Runway 5/23 Safety Area Improvements

Environmental Assessment

Welcome to the Virtual Self-guided Open House!


The Coos County Airport District (CCAD) owns and operates the Southwest Oregon Regional Airport (OTH) in North Bend, Oregon. CCAD is proposing to construct improvements to the runway safety area (RSA) at the northeastern end of OTH’s main runway 5/23 (Proposed Action) to comply with current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) RSA design standards. The RSA is the surface surrounding the runway prepared or suitable for reducing the risk of damage to airplanes in the event of an undershoot, overshoot, or excursion from the runway.

The draft Environmental Assessment (EA) identifies the potential environmental impacts associated with the Proposed Action, as well as how any identified impacts could be avoided, minimized, or mitigated. The EA has been prepared pursuant to FAA requirements for compliance (FAA Order 1051.f) with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Links are provided below to access the draft Environmental Assessment.

Physical copies of the Draft EA may be viewed during regular business hours at the following locations:

Southwest Oregon Regional Airport Administration Office
1100 Airport Ln, North Bend, Oregon 97459

North Bend Public Library
1800 Sherman Ave, North Bend, OR 97459


Draft Environmental Assessment (EA)

Full Appendices
Appendices Part 1
Appendices Part 2

How to Comment

The public is invited to provide comment on the draft EA during the public comment period, February 1 to March 1, 2022.

Please submit comments via email to

Physical comments can be mailed to: Southwest Oregon Regional Airport Administration Office, 1100 Airport Ln, North Bend, Oregon 97459
or will be accepted at the Southwest Oregon Regional Airport lobby comment box.

If you have any additional comments or questions, please reach out to:

Aaron Killgore
Sr Environmental Planner
Mead & Hunt