Safety Improvements

Southwest Oregon Regional Airport

Environmental Assessment for
Runway Safety Area Improvements

Welcome to the Southwest Oregon Regional Airport (OTH) in North Bend, Oregon
Virtual Self-guided Open House for Runway 5/23 Safety Area Improvements Environmental Assessment (EA)

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) Runway Safety Area (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 with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as the FAA is the lead agency for this EA. Links are provided below to access the draft Environmental Assessment.

The public is invited to provide comment on the draft EA during the public comment period, November 15 to October 15, 2021. Comments can be submitted according to the instructions provided further down on this page.

Draft Environmental Assessment (EA)
Table of Contents and Chapters 1-5
Table of Contents and Full Appendices

How to Comment
Please submit comments via email to Comment forms will also be available at the Southwest Oregon Regional Airport 1100 Airport Ln, North Bend, OR 97459.
If you have any additional comments or questions, please reach out to one of the contacts below.

Aaron Killgore
Sr Environmental Planner
Mead & Hunt

Theresa Cook
Executive Director
Coos County Airport District