Airport Authority Approves A Contract Amendment to RS&H California Inc. for the Replacement Passenger Terminal Project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

On December 10, 2018, the Airport Authority Commission approved to amend the existing contract with RS&H to memorialize an expanded scope of services and a $47,564 compensation increase specified by the FAA. After contract execution and commencement of the work, the FAA determined that it was necessary for RS&H to perform additional fieldwork in the northwest quadrant of the Airport. The FAA and RS&H agreed upon a revised scope of services and a $47,564 fee increase for the additional work. That work is now complete, and the proposed contract amendment will memorialize in the agreement the expanded scope of services and increased compensation that the FAA specified.

BACKGROUND

On April 16, 2018, in accordance with a selection by the FAA, the Commission awarded RS&H a contract in the amount of $2,811,801 for preparation of an EIS for the Replacement Passenger Terminal project. FAA completion of an EIS pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is a prerequisite for construction of the project. As the lead agency, the FAA is responsible for compliance with NEPA and the associated regulations. As the airport sponsor, the Authority is responsible for retaining an FAA-selected contractor to prepare the EIS.

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