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Early release of consultant reports for the expansion of Kingston Airport

June 10, 2016

To give residents time to review the reports before the next council meeting on June 21, the City of Kingston has released the consultant's report on the screening-level environmental assessment for the expansion of Kingston Airport.

In addition, consultants carried out new forecasts for aircraft noise, projected to 2026. Using a variety of models, including Transport Canada's latest model, conclusions have been the same as prior studies– that any increase to noise would be negligible. The results were the same for changes to emissions affecting air quality due to the increased activity level forecasted for 2026.

"The City's consultants will be presenting the findings of the recently completed comprehensive environmental, noise and air quality reports for the City's airport expansion project to council on June 21," said Denis Leger, commissioner of transportation, facilities and emergency services. "To allow councillors and interested persons the time to review these reports prior to the meeting, we are providing them a week earlier than the usual timeline for council reports."

The environmental assessment was carried out to identify any environmental impacts, and legislative requirements that would have to be met. This exercise also allowed the City to identify mitigation measures that will be carried out to ensure that impacts from construction and expansion are negligible.

The report is located at www.cityofkingston.ca/city-hall/projects-construction/airport-expansion.

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