

  • Rosemont

  • Gold River

  • Fair Oaks

  • Folsom

  • El Dorado Hills (north and south of Highway 50)

  • Cameron Park

  • Rescue

  • Shingle Springs

 

Noise is bad for everyone. It interferes with sleep, it aggravates high-blood pressure, it causes irritability and loss of productivity, and it is implicated in mental-health problems. Jet noise makes it hard to carry on normal conversations in some of our most heavily impacted areas such as those areas beneath the approach path for Mather.

Noise is harmful to children. People who live and work under aircraft noise are being hurt by it, especially children. Jet plane noise has been proven to cause permanent high blood pressure in kids. Classroom noise, especially from jet planes, has been proven over and over to cause severe learning problems. Cornell University, in particular, has been studying this problem for years. March 4, 1998, (find out more)The results are quite clear. Noise is bad for kids – at home, in the yard, at the park and at school.

Study of German children living near airports shows jet aircraft noise impairs long-term memory and reading ability. Oct. 7, 2002  (find out more)

El Dorado and Sacramento County residents care about noise. They want peace and quiet in their homes, gardens, parks, schools, businesses, hospitals and religious buildings. El Dorado and Sacramento County residents have consistently rejected claims by the SCAS: Sacramento County Airport System that noise only adversely affects those neighborhoods within a mile or two of the airport. Substantial noise problems exist as far away as Georgetown with inbound flights beginning as early as 3:00 am and coming in low and loud over the communities of Rescue, Shingle Springs, Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills and Folsom.

Communities for a Responsible Mather Airport (CRMA) has been formed to support the City of Folsom, Sacramento County Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan, and the residents of all affected communities to put a halt to this half-baked scheme.

 

We invite you to tour this web site and add your name to our support list.  You may not have signed on to live under the flight path of an international cargo hub, but you can sign on to fight it!

 

What can you do right now?

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This is the noise from UPS flight 897 over Folsom on March 9, 2005 at 8:11 PM. 9

 

 

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