Minimizing Environmental Impacts At Dane County Regional Airport
The Dane County Regional Airport (DCRA) views environmental sustainability and responsibility (EcoMentality©) as an integral part of its operational plan. DCRA is committed to reducing its contribution to global warming, improving air and water quality, reducing the impact of noise, and improving and preserving natural resources. In an ongoing effort to reduce the airport’s environmental footprint, DCRA is continuously developing and implementing new environmental conservation plans and strategies.
DCRA is subject to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other stringent environmental regulations set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The Federal Aviation Administration also actively promotes an environmentally sustainable industry by requiring NEPA conformance in the Airport Improvement Program grant process. In addition, NEPA publishes operational guidelines and best practices aimed at helping airports meet and exceed other environmental requirements. Such requirements include: air and water quality, solid waste and hazardous materials management, and natural resource protection and improvement.