Birds eye view of Harvey Field.

Welcome to the Harvey Field Runway Improvement Project Environmental Assessment

The purpose of this website is to inform and engage the public and agencies in the process to document the potential environmental impacts of the Harvey Field Runway Improvement Project.

Project Overview

Harvey Field (the Airport) is a privately owned, public use, general aviation reliever airport located in the city of Snohomish, Washington. An airport master plan completed in 2018 identified projects that are needed to comply with current FAA runway safety and design standards. The proposed runway improvements include, but are not limited to:

  • Changing from a two parallel runway system (one paved and one grass) to one paved runway
  • Constructing a 2,400-foot asphalt runway 75 feet wide
  • Removing the existing runway and constructing a new parallel taxiway
  • Installing a retaining wall with water passage infrastructure (i.e., box culverts)
  • Relocating Airport Way
  • Relocating navigational aids and runway/taxiway lighting and fencing

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the lead federal agency for preparation of the Environmental Assessment (EA) in compliance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as amended (42 United States Code [U.S.C.] § 4321 et seq.) and Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 1500-1508), FAA Order 1050.1F: Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, FAA Order 5050.4B: NEPA Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions, and other applicable local, state, and Federal laws.


The official public comment period ended at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) on Friday, May 24, 2024.