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GOOD MORNING.

MY NAME IS ALISON ALTER.

I SERVE AS MAYOR PRO TEM.

I WILL BE CHAIRING THE MEETING TODAY.

IT IS TUESDAY, APRIL 5TH, 2022.

IT IS 9 0 7.

AS WE CONVENE THIS WORK SESSION OF THE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL.

I'M JOINED ON THE REGULAR DAYAS BY COUNCIL MEMBERS.

WANTAS ELLIS POOL, KELLY AND VAILA AND ON THE VIRTUAL DAYAS BY COUNCIL MEMBERS TOVO AND MAYOR ADLER AND COUNCIL MEMBER KITCHEN HAS ALSO, UM, JUST JOINED US ON THE REGULAR DAYAS.

UM, THIS MORNING, WE'RE GOING TO TAKE UP ITEMS IN THE FOLLOWING ORDER.

THE JET FUEL STORAGE BRIEFING PULLED ITEMS, EXECUTIVE SESSION, UM, WHICH MAY BE DURING THE LUNCH HOUR.

WE'LL SEE.

AND THEN WE HAVE A PRETTY HEAVY AUSTIN ENERGY UTILITY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AGENDA, WHICH IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE 30 AND WE'LL DO OUR BEST TO, TO MAKE THAT TIME.

UM, FOR RIGHT NOW, I AM SHOWING THE PULLED ITEMS AS THE FOLLOWING ITEM 69, AND I KNEW THERE ARE A COUPLE OF REMARKS PERHAPS ON SOME OTHER ITEMS. UM, SO WE'RE GOING TO BEGIN WITH SOMEONE TALKING TO ME.

OKAY.

UM,

[Bl. Jet Fuel Storage Facility Briefing]

WE'RE GOING TO BEGIN WITH THE JET FUEL STORAGE BRIEFING.

IF STAFF WANTS TO MAKE THEIR WAY FORWARD TO DO THAT BRIEFING AND COUNCIL MEMBER FIDESSA HAS ASKED TO MAKE A FEW BRIEF REMARKS BEFORE WE START SO RECOGNIZED COUNCIL MEMBER FOR THIS.

THANK YOU, MAYOR PRO TEM, AND WOULD ALSO LIKE TO PULL ITEM 43, WHICH IS THE JET FUEL RESOLUTION FOR CONVERSATION TODAY.

COLLEAGUES, BEFORE WE START, I WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO PROVIDE SOME REMARKS BECAUSE I KNOW WE'RE ABOUT TO RECEIVE A LOT OF INFORMATION REGARDING THE AIRPORT'S PROPOSED EXPANDED JET FUEL FACILITY.

I FIRST WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT LAST WEEK'S INCIDENT AT THE AIRPORT THAT MADE NATIONAL HEADLINES, UM, YOU KNOW, DUE TO THE LONG LINES AT THE AIRPORT, UM, WAS LARGELY DUE TO TSA STAFFING ISSUES AS WELL AS A RENTAL CAR AGENCY HICCUP.

AND SO TSA IS HANDLED BY OUR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

UM, SO THAT IS SEPARATE FROM THE LOW FUEL ALERT THAT WAS ISSUE.

AND IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO RECOGNIZE THAT THE LOW FUEL ALERT DID NOT IMPACT ANY SCHEDULED WEIGHT, ANY SCHEDULED FLIGHTS IN THE WAY OF CANCELLATIONS DELAYS.

AND SO WHEN WE, UM, TALK ABOUT THIS ISSUE, I JUST DON'T WANT TO CONFLATE WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK, UM, WITH THE TSA STAFFING SHORTAGES THAT WE'RE EXPERIENCING AT THE AIRPORT.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT I GET TO SPEAK WITH THE FULL DE DEUS ABOUT, UM, THIS ISSUE.

AS YOU ALL KNOW, WE DO HAVE SUB QUORUM, UM, RULES.

AND, UH, AND SO I WANT, I THOUGHT IT WAS IMPORTANT FOR ME TO WALK THROUGH A TIMELINE, UH, TO BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW WE GOT HERE BECAUSE FIVE OF US ON THIS DAY, US WERE NOT PART OF THE INITIAL CONVERSATIONS REGARDING THE MASTER PLAN, WHICH I WILL REFER TO AS THE VISION PLAN, GIVEN THE RACIST CONNOTATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH CALLING IT A MASTER PLAN.

AND 2017, THE AVIATION DEPARTMENT BEGAN CREATING THE 2040 VISION PLAN, WHICH GUIDES THE AIRPORT'S GROWTH AS A DOUBLES IN SIZE AND SERVES AS A ROADMAP TO THE FUTURE MODERNIZATION OF OUR AIRPORT IN 2017, THE AIRPORT THEN UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF DIRECTOR SMITH HELD THREE TYPES OF MEETINGS.

THIS INCLUDED PUBLIC MEETINGS.

IT ALSO INCLUDED FORMING TWO COMMITTEES.

ONE OF WHICH WAS A TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND ANOTHER WAS A PROJECT ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF THE PUBLIC MEETING TYPE FOUR COMMUNITY MEETINGS WERE HELD AND CONDUCTED AS PART OF THE VISION PLAN ENGAGEMENT.

SO ONE, I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE KNOW ONLY FOUR BECAUSE I'D LIKE TO KNOW OF ALL OF THE VISION PLANS AT THE CITY OFFERS, YOU KNOW, IS FOR COMMUNITY MEETINGS AND, UH, AVERAGE, UH, TYPE OF ENGAGEMENT TO HAVE FOR SUCH A, SUCH A BIG UNDERTAKING OF A VISION PLAN.

AND ONE ITERATION OF A VISION PLAN OF THESE FOUR PUBLIC MEETINGS THAT WERE CONDUCTED FUEL WAS MENTIONED TWICE AT THE SECOND AND THIRD MEETINGS AND WITH YOU ON THE DAY IS, AND WE'LL BE SURE TO EMAIL THIS OUT TO OUR COLLEAGUES JOINING VIRTUALLY, UM, THERE WERE TWO SLIDES THAT ARE PRINTED IN FOR YOUR REVIEW.

UM, OF THOSE TWO SLIDES THAT MENTIONED FUEL.

IT IS A SYMBOL OF A GAS PUMP AND NOT WHAT THE TANKS WILL ACTUALLY LOOK LIKE.

AND I, AND I POINT THIS OUT BECAUSE SYMBOLS MATTER.

AND BECAUSE WHEN YOU'RE HAVING THESE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROCESSES AND YOU'RE SETTING UP A CONVERSATION WITH YOUR COMMUNITY, IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE'RE FULLY TRANSPARENT.

AND OCTOBER 30TH, 2018 CITY COUNCIL HELD A WORK SESSION MEETING WHERE A BRIEFING REGARDING THE AUSTIN BERGSTROM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT VISION PLAN WAS INITIALLY PRESENTED TO COUNCIL.

MY STAFF AND I HAVE BOTH REVIEWED THE VIDEO.

IT'S ABOUT A 20 MINUTE CONVERSATION.

WE'LL BE SURE TO LINK IT HERE ON THE MESSAGE BOARD, UM, SHORTLY AFTER TODAY'S WORK SESSION.

AND

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THAT CONVERSATION INITIATED BY MAYOR PRO TEM ALTAR.

THERE WERE MANY CONCERNS BY THE COUNCIL ABOUT THE LACK OF INFORMATION PRESENTED AND CONFUSION TO THE VISION PLAN, UM, DUE TO THE SCARCITY OF INFORMATION PRESENTED AND COMPARED, ESPECIALLY IN COMPARISON TO OTHER VISION PLANS BROUGHT FORWARD TO THIS COUNCIL.

THE CONCERN VOICED BY MEMBERS OF THIS DAY IS, WAS THAT THE MAP THAT WAS PRESENTED WAS A MAP WITHOUT GOALS.

AND ALSO WITH YOU ON THE DAY AS THERE IS THAT SLIDE DECK THAT WAS PRESENTED TO COUNCIL BACK IN 2018.

AND WE DO HAVE THE, UM, THE GRAPHIC, THE VISION PLAN, UH, TABBED FOR YOU TO, TO LOOK OUT DURING THIS CONVERSATION AS PART OF THAT CONVERSATION, UH, THE THEN AIRPORT DIRECTOR, DIRECTOR SMITH, HE HIGHLIGHTED THAT THE GUIDANCE THAT THIS WAS A GUIDANCE DOCUMENT TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, DENOTING THE CAPABILITIES OF THE AIRPORT TO EXPAND THAT THIS WAS NOT SET IN STONE AND BACKED HE, THAT THIS WAS NOT THE POURING OF CONCRETE AND THAT THERE WOULD BE VARIOUS CHECKPOINTS COMING TO COUNCIL IN REGARDS TO THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS.

AND AT WHICH POINT COUNCIL WOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE MORE DETAILED M DEPTH CONVERSATIONS REGARDING THE VISION PLAN COUNCIL MEMBER FLANAGAN ASKED IF HE ASKED IF WE WERE TO CHANGE A PART OF THIS PLAN, HOW DIFFICULT THAT WOULD BE, OR IF IT WAS SET IN STONE, THE RESPONSE THE COUNCIL MEMBER RECEIVED FROM THE AIRPORT DIRECTOR WAS THAT THESE AMENDMENTS COULD BE MADE AND THAT THEY WERE NOT LABORIOUS AND THAT IT WOULD INCLUDE REDOING THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROCESS AND MAKING ANY ADJUSTMENTS TO THE PLAN.

NOW, I NOTE THIS BECAUSE IT'S IMPORTANT TO HIGHLIGHT THAT THAT WAS THE DIRECTION AND FEEDBACK THAT THIS COUNCIL RECEIVED WHEN FIRST DISCUSSING THE AIRPORT VISION PLAN.

AND SO WHY DID THIS NOT COME BACK TO COUNCIL? WHY WAS THE PROCESS PAINTED TO COUNCIL AT THE TIME THAT IT WASN'T A BIG DEAL TO HAVE ANY ADJUSTMENTS OR CHANGES TO THE VISION PLAN? THE VISION PLAN ULTIMATELY ENDED UP BEING APPROVED TWO DAYS LATER AT THE COUNCIL MEETING IN 2018.

AND I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND ANY OTHER MATERIALS OR COMMUNICATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN BROUGHT FORWARD.

AND OF COURSE I WOULD DEFER TO MY COLLEAGUES TO SEE IF THEY'VE EVER RECEIVED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AS I WAS NOT ELECTED YET.

AND NOT PART OF THAT ORIGINAL CONVERSATION.

SO HERE WE ARE THREE AND A HALF YEARS LATER.

AND THE NARRATIVE THAT IS BEING PAINTED TO ME IS MUCH DIFFERENT.

IN FACT, VERY CLEARLY WE SAW THAT MY COMMUNITY HAD HARDLY ANY SAY IN THIS PROCESS.

AND WHEN IT CAME TO MY ATTENTION ABOUT THE PROPOSED SITE, MY OFFICE IMMEDIATELY TOOK ACTION AND WE HELD TWO COMMUNITY MEETINGS IN THE FALL.

WE ALSO PASSED A RESOLUTION THAT WAS UNANIMOUSLY SUPPORTED BY THIS COUNCIL BACK IN DECEMBER, THAT DIRECTED ADDITIONAL COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ON THIS ISSUE AT ASPIRIN ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS ON THE FUEL SITE AND ASKED FOR DETAILED INFORMATION AS TO WHAT OTHER ALTERNATIVES WERE CONSIDERED.

THE RESPONSES I'VE RECEIVED FROM OUR AVIATION DEPARTMENT INCLUDE THAT THERE IS NO OTHER SITE THAT THIS WOULD TAKE TOO MUCH TIME AND THAT ALL OF THIS WAS ALREADY APPROVED.

AS PART OF THE VISION PLAN.

I WILL BE UPFRONT THAT I HAVE HAD A RANGE OF EMOTIONS THAT INCLUDE FROM BEING SAD TO FRUSTRATED, TO DISAPPOINTED WHEN WE LOOK AT THE VISION PLAN AND WHAT IT LAYS OUT, IT CALLS FOR THE RELOCATION OF HIGHWAY 71.

SO LET ME REPEAT THAT THIS VISION PLAN, THE 2048, WE LOOK AT 20, 40 AND BEYOND.

WE ARE WILLING TO RELOCATE A HIGHWAY, WHICH IS GOING TO BE COMPLEX, EXPENSIVE, DIFFICULT TO DO, BUT YET WHEN IT COMES TO A FUEL FACILITY, WE SOMEHOW ARE NOT ABLE TO DO THAT.

WE'RE NOT ABLE TO RELOCATE IT.

AND, AND SO THAT IS A VERY DIFFICULT THING FOR ME TO UNDERSTAND.

AND OF COURSE THAT'S WHAT COMPELLED TODAY'S CONVERSATION IS WHY WE'RE BRINGING FORWARD ITEM 43, THAT WOULD, WOULD ASK TO LOOK AT ALTERNATIVES FOR THIS FUEL SITE.

AND LASTLY, I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT THAT WE DON'T HAVE TO GO TOO FAR BACK IN OUR CITY'S HISTORY TO SEE ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM AT PLAY IN THE CITY THAT WE ALL ADORE AND THE NINETIES, THE COMMUNITY ORGANIZED IN A SIMILAR FASHION TO STOP THE FUEL FARM IN EAST AUSTIN.

IT TOOK 15 YEARS TO CLEAN UP AND COUNTLESS FAMILIES WERE AFFECTED WITH HIGH RATES OF CANCER AND POOR HEALTH OUTCOMES.

NOW, SOME OF THOSE VERY SAME FAMILIES ARE ORGANIZED ORGANIZING AGAINST THIS FUEL TANK FARM IN SOUTH EAST.

THE MISTRUST AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT HAS ONLY GOTTEN BIGGER.

AND SO WE HAVE A CHOICE TO MAKE THIS WEEK.

WELL, WE ALLOW OUR EAST SIDE FAMILIES TO CONTINUE TO BE SUBJECTED TO AIR POLLUTANTS OR WHAT WE WANT TO ENSURE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR COMMUNITY ITEM 43 IS ROOTED IN MY COMMUNITY.

IT'S ROOTED AND UNDERSTANDING THAT WE CAN DO BETTER FOR OUR COMMUNITY, OUR COMMUNITY DESERVES BETTER.

AND SO I, UM, I LOOK FORWARD TO TODAY'S CONVERSATION AROUND THE JET FUEL SITE,

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CITY MANAGER, THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER FOR THOSE OPENING REMARKS.

AND I WANT TO THANK THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL FOR CREATING THIS OPPORTUNITY TODAY TO HAVE THIS CRITICAL CONVERSATION, UH, HAS AS HAD BEEN OUTLINED, WE HAVE BEEN ASKED TO, UH, REALLY REVIEW THE SAFETY THAT'S RE UH, UH, INVOLVED IN THIS JET, A FUEL STORAGE FACILITY, AND LOOK AT THE ALTERNATIVES THAT WERE, UH, EXAMINED BY OUR AIRPORT DEPARTMENTS AND OTHERS.

AND SO TODAY WE HAVE A PRESENTATION THAT WILL BE LED BY A JACQUELINE LEANFT OUR CEO OF THE AVIATION DEPARTMENT, AND WE HAVE, UH, NUMEROUS STAFF AS WELL HERE TO ANSWER ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE A THOROUGH, COMPREHENSIVE AND TRANSPARENT IN THIS DISCUSSION WITH YOU TODAY, DR.

JEFF, OUR POINT PRESENTATION.

UM, AGAIN, THANK YOU MAYOR PRO TEM COUNCIL MEMBERS AND CITY MANAGER FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HERE TODAY.

UM, MY NAME IS JACQUELINE .

I'M THE CEO OF DAWSON VERSUS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AVIATION JOINING ME TODAY, A FEW OF AIRPORT STAFF MEMBERS, ALSO THE FA GOING TO BE AVAILABLE VIRTUALLY, UM, THE WATERSHED DEPARTMENT REPRESENTATIVES AND A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE, UM, AUSTIN FIRE DEPARTMENT, AND ALSO A CONSULTANT THAT WE HIRED TO VALIDATE THE PROCESS.

THEY'VE ALL BEEN IN THE ROOM TO, UM, SUPPORT THE PRESENTATION TODAY AND ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS I'M HERE SPECIFICALLY TO DISCUSS, UM, ONE OF THE MINI MASTER PLAN PROJECTS, AS YOU'VE HEARD, UH, THE MASTER PLAN CALLS FOR ABOUT 61 PROJECTS TO MEET THE 20, 40 MA, UM, GROWTH THAT THE CITY AND THE AIRPORT WAS ANTICIPATED AND FORECASTED.

UM, PART OF ALSO THE AIRPORT EXPANSION DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, OR YOU'LL HEAR ME SAY A LOT THE AEDP, WHICH IS VALUED ABOUT $4 BILLION PROGRAM THAT WE ANNOUNCED ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO TO EMBARK TO MATCH THE, OF THE CITY THAT'S HAPPENING BEHIND US.

UM, I ALSO WANT TO MENTION THAT THE AIRPORT EXPANSION DEVELOPER PROGRAM AND THE PROGRESS THAT WE HAVE IN THERE TODAY, WE ARE ALMOST ABOUT SIX YEARS BEHIND TAKING ON THAT EXPANSION TO MATCH THE GROWTH AND WHAT WE'RE SEEING.

AND I'LL EXPLAIN A LITTLE BIT LATER IN THE SLIDES ON THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AS COUNCIL MEMBER QUANTAS MENTIONED THAT THE MASTER PLAN WAS FOUR WORKSHOPS IN 20 17, 20 18.

WHEN I WAS HIRED IN 2019, I WAS COMMITTED TO DELIVERING AN IMPROVED AND A MODERNIZE, UM, AIRPORT THAT SUPPORTS OUR CITY AND ECONOMIC GROWTH.

AND THE PROSPERITY THAT COMMITMENT HAS ALSO TO LEAD AN ORGANIZATION THAT IS NOT ONLY AN ECONOMIC DRIVER, BUT ALSO A CUSTOMER DRIVEN AND A COMMUNITY FOCUSED.

DOES THE AIRPORTS, UM, AUSTIN'S AIRPORT IS CO OWNED AND OPERATED, UM, SORRY IS A CITY OWNED AND OPERATED FACILITY.

AND I WANT ALL OF THE AUSTIN AND CENTRAL TEXAS TO BE PROUD OF WHAT WE DO AND WHO WE ARE.

I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE IN THIS SLIDE HERE TODAY, THAT I CLEARLY UNDERSTAND THE CITY'S HISTORY OF DISCRIMINATORY POLICIES AND DECISIONS.

AND AS A COMMUNITY-DRIVEN AIRPORT OWNED AND OPERATED BY THE CITY IS CRITICAL.

AND WE DO UNDERSTAND THAT WE HAVE TO MAKE EQUITABLE AND SOUND DECISIONS FOR TODAY AND FOR THE FUTURE OF THE AIRPORT IN 20 17, 20 18, AGAIN, THE HOSTED THE FOUR WORKSHOPS TO GIVE THAT VISION OF WHAT THE AIRPORT WILL DO FOR THE FUTURE OF THE AIRPORT, THE GROWTH TO MATCH THE ANTICIPATED FORECAST OF PASSENGER AND CARGO ACTIVITIES.

THOSE FORK OR SHOPS WERE HEAVILY ATTENDED BY FOLKS FROM THE COMMUNITY, FROM OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES, TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY UNDERSTAND WHAT THE AIRPORT IS PUTTING TOGETHER AS A PLAN FOR THE FUTURE.

AND IT REALLY LOOKS AT EVERY SQUARE INCH, LITERALLY AT THE AIRPORT, HOW BEST TO FIT THE, IS THESE CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT THE PASSENGER OR CARGO.

THERE IS A LOT OF REQUIREMENTS OF WHERE THE SITES OF THE AIRPORT THAT WERE DISCUSSED IN THE MASTER PLAN TO WHERE EXACTLY WHAT IS BEST FIT TO THE TYPE OF INFRASTRUCTURE OR FACILITY THAT WE'RE OPENING OR WE'RE PUTTING TOGETHER.

WE'VE MET WITH THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

UM, ALSO RECENTLY AS FAR OF, UM, THE DISTRICT TO CONCERN COMMUNITY, UM, OF THE PROJECT AND THE INFORMATION ABOUT IT.

AND WE ALSO, AS A PART OF THE RESOLUTION, WE MET AGAIN, SO A TOTAL OF SIX MEETINGS SINCE OCTOBER OF 2021 THAT WE HELD WITH THE COMMUNITY AND THE MEMBERS, A VERY PROUD AND, AND VERY GRATEFUL FOR THE COMMUNITY TO, TO BE ENGAGED WITH THE AIRPORT AND WHAT WE'RE DOING, AND THEY WANT TO LEARN WHAT'S GOING ON, AND ALSO TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE ENGAGED WITH THEM TO GIVE THEM INFORMATION ABOUT OUR ENVIRONMENTAL, UM, FOCUS AND OUR ENGAGEMENT WITH THEM AT NRF, THE GROWTH OF THE AIRPORT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, THE COMMUNITY, UM, RIGHTFULLY IS HAD SO MANY QUESTIONS, UM, A LOT OF THEM ON, AND I'LL, I'LL TALK ABOUT THEM, UM, OF WHAT THE INFORMATION WE HAVE.

AND,

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UM, PART OF THE WORKSHOPS, PART OF THE SIX MEETINGS THAT WE'VE HAD, WE PROVIDED A LOT OF THE DOCUMENTATIONS, ALL THE Q AND A'S ON A WEBSITE AVAILABLE, UM, AT ANY TIME.

SO WE WERE TRANSPARENT FROM THE BEGINNING TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'VE HAD ALL THE DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR ANY QUESTIONS, AND ALSO AVAILABLE TO ANSWER ANY OF THE QUESTIONS DURING THE MEETINGS OR OUTSIDE OF THOSE MEETINGS.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, A LOT OF THE FOCUS AND A LOT OF THE FREQUENT QUESTIONS CAME OF WHY ARE YOU PUTTING THE TANKS 500 FEET AWAY FROM HOMES? IS THAT REALLY THE SITE THAT'S SUITABLE? IS THERE ANY OTHER LOCATIONS? IS IT SAFE? AND HOW WILL, UM, HIGHWAY 180 3, FOR EXAMPLE, THE TRAFFIC WILL CHANGE AND WHAT WOULD DO IF WE DELAYED THE SITE AND MOVE IT.

AND THEN ALSO WILL YOU BE HIGHER WILLING TO HIRE AN ENVIRONMENTAL FIRM TO VALIDATE THE QUALITY AND DATA? SO THAT'S REALLY WHAT I'M GOING TO FOCUS ON ON THE NEXT FEW SLIDES OF ANSWERING THESE QUESTIONS SPECIFICALLY, BECAUSE AGAIN, THEY WERE THE MOST FREQUENT AND GIVE, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE YOU A BIGGER OVERVIEW OF WHAT WE'VE PUT TOGETHER SO FAR.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO, FIRST OF ALL, LET ME EXPLAIN THE S THE JET FUEL STORAGE FACILITY, THE PURPOSE AND THE NEED, BUT ALSO HIGHLIGHTS THE SAME FACILITY THAT HAS EXISTED FOR THE LAST 20 YEARS OF THE AIRPORT, UM, OPERATING SAFELY FOR THE LAST 20 YEARS.

UM, THE EXISTING FACILITY, AS YOU'VE SEEN THE PICTURE ON THE RIGHT IS ACTUALLY SITTING ABOUT 300 FEET AWAY FROM BUILDINGS WHERE CITY EMPLOYEES, AND OTHER EMPLOYEES OF THE AIRPORT.

AND I'VE BEEN WORKING NEARBY.

UM, AS YOU SEE, THERE'S PRESIDENTIAL BOULEVARD LEADING TO THE TERMINAL, UH, WHERE WE HAVE PASSENGERS COMING IN AND OUT EVERY DAY, AND THEN ACROSS FROM, UM, OUR OFFICES THAT WE WORK FROM TODAY, ALSO THE CURRENT FACILITY, UM, OFFERS TWO TO THREE DAY WORTH OF FUEL WORTH OF FUEL SUPPLY.

UH, THE INDUSTRY AVERAGE I WOULD LIKE TO HIGHLIGHT IS FIVE TO SEVEN.

HOWEVER, WHAT WE'RE DOING HERE IS NOT SPECIFICALLY TO TRY TO CATCH UP WITH INDUSTRY STANDARDS.

IT'S ACTUALLY TO TRY TO RESPOND TO THE GROWING AND THE GROWTH THAT WE'RE SEEING AT THE AIRPORT.

UM, I'D LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT THE AVERAGE GROWTH AN AIRPORT SEES AROUND THE COUNTRY IS ABOUT 4% ANNUALLY.

AUSTIN IS DOING 8%.

THAT GROWTH IS DEFINITELY PUTTING PRESSURE ON A CRITICAL FACILITY THAT WE NEED TO PUT IN MATCH WITH THAT ADB PROGRAM AND EXPEDITE SOME OF THOSE PROJECTS.

AND AS EXAMPLE, TODAY, WE HAVE THE BAGGAGE HANDLING, UM, PROJECT GOING ON ALREADY THAT HAS BEEN EXPEDITED AND ALSO A CARGO FACILITY THAT HAS BEEN EXPEDITED TO MATCH THE NEED.

UM, THAT MASTER PLAN ALSO CALLED FOR 30 MILLION PASSENGERS BY 2040, SEEING THE NUMBERS THAT WE HAVE TODAY AND THE RECOVERY OF THEIR COVID, WE WILL ACTUALLY GET TO THE 30 MILLION PASSENGERS A LOT SOONER THAN 2040, AND THAT IS ANOTHER NEED, WHY WE NEED TO STICK TO THE SCHEDULE AND OUR PROJECTS THAT WE HAVE TODAY.

UM, AND I'LL SHOW, I'LL TALK ABOUT THE, UM, THE COMPLIANCE THAT WE'VE DONE WITH THE PROJECT TO GET THEM TO THE PERMITTING PROCESS AND APPROVAL.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, ACTUALLY, CAN I GO BACK ONE SLIDE? I APOLOGIZE.

UH, ONE THING I DO WANT TO HIGHLIGHT IN THE SITE HERE, IF YOU LOOK AT THE PICTURE THAT YOU THINKS ARE SITTING ON WHAT WE CALL A CONTAINMENT POOL, LITERALLY IT'S LIKE A SWIMMING POOL ON TOP OF CONCRETE THAT WILL CAPTURE ALL THE FUEL IN THE TANKS.

IF THERE'S A SPILL TODAY OR BREAK INTO THOSE TANKS, THAT IS ANOTHER SAFETY FEATURE.

AND WE'LL TALK ABOUT A LOT OF THE SAFETY FEATURES OF THE TANKS HAVE, BUT THAT IS A VERY IMPORTANT FEATURE THAT I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT TODAY OF WHY THIS SITE HAS BEEN SAFE OPERATING FOR THE LAST 20 YEARS.

AND EXACTLY WE'LL BE MATCHING THAT DESIGN IN A NEW YOU SIDE, BUT EVEN MORE ADVANCED.

THANK YOU.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO, AS I SAID, THERE'S ABOUT 61 PARK PROJECTS IN THE MASTER PLAN AND ALSO THE AIRPORT EXPANSION DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.

UM, AS YOU SEE HERE IN THE PURPLE, UM, ALL OF THEM, THESE PROJECTS ARE HIGHLIGHTED TODAY.

SOME OF THEM ARE ALREADY IN PROGRESS OR DESIGN OF SOME SORT, THE BAGGAGE HANDLING SYSTEM IS ONE OF THEM.

UM, AND THEN ALSO CARGO FACILITY.

BUT A LOT OF THOSE PROJECTS THAT YOU SEE IN THE PURPLE ARE PART OF HOW THEY ARE DEPENDENT ON EACH OTHER TO BE BUILT, TO BE ABLE TO MATCH THAT GROWTH OF THE PASSENGERS, EITHER BEING GATES, TAXIWAYS, EVEN A UTILITY PLAN THAT WE NEED TO BUILD IN.

YOU WANT TO MATCH THE CAPACITY AND TO BE ABLE TO SERVE THE NEW GATES WE HAVE BECAUSE THE CURRENT FACILITY THAT WE HAVE FOR UTILITY PLANT CANNOT SUPPORT THAT.

UH, THERE WILL BE CONSTRUCTION ON THE ROADWAYS IN THE BARBARA JORDAN, WE'RE EVEN ADDING AN OPTIMIZING THAT BARBARA JORDAN TERMINAL TO ADD CAPACITY.

UM, SO EVERY SQUARE INCH ON OUR AIRPORT WILL BE IN CONSTRUCTION OF SOME, SO MODE TO ADD FACILITIES THAT WILL SUPPORT THE LOT.

THE OTHER THING I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT QUICKLY ON THIS PICTURE IS THE, THE GREEN BOX, WHICH IS THE PROPOSED SITE FOR THE JET FUEL STORAGE, UM, AND THE TRANSFER LINE THAT WOULD BE EIGHT FEET UNDER THE RUNWAYS TO THE EXISTING FILE.

THAT TRANSFER LINE IS VERY IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THE INTEGRITY OF

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CREATING A TRANSFER LINE BETWEEN TWO FACILITIES TO TRANSFER THE FUEL BETWEEN THE TWO SITES.

UM, THAT IS ALSO, WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT IT A LITTLE BIT.

W ONE OF THE REASONS OF THE CRITERIA THAT WAS MATCHING TO PICK A SITE AND WHERE IT WOULD BEST FIT THAT TRANSFER LINE PLAYS A HUGE ROLE OF WHERE IT IS AND HOW FAR IT'S GOING TO BE.

I DO WANT TO HIGHLIGHT THAT ALL STORAGE FEEL TANKS WILL BE ABOVE GROUND.

THEIR TRANSFER LINE WILL BE UNDERGROUND.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO QUICKLY.

I DO WANT TO, I'M NOT A TECH CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY OR OF A SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT ON THE CHEMICALS, BUT I DO WANT TO HIGHLIGHT A COUPLE OF THINGS BETWEEN WHAT HAPPENED IN EAST AUSTIN TANKS AND THE PROPOSED SITE TODAY.

FIRST OF ALL, IT WAS 30 YEARS AGO.

A LOT HAS HAPPENED IN 30 YEARS.

I'M NOT NOTHING ABOUT THEIR, FOR STAFF, FOR US THAT WE'RE ACTUALLY DISCOUNTING THE ISSUE BACK THEN.

I WOULD FEEL THE SAME EXACT WAY WHEN I HAVE TANKS THAT WERE, UM, AUDIT IN THE MIDDLE OF A COMMUNITY FOUR OR FIVE FEET, FOUR TO FIVE FEET AWAY FROM HOMES LITERALLY BY, BY FENCE.

UM, DEFINITELY ALSO POORLY MANAGED AND LACKED SOME ADEQUATE SAFETY AND DESIGNS AND PROTOCOLS.

TOTALLY UNDERSTAND.

HOWEVER, THE SITUATION WE'RE IN TODAY IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THAN IN 30 YEARS.

THERE'S A LOT OF IN A LOT OF CHANGES TO, UM, IMPROVE DESIGNS AND IMPROVED ENVIRONMENTAL AND FIRE SAFETY STANDARDS, AND ALSO REGULATIONS.

WE, THE NEW SITE SITS ON 10 ACRES OPERATED BY ONE OF THE JEDI FUEL STORAGE EXPERTS THAT AROUND THE COUNTRY, EVERY AIRPORT IN THE COUNTRY TODAY HAS A JET FUEL STORAGE FACILITY.

AND THERE IS A SUBJECT MATTER.

EXPERTS HAVE BEEN DOING THIS FOR YEARS TO SERVE THE AIRPORTS.

UM, IT'S ALSO DESIGNED TO PREVENT POLLUTION AND VIOLATIONS.

UM, IT HAS EMERGENCY PLANS FOR LEAKS AND SPILLS.

WE HAVE OUR OWN FIRE DEPARTMENT ONSITE FOR RESPONSE.

UM, WE ALSO HAVE REGULAR REGULAR INSPECTIONS BY THE FAA, BY THE CITY, BY THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THE AIRPORT STAFF ON THE SITE THAT HOW IT OPERATES TODAY.

UM, BUT IT'S MORE IMPORTANT.

I WANT TO MENTION TOO, THAT THE PHASE ONE OF THE PROJECT WAS CAUSED FOR THE FIRST TWO TANKS.

UM, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN THOSE TWO TANKS AND THE RESONANCE IS ABOUT 700 FEET FOR THE FIRST RESIDENT.

UM, SO THAT IS AGAIN, UH, APPROXIMATELY IF I PUT IT IN THAT LANGUAGE, TWO FOOTBALL FIELDS SEPARATED BY A HIGHWAY 180 3 IN BETWEEN, AGAIN, HUGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TODAY ITS PROJECT AND PROPOSED TO WHAT HAPPENED 30 YEARS AGO.

UM, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS SLIDE ACTUALLY HIGHLIGHTS A LITTLE BIT OF THE DISTANCE.

UM, IF YOU SEE ON THE LEFT SIDE, IT TALKS ABOUT PHASE ONE, WHICH IS THE FIRST TWO TANKS.

UM, THE CIRCLES INDICATE THE DISTANCE 500, 700 1,002 THOUSAND BY COLORS.

UM, IF YOU SEE THAT THE FIRST PHASE, WE WOULD HAVE ONE RESIDENT WITH ESTIMATED, BUT WITHIN THE 700 FEET AND FOR RESIDENTS WITHIN THE FIRST THOUSAND FEET OF THE F THE FIRST PHASE OF THE PROJECT, UM, ON THE RIGHT SIDE IS PHASE TWO, THE OTHER TWO TANKS FOR A TOTAL OF FOUR, WHICH IS THE LONG-TERM PLAN FOR ABOUT 15 TO 20 YEARS FROM NOW, WHERE WE WOULD IMPACT, WE WOULD EVENTUALLY PUT UP A PHASE TWO, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, ONE OR THE OTHER QUESTIONS THAT THE COMMUNITY HAD ASKED IN THE MEETINGS OF WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVES AND WHY, AND CAN WE LOOK AT OTHER SITES? AND, UM, THEY ALSO SUGGESTED BY THE COMMUNITY, UH, BACK IN JANUARY, THEY GAVE US 12 SITES.

THEY, UM, LOOKED AT THE MAPS AND THOUGHT MAYBE CAN FIT.

I DO WANT TO HIGHLIGHT, UM, CIRCLE NUMBER ONE.

AND THE STAR IS, AGAIN, THE CURRENT SITE IS NUMBER ONE.

THE PROPOSED SITE IS WHERE THE STAR IS THE OTHER SITES, AS YOU CAN SEE, UM, FIRST OF ALL, SELECTING SITES UNDER THE FAA REQUIREMENTS, UM, THE FAA REQUIRES US TO GO THROUGH A SITE SELECTION CRITERIA THAT LOOKS AT THE FLOODPLAINS SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS ONE.

UM, AS YOU SEE THE PICTURE ON THE RIGHT, THE FLOODPLAINS ARE, UM, I WOULD SAY ALMOST ROUNDING OR WRAPPING THE AIRPORT ON ONE SIDE, BUT THE SITE ITSELF IS NOT IN THE FLOOD PLAINS.

UM, THE OTHER SELECTION CRITERIA, AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, THAT TRANSFER LINE BETWEEN THE, THE CURRENT SITE AND THE NEW ONE, AND PROTECTING THE INTEGRITY OF THAT TRANSFER LINE, ALSO PROTECTING THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF THE AIRPORT.

SO, AS I MENTIONED TO 8% GROWTH THAT WE'RE SEEING AT THE AIRPORT HERE, ALL OUR EXPANSIONS INSIDE THE FOOTPRINT INSIDE THE FENCE NEED TO MATCH THAT GROWTH.

BEING A CARGO FACILITY, JEDI FACILITY GATES FOR AIRCRAFT PASSENGERS, TAXIWAYS, OR RUNWAYS WERE VERY LIMITED TO WHERE WE CAN PUT SPECIFIC INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT THAT PASSENGER GROWTH, BUT ALSO TO MEET THE RECOMMENDED FFA, EITHER BEING THE HEIGHT, THE PROTECTION ZONE FOR THE RUNWAYS

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OR THE CONNECTIVITY TO THE GATES OR SO FORTH.

UM, SOME OF THE OTHER SITES ALSO THAT ARE PRESERVED FOR THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT HAVE A LARGER IMPACT SUCH AS NOISE OR FUME FROM AIRCRAFT BURNING THE JEDI, OR ACTUALLY EVEN THE CONNECTIVITY TO THE PASSENGER FACILITY.

UM, AND THE, THE GATES.

UM, I DO WANT TO MENTION ALSO THAT SOME OF THE SITES LIKE NUMBER EIGHT OR NINE THROUGH 12, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AIRPORT HAVE, UM, RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES ALSO.

SO IF WE LOOK AT SITE NUMBER EIGHT, FOR EXAMPLE, IT'S ABOUT 727 FEET AWAY FROM A RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY.

UM, WE ARE SURROUNDED BY COMMUNITY TO, AGAIN, THE FOCUS FOR THE AIRPORT AND THE COMMITMENT IS TO HAVE A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ENVIRONMENTALLY FOCUSED AND BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR TO ALL OUR COMMUNITY ALL THE WAY AROUND THE AIRPORT.

UM, THE ALTERNATIVE SITES TO BE PRESENTED WERE, WERE, UM, AS I MENTIONED, SIMILAR DISTANCE TO THE CURRENT SITE TODAY, UH, OUR MAIN FOCUS WORKING WITH THE FAA WAS THE C NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT OF THE PROJECT TO THE COMMUNITY SURROUNDING US, BUT I WILL, UM, LIKE TO INVITE KANE CARPENTER TO TALK SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT.

UH, THERE WAS A LOT OF QUESTIONS THAT CAME ABOUT HOW WE, UM, DONE THE, THE, UH, ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT ARE THE TANKS SAFE, UM, AND ALSO THE RESPONSE TO THE FEATURES IMMEDIATELY, UH, TO PREVENT A LARGE SCALE EMERGENCY IN LIKELY IF IT HAPPENS FOR A FIRE SPILL.

SO, KEN, WE'LL TALK A LITTLE BIT IN THE NEXT TWO SLIDES ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESS.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

HI, UH, KEN CARPENTER, I'M THE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGER AT THE AUSTIN AIRPORT.

UM, SO I THINK IT'S CLEAR THAT THIS IS A FEDERALLY OBLIGATED FACILITY AND, UM, THE NEPA PROCESS IS DRIVEN BY THE FAA.

SO, UM, WHEN WE GO THROUGH THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT, UM, PROCESS, UM, WE'RE WORKING WITH THE FAA AND THE DEVELOPER, OR IF IT'S AN AIRPORT PROJECT, THE AIRPORT IS WORKING DIRECTLY WITH FAA.

SO TODAY, UM, THIS, THIS PARTICULAR PROJECT WENT THROUGH NEPA, UM, AND THE PROPER CATEGORY TO CLEAR THE PROJECT AND EVALUATE ANY SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS.

UM, AND THAT WAS DECIDED BY THE FAA WAS AN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT.

UM, JUST KIND OF THE HIGHLIGHTS THERE FOR THOSE FIRST COUPLE OF BULLETS.

UM, WE REALLY LOOKED AT THESE CATEGORIES, WHICH I THINK ARE RELEVANT TO A FUEL FARM AND OUR FAA PARTNERS AND THE ACTUAL FUEL FARM OPERATOR HAVE EXPERIENCED OPERATING THESE FACILITIES.

SO EVERYONE AGREED THAT WE REALLY NEEDED TO FOCUS ON AIR QUALITY, BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES, LAND USE COMPATIBILITY.

UM, NOISE WAS A CONCERN SURFACE, TRANSPORTATION, WETLANDS, WATER RESOURCES, FOR INSTANCE, A FLOOD PLAIN, UM, AND ANY WETLANDS THAT WE COULD HAVE THAT WOULD BE WITHIN THE PROJECT AREA OR ADJACENT, UM, CULTURAL RESOURCES WERE EVALUATED.

UM, THOSE CAN BE, UM, YOU KNOW, FOR INSTANCE, A CEMETERY, UM, UH, ANY KIND OF HISTORIC SITE.

UH, SO WE COORDINATED WITH THE STATE OF TEXAS, UH, UH, STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICER TO CONFIRM, UM, THAT WE DIDN'T, WEREN'T IMPACTING THE CULTURAL RESOURCES, UH, DESIGNATED BY THE STATE OF TEXAS.

UM, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE WAS EVALUATED, VISUAL RESOURCES, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, OF COURSE, UM, AND FLOODPLAINS KIND OF DOES FIT UNDER, UH, WETLANDS AND WATER RESOURCES.

SO WE WENT THROUGH THE PROCESS.

UM, IT WAS DETERMINED THAT NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS WOULD OCCUR BASED ON THE NATURE OF THIS FACILITY, MEANING THAT IT IS HEAVILY REGULATED.

LOTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITS ARE BEING REQUIRED TO OPERATE THE FACILITY, LOTS OF BEST PRACTICES.

UM, THIS IS A HEAVILY REGULATED FACILITY.

SO PART OF THOSE MITIGATION REQUIREMENTS, SPILL PREVENTION IS A TOP PRIORITY.

UM, THEY HAVE A PLAN IT'S EVALUATED BY AN ENGINEER.

WE AUDIT THE PLAN EVERY YEAR.

UM, ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT COMPONENT IS A FACILITY RESPONSE PLAN.

AND THE FACILITY RESPONSE PLAN IS ACTUALLY SENT TO THE EPA REGION SIX, UM, IN DALLAS.

AND SO THAT PLAN IS SIGNIFICANT, MEANING THAT THEY'RE PREPARED TO RESPOND TO A RELEASE, THEY HAVE THE RESOURCES AVAILABLE, THEY'RE DOING TRAINING.

AND SO THAT'S, THOSE ARE SOME OF THE MAJOR MITIGATIONS THAT, UM, THERE ARE ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS, BUT THOSE ARE SIGNIFICANT.

UM, AND THEN ANY IMPACTS TO 180 3 THAT WOULD BE OFFSITE, UM, TO THE AIRPORT WERE WORKED THROUGH WITH TXDOT AND WE ARE MODIFYING ADDING, UM, A DECELERATION ACCELERATION LANE OFF OF 180 3.

UM, WE DO WANT TO NOTE THAT 180 3 IN THIS AREA WILL BE, UM, UPDATED IN NEAR FUTURE BY TXDOT.

SO TXDOT IS IN THE PLANNING PHASE TO DETERMINE HOW AND WHAT 180 3 WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE NEXT DECADE.

SO WE'LL BE AHEAD OF THAT WITH THIS PROJECT, BUT WE ARE MAKING MODIFICATIONS

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TO 180 3 TO LIMIT THE IMPACTS TO 180 3.

UM, JUST SOME GENERAL FACTS THERE.

UH, IT'S PHASE ONE, WHICH ARE THE TWO TANKS, 60 TO 80 TRUCKS PER DAY.

UM, I THINK ALL OF US KNOW 180 3 IS VERY BUSY.

AND SO, UM, THE ESTIMATES ARE SOMEWHERE AROUND 45,000 VEHICLES PER DAY.

UM, SO WE CAN SEE HERE THAT, UM, THE TRUCK TRAFFIC WILL BE MINIMAL.

AND THEN LAST THING AS, UH, MISSY AF STATED THE, THE FAA ISSUED A FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT IN APRIL OF 2020, UM, BASED ON THE LIMITED AND SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS IDENTIFIED THROUGH THIS PROCESS.

UM, SO I'M GOING TO GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

I, I KNOW WE WILL HAVE SOME QUESTIONS LATER ON THIS.

AND, UM, AS, AS MICHIF STATED, UM, FAA IS ON THE CALL AND THEY'RE AVAILABLE TO ANSWER ANY REALLY SPECIFIC TECHNICAL QUESTIONS.

I WILL ANSWER THOSE THE BEST I CAN, BUT I MAY BE DEFERRING TO THEM IN THE FUTURE.

UH, NEXT SLIDE.

SO JUST TO GO OVER SOME OF THE PERMITS, UM, THE EMISSIONS, I KNOW ARE A CONCERN, BUT THEY ARE AUTHORIZED BY THE TCEQ THROUGH A PERMIT BY RULE, WHICH IS KIND OF LIKE A STANDARD PERMIT FOR FACILITIES THAT HAVE LOWER, UH, POTENTIAL TO EMIT EMISSIONS.

AND SO THE, WE HAVE, WE WORKED THROUGH WITH, UM, OUTSIDE CONSULTANTS, WE'VE WORKED THROUGH WITH THE ACTUAL DEVELOPER, MEANING THE FUEL, THE FUEL CONSORTIUM TO CONFIRM THAT THIS PERMIT IS LEGAL AND APPLICABLE TO THIS SITE.

AND I CAN STAND HERE TODAY AS SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN OVERSEEING ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE AT THE AIRPORT FOR MANY YEARS, THE FACILITY IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THIS COUNTRY.

UM, AS FAR AS, AS FAR AS AIR QUALITY, UM, ADDITIONAL PERMITS THAT ARE SIGNIFICANT, THEY WILL HAVE A STORMWATER DISCHARGE PERMIT ISSUED TO THEM BY THE STATE OF TEXAS.

THEY HAVE ONE TODAY.

UM, THEY CAN BE INSPECTED BY THE STATE AT ANY TIME.

UM, AND, AND THAT PERMIT IS A PUBLIC, UH, IS ON THE PUBLIC FORUM.

MEANING SOMEONE CAN GO IN AND MAKE A COMPLAINT OR ARE ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THEIR COMPLIANCE AND THE STATE WILL RESPOND TO THAT.

UM, WE, THEY DO REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY.

UM, THERE'S A PROGRAM IN TEXAS WHERE IF YOU HAVE A CERTAIN THRESHOLD OF CHEMICALS AT YOUR FACILITY, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO REPORT THOSE TO THE COMMUNITY, UM, THAT IS OFTEN REFERRED TO AS TEXAS TIER TWO.

AND SO THEY DO THAT TODAY AND THEY WILL DO THAT IN THE FUTURE.

THAT IS BENEFICIAL FOR THE STATE TO KNOW, AND ALSO THE LOCAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE, UH, ENTITY AND THAT'S AFD IN THIS COMMUNITY.

AND SO AFD KNOWS EXACTLY HOW MUCH, UM, UH, HOW MANY CHEMICALS AND WHAT VOLUMES ARE STORED AT THIS PARTICULAR SITE.

UM, THEY HAVE CITY OF AUSTIN PERMITS SITE PERMIT.

UM, I THINK EVERYBODY KNOWS TO GET A SITE PERMIT IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN, UM, UH, HAS A LOT OF REQUIREMENTS WHICH ARE GOOD TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT, THIS FACADE SITE, IT TOOK ABOUT A YEAR AND THEY HAVE RECEIVED, UM, A CITY OF AUSTIN SITE PERMIT AND THEY'VE RECEIVED BUILDING PERMITS AFD.

THEN ON TOP OF THIS ISSUES, ANOTHER HAZARDOUS MATERIALS PERMIT DUE TO THE VOLUME OF THE, OF THE STORAGE AT THE SITE.

UM, AND SO THEY HAVE IT, THEY MAINTAIN ANOTHER AFD, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS PERMIT, AND THEN THEY HAVE A STATES, I MEAN, A CITY, UH, STORMWATER PERMIT ISSUED TO THEM BY WATERSHED PROTECTION DEPARTMENT, OUR SISTER DEPARTMENT, AND THEY ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH THAT PERMIT, WHICH, UM, IS INSPECTED ANNUALLY BY WATERSHED.

UH, SO THAT'S ANOTHER STORMWATER DISCHARGE PERMIT THAT THEY HAVE, WHICH STORMWATER IS ONE OF OUR MAJOR CONCERNS WITH THE VOLUME OF MATERIAL AND THE AMOUNT OF MATERIAL THAT WE'RE TRANSFERRING AT THIS PARTICULAR SITE.

UM, NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION, UH, SOME SETBACKS THERE FOR FIRE AND EXPLOSIVE PROTECTION.

UM, WE ARE EXCEEDING THOSE WITH THE PROJECT.

UM, THE FIRE CODE IS COMPLICATED, BUT, UM, WE HAVE FOLKS HERE THAT CAN ANSWER THOSE QUESTIONS, BUT THOSE ARE JUST SOME GENERAL, UM, NOTES ABOUT HOW WE'RE COMPLYING WITH THE REGULATION.

UH, THAT ACTUALLY IS THE REGULATORY, UM, GUIDANCE FOR THIS PARTICULAR SITE.

SO I THINK, I THINK THAT'S IT FOR ME.

AND I'LL HAND IT BACK.

I'LL HAND IT BACK OVER TO JACKIE.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, AND THEN ON THAT SLIDE, THAT KANE WAS TALKING, I ALSO WANT TO HIGHLIGHT THAT THERE IS NO, UM, ACCORDING TO THE FFA REGULATION IN PLACE OF HOW FAR A STORAGE FACILITY NEEDS TO BE FROM HOUSES, THERE'S NOTHING DOCUMENTED AND DEFINED THAT WAY.

THERE IS ON OTHER ISSUES, FOR EXAMPLE, NOISE AND THE DECIBELS ON.

SO, BUT THERE'S NOTHING IN THE AFA THAT REQUIRES A CERTAIN DISTANCE FROM HOUSES.

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THE ONLY THING WE HAVE AS SOON AS KANE SHORT ON THE SLIDE BEFORE IS THE NFCA REQUIREMENTS.

THIS SLIDE SPECIFICALLY TALKS ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL INSPIRE SAFETY.

UM, THIS IS AGAIN WHAT WE HAVE IN PLACE HERE ABOUT THE FUEL LEVEL SENSORS, THE AUTO SHUT OFFS, THE SPILL TANKS AND THE WATER CONTAINMENT AND THE CONTAINMENT STRUCTURES I MENTIONED.

AND I SHOWED IN THE PICTURE IN THE BEGINNING AND THE MULTIPLE PERMITS THAT WE HAVE, THE MULTIPLE INSPECTIONS THAT WE HAVE ON THE SIDE THAT EXIST TODAY FOR THE LAST 20 YEARS.

THERE'S ANOTHER TESTIMONY OF WHY THIS IS A SAFE SITE AND THIS IS A SAFE PROJECT TO HAVE.

UM, AND IF YOU SEE THE HISTORY OF ALL THE OTHER AIRPORTS AROUND IN THE COUNTRY AND HOW THEY HAVE IT, UM, SUSTAINABILITY, HIGH HIGHLIGHTS, I DO WANT TO EMPHASIZE TODAY OF WHAT HAVE WE ACCOMPLISHED AT AUSTIN AIRPORT THAT THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND THE COUNCIL MEMBERS SHOULD BE PROUD OF.

AND I KNOW YOU ARE OUR CARBON, UH, CREDITATION THAT WE JUST ACHIEVED.

ONE OF THE FIRST AIRPORTS ACHIEVED BEING CARBON NEUTRAL.

IT TAKES A LOT ACTUALLY FROM ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY FOR US TO ACHIEVE SUCH SUCH ACCREDITATION.

AND, AND WE'VE DONE KUDOS TO MY TEAM AND THE CITY OF AUSTIN WORKING TOGETHER WITH ALL THE OTHER DEPARTMENTS TO ACTUALLY GET TO THAT LEVEL.

THERE'S A LOT OF EFFORTS IN PLACE.

I WON'T TALK ABOUT A LOT OF THEM, BUT WE'RE, UM, LEAD GOLD RATINGS ON SEVERAL BUILDINGS THAT WE HAVE.

WE BUY BACK OUR EMISSIONS TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYTHING THAT WE DO AT THE AIRPORTS, WE ARE ALSO CONSCIENTIOUS OF THE ENVIRONMENT AROUND US AND THE COMMUNITY AROUND US.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

TWO MORE TO GO.

THAT'S IT.

THIS LAST SLIDE HERE, THE QUESTION WAS ASKED, WHAT WOULD BE THE IMPACT? IF WE ARE TO DELAY THIS PROJECT, WE DID HIRE A THIRD PARTY CONSULTANT TO COME UP WITH THE ANALYSIS AS THEY DO ALWAYS FOR OUR ECONOMIC ENGINE OUTPUT INTO THE COMMUNITY.

UM, AS A REGIONAL AIRPORT, EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT AN AIRPORT IS AN ECONOMIC ENGINE TO THE REGION AND TO THE CITY SPECIFICALLY ON THIS PROJECT, AND THESE NUMBERS ARE RELATED SPECIFICALLY TO THIS PROJECT.

IT TAKES, IT'S GOING TO TAKE 58 TO 60 MONTHS TO COMPLETE THIS PROJECT FROM THE DAY WE TALKED ABOUT IT TO ACTUALLY OPERATING.

SO WE'RE 30 MONTHS INTO IT ALREADY BETWEEN THE DESIGN, THE PERMITTING, THE NEPA PROCESS AND THE FAA APPROVAL AND WHERE WE ARE TODAY TO BE SHOVEL READY, WHICH WE ARE ON SCHEDULE.

THAT WAS SUPPOSEDLY IN MARCH OF THIS YEAR, THAT WE WERE SUPPOSED TO START CONSTRUCTION, WHICH IS ANOTHER 28 TO 30 MONTHS.

SO IF WE ARE TIMEFRAME WISE TO THE LATEST PROJECT IS ANOTHER 30 MONTHS TO START ON A NEW SITE BECAUSE WE HAVE TO START ALL OVER.

BUT WHAT DOES THAT DO TO OUR FLIGHTS? SO TODAY, AS YOU HEARING ABOUT THE FUEL SHORTAGE NOTICE AND ALERTS THAT WE'RE ASKING THE AIRLINES, BASICALLY WHEN WE HAVE A FUEL SHORTAGE ALERT, THE AIRLINES ARE ASKED TO TAKE HER FUEL IN OR CARRY EXTRA FUEL WITH THEM, OR HAVE THE RISK OF DIVERTING OUT OF AUSTIN TO FUEL SOMEWHERE IN A DIFFERENT AIRPORT, SUCH THAT WE HAD, UH, UH, BRITISH AIRWAY DUDA, UM, DURING THE FORMULA ONE, UH, TIMEFRAME.

SO WITH THE INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS THAT WE HAVE TODAY AND ALL THE GROWTH THAT WE'RE HAVING STARTING MARCH SIX, WE ACTUALLY ADDED 50 DAILY FLIGHTS TO THE AIRPORT.

UM, WE HAVE A RISK OF HOW MANY FLIGHTS CAN WE HANDLE WITH THE CAPACITY OF THE FUEL THAT WE HAVE TODAY IN THE TANKS, THAT IF WE ARE TO THE LATEST PROJECT AGAIN, AND START ALL OVER THE CALCULATION SHOWS, AT SOME POINT WE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO, UM, SERVE THESE FLIGHTS AND WE RISK LOSING THESE FLIGHTS COMING INTO THE CITY OF AUSTIN, EITHER THEIR CARGO OR PASSENGER.

UH, WE DID NOT DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN THE TWO OF THEM, HOWEVER, AND WHAT THAT MEANS IS, UH, BECAUSE OF THE DIRECT AND INDIRECT JOBS THAT ARE RELATED TO THESE FLIGHTS BEING SUPPORT TO THE AIRLINES OR CARGO OR, UM, UH, GROUND HANDLERS JOBS, OR SO EQUATED ABOUT, ABOUT $4.7 BILLION IN LOST PAYROLL, NOT CITY JOBS, BUT THE COMMUNITY JOBS THAT ARE ACTUALLY LIVE OFF THOSE FLIGHTS.

UM, AND, AND, UH, THE BUSINESSES THAT'S TRY FROM THE AIRPORT AND ALSO ABOUT $6.7 BILLION IN LOSS OUTPUT.

AGAIN, THIS DATA WAS VALIDATED BY A THIRD PARTY CONSULTANT, NOT AIRPORT STAFF.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

OKAY.

SO THIS IS OUR LAST SLIDE HERE FOR EXCEEDING THE REQUIREMENTS.

WHAT I, WHAT I CALL THE SAYING, WE HIRED AN ADDITIONAL THIRD PARTY TO VALIDATE THE EA PROCESS, UM, AS AT A REQUEST TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'VE DONE EVERYTHING RIGHT, AND CHECK THE BOXES AND EVERYTHING THAT WE'D DONE WITH THE FEDERAL STATE AND CITY REGULATIONS.

UH, WE ALSO HIRED A THIRD PARTY CONTRACTOR.

THIS IS OUR PART OF OUR COMMITMENT TO MONITOR AND AUDIT THE FACILITY WHEN WE START OPERATING IT, TO MAKE SURE THAT WHAT WE SAID IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING FOR OUR SAFETY, UH, ON OUR, UM, OPERATIONS, WE'VE LISTENED TO THE COMMUNITY ON, UH, ON A FEW OF THE OTHER THINGS ABOUT IMPROVING THE FACILITY DESIGN.

THEY ASKED FOR DECORATIVE FENCING, ALSO LANDSCAPING AND HARDSCAPING.

AND WE'RE ALSO WORKING WITH THE ART AND PUBLIC PLACES TO PUT SOME ART COORDINATION IN FRONT OF THE FACILITY.

UM, WE'RE ALSO COMMITTED TO NOT JUST FOR THIS PROJECT SPECIFICALLY, ONE OF THE COMMITMENTS YOU GOT, I WANT, WANNA, I WANT TO EMPHASIZE TODAY IS WE'RE COMMITTING TO HAVING A BETTER COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

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GOING FORWARD BY CREATING WHAT WE WOULD CALL A GREEN TEAM, WHICH IS, UM, AIRPORT STAFF, BUSINESS PARTNERS, COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS, TO SHARE TOGETHER THE VISION FOR COLLABORATING WITH THE COMMUNITY ON THE SUSTAINABILITY GOALS FOR THIS PROJECT AND ALL THE OTHER PROJECTS THAT WE WILL SEE FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS AND MOVING FORWARD TO, UH, WE WANT TO CELEBRATE TOGETHER THAT ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AND THAT GREEN TEAM WOULD BE OUR PART TO CONNECT WITH ALL THE COMMUNITIES AND ALL THE DISTRICTS AROUND THE AIRPORT TO MAKE SURE EVERYBODY'S KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT WHAT WE'RE DOING, SHARING OUR DOCUMENTS AND THEIR INPUT AND PUTTING TOGETHER, UM, THE FUTURE TOGETHER.

WE'RE ALSO GOING TO HIRE A FULL-TIME COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PERSON AS PART OF OUR BUDGET AND WORK ON A ROBUST COMMUNITY, APPRO OUTREACH, EXCUSE ME, TO SUPPORT THE ADP PROJECTS.

SO, UH, WITH THAT SAID, I'M HAPPY TO TAKE ANY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU, MR. APPRECIATE THE THOROUGH, UM, PRESENTATION COLLEAGUES.

ARE THERE QUESTIONS? UM, I UNDERSTAND THAT WE HAVE SOMEONE FROM THE FAA ALSO AVAILABLE.

IF WE HAVE QUESTIONS, COUNCIL MEMBER, BAYLA, AND COUNCIL MARPOL WITH REGARD TO THE CURRENT SITE.

UH, AND, UM, I'VE BEEN LOOKING AT THE MAPS.

IT'S JUST HARD TO KIND OF TRACK WITH THE KIND OF PERSPECTIVE AND, AND THE CURRENT, UH, WHAT ARE THE PLANS FOR THE CURRENT SITES WHERE THE, THE, THE TANK SIT? SO THE CURRENT SIDE PART OF THE FUTURE PLAN IS THE RUNWAY AND TAXIWAY EXPANSION.

AGAIN, PART OF THAT GROWTH TO HANDLE THE PASSENGER FLIGHTS IS THAT CURRENT SITE ACTUALLY, THE, THE TANKS WILL HAVE TO GO AWAY.

AND THAT IS THE REASON FOR PHASE TWO EVENTUALLY.

UM, AND IT WILL BECOME ONLY A TRANSITION LINE FOR HYDRO HYDRANT FUELING.

SO PART OF, UH, THE GROWTH OF THE AIRPORT ALSO IN PART OF ONE OF OUR PROJECTS WILL BE HYDRANT FUELING, WHICH HAS MEANT, MEANS WE'LL ELIMINATE THE FUEL TRUCKS THAT WOULD BE GOING TO THE AIRCRAFT TO FUEL THE AIRCRAFT ITSELF AND THE HYDRATE FUELING, UM, FROM, FROM THE HYDRANT ITSELF AT THE GATE.

SO THE CURRENT LOCATION WILL STAY AS PART OF KIND OF THE FUELING INFRASTRUCTURE, BUT IT WILL BE, UH, SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

WE'LL BE THERE.

CORRECT.

SO THE TANKS ITSELF THAT EXISTS THAT ARE IN EXISTING WILL GO AWAY AT SOME POINT.

YES.

OKAY.

UH, BUT THAT'S NOT THE CURRENT LOCATION WHERE THE TANKS ARE, IS NOT, UH, GOING TO BE, FOR EXAMPLE, PART OF THE TERMINAL OR PART OF LIKE THE RUNWAY OR, UH, EXPANSION OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

WELL, BECAUSE THEY'RE NEAR THAT ATTACKS THE PART OF THE, THE TAXIWAY AND THE RUNWAY PROJECTS THAT THE TANKS NEED TO BE TAKEN AWAY.

MM.

I GUESS, IS THERE SOME KIND OF, DO THEY NEED TO BE SO FAR FROM ONE OF THE TAXIWAYS OR THE RUNWAYS OR, WELL, THE, IF EVERY, THE TAXPAYER RUNWAY HAS A PROTECTION ZONE AROUND IT, SO THAT REGARDLESS OF, UM, WHAT IS BUILT EITHER CARGO OR BUILDINGS OR TANKS WHEN WE GET TO THAT POINT WHERE WE'RE ADDRESSING THE TAXIWAYS.

YES.

UM, AND IT HAS TO BE CLEARED AROUND IT TO CLEAR THAT ZONE AROUND THE AIRCRAFT, UH, AROUND THE TAXI, IN THE WRONG WAYS.

OKAY.

AND THE TRANSFER FACILITY, UH, AND I'M SORRY, WHAT DID YOU CALL IT? A HYBRID TRANSFER FACILITY OR WHATEVER.

OKAY.

SO THERE'LL BE A TRANSFER LINE BETWEEN THE EXISTING SITE TODAY AND A NEW SITE THAT IS GOING TO BE UNDERGROUND.

HYDRATE, FUELING WILL BE ACTUALLY AT THE GATES WHERE THE AIRCRAFT PULLS IN TO FUEL THE AIRCRAFT.

OKAY.

UM, SO CAN WE EXPAND AT THE CURRENT SITE FOR NOW, SO TO GO TO THE, THE EXISTING SITE OR ANY SITE, IT GOES BACK TO THAT, THAT 30 MONTH DELAY, BECAUSE AGAIN, YOU NEED DESIGN PERMISSION, APPROVAL, ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS.

SO REGARDLESS OF WHERE WE GO, IT DOES, IT HAS TO GO THROUGH THE WHOLE PROCESS OF THE 30 MONTH.

HOWEVER SPECIFICALLY, DID EXISTING SITE.

IT DOES NOT HAVE ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO HANDLE THAT SAME CAPACITY THAT WE WOULD BE PUTTING ON THE PROPOSED SITE.

THERE'S NOT ENOUGH ROOM, THERE'S NOT ENOUGH CAPACITY FOR LONG-TERM CAPACITY, OR ARE YOU TO, TO PUT THE CURRENT, UM, PROPOSED SITE ON THE EXISTING.

WE DO NOT HAVE ROOM FOR THAT EITHER TODAY IS POSSIBLY A BEST, WOULD BE ONE TANK NOT TO.

AND HOW MUCH WOULD ONE TANK DO IN TERMS OF ALLEVIATING THE FUEL SHORTAGES THAT WE HAVE RIGHT NOW? SO AGAIN, WITH THE FLIGHT OPERATIONS, UM, WHAT THE CALCULATION DID AGAIN, A PART OF DESIGNING THE CALL IS SET CALLED FOR ON NEEDING THE EXISTING TWO TANKS AND THE TWO NEW TANKS, ALL FOUR OF THEM TO BE ABLE TO HANDLE THAT FOR THE NEXT FEW YEARS.

WHAT ABOUT A SITE OUTSIDE THE AIRPORT PROPERTY? WAS THAT CONSIDERED OR IS THAT POSSIBLE? SO AGAIN, IT'S THE TRANSFER LINE, IT'S THE DISTANCE.

UM, HOW FAR IS IT? AND WE, UM, THE S THE AIRPORT SPECIFICALLY, AS FAR

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AS THE CITY DEPARTMENT, OUR PROPERTY THAT WE OWN IS INSIDE THE FENCE.

UM, AGAIN, WOULD WE IMPACT, WE WOULD HAVE TO GO THROUGH ALL THAT DESIGN ANALYSIS FIRST STRESSING A LAMP, AND THAT DELAY WOULD BE WAY MORE THAN 30 MONTHS.

AND, BUT IN GOING BACK TO THE FUEL LINE AND THE FUEL LINES THAT YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT, THE, THE, THE PROCESS WOULD BE WHERE THE, THERE WOULD NOT BE ANY TRUCKS NEEDED ANYMORE TO DELIVER THE FUEL FROM THE TANKS TO THE, UH, AIRPLANES.

IS THAT RIGHT? UH, TWO DIFFERENT THINGS, SIR, THE TRANSFER ALIGNED BETWEEN THE, THE PROPOSED SITE AND THE EXISTING, THAT'S JUST A TRANSFER LINE TO TRANSFER FUEL BETWEEN THE TANKS.

UM, THE HYDRANT FUELING IS AT THE GATE ITSELF, AND THAT WOULD BE WHERE THE, THERE WOULD BE LINES COMING FROM THE SITE EVENTUALLY TO THE GATE TO PROCESS, TO CARRY THE FUEL FOR THE GATES.

AND WE WOULD NOT NEED THE FUEL TRUCKS ON THE AIRFIELD AND THREE CONCRETE TRUCKS.

AND I'M SORRY, I THINK I'M MISSING HYDRANT FUELING THEN.

IS THAT WHAT IT'S CALLED HYDRANT? YES.

OKAY.

THAT'S FROM A HYDRANT AT THE GATE WHERE THEY ACTUALLY CONNECT THE HOSE FROM THE HYDRANT TO THE TANK OF THE AIRCRAFT TO FUEL IT.

AND WHEN IS THAT HYDRANT FUEL AGAIN IN THE AIRPORT MASTER PLAN? WHEN IS THAT CHANGE SUPPOSED TO TAKE PLACE? THE HYDROGEN FUELING AT THE NEW CONCOURSE IS PART OF THE NEW CONCOURSE DESIGN.

AND WHERE WOULD THE DATE MORE OR LESS BE FOR FIVE TO SEVEN YEARS AS THE NEW GATES COME ON.

OKAY.

AND, UM, IN THE AIRPORT MASTER PLAN, AND I WAS REVIEWING SOME OF THE DOCUMENTS AND THE PRESENTATION WAS THE FUEL FARM DISCUSSED IN THE COMMUNITY MEETINGS THAT WERE BEING HELD TO FOR THE AIRPORT MASTER PLAN WAS THE FUEL FARM DISCUSSED.

YES, SIR.

AND WHAT WAS THE FEEDBACK, UH, AT THAT, UH, UH, I GUESS, YOU KNOW, WHEN, AND HOW WAS IT DISCUSSED AND WHAT WAS THE FEEDBACK AT THAT TIME? SO IT WAS DISCUSSED IN 20 17, 20 18, THOSE FOUR WORKSHOPS THAT WERE HELD TO TALK ABOUT THE, UH, THE MASTER PLAN AND ALL THE PROJECTS IN THERE.

THE FIELD WAS ONE OF THEM.

UM, THERE WAS NO FEEDBACK, NEGATIVE, I SHOULD SAY, NO NEGATIVE FEEDBACK RECEIVED AT THE TIME.

AT THAT TIME, THOUGH, THERE WERE THOSE 12 POSSIBLE SITES IDENTIFIED.

IS THAT CORRECT? THE MASTER PLAN TALKS ABOUT THE SITES THAT ARE ACTUALLY ALL THE PROJECTS IN THE MASTER PLAN AND THE LOCATIONS OF UP IT DOESN'T ELABORATE IN THE DISCUSSIONS.

AGAIN, I WAS NOT HERE IN 2017 OF ALL THE ANALYSIS THAT WAS DONE ON EVERY PROJECT, ALL THOSE 61 PROJECT.

IT DOESN'T GO THROUGH THAT.

IT IS THE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE IF ASKED, BUT, AND WHERE WERE THOSE MATERIALS OR ANY MEETINGS, UH, WHERE THOSE MATERIALS PROVIDED IN SPANISH, WHERE ANY OF THE MEETINGS CONDUCTED IN SPANISH? AND AGAIN, I'M SORRY, DIRECTOR.

I KNOW THAT THIS WAS, YOU KNOW, PREDATES YOUR TIME, BUT I CAN'T SPEAK TO IF THEY WERE IN SPANISH OR ANOTHER COUNCIL MEMBER VILA, MAY I LET SOMEONE ELSE HAVE A, HAVE A CHANCE? AND IF FOLKS CAN TRY AND KEEP THEIR, THEIR QUESTIONS TO A FEW QUESTIONS SO THAT EVERYONE HAS TURNED, WE CAN, WE CAN GO BACK.

WE CAN GO BACK THROUGH.

SO I HAVE COUNCIL MEMBER, POOL, COUNCIL MEMBER, KELLY, COUNCIL MEMBER FUN, TESSA AND KITCHEN DIRECTOR GAFF.

THANKS FOR BEING HERE AND THANKS TO THE ADDITIONAL FOLKS WHO HAVE COME TO PROVIDE US ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON ALL ASPECTS OF THIS PROJECT.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE I'M CORRECTLY UNDERSTANDING THE CONTEXT, UM, AND ACKNOWLEDGING A DIRECTORY AFTER YOU WEREN'T HERE AT THE TIME.

BUT WE DO HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING ON IN 2017 AND 18.

SO IN 27, 8, 20 17 AND 2018, THE CITY OF AUSTIN WORKED TO CREATE THE MASTER PLAN FOR AIRPORT EXPANSION.

IT INCLUDED COMMUNITY MEETINGS IN THAT PROCESS.

THE CITY SUBMITTED THE PLAN TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR APPROVAL.

AND IN 2020 RECEIVED THE GO AHEAD FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN THE FORM OF THE FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT, WHICH WE CALL FONZIE.

UH, AND THAT MEANS APPROPRIATE STEPS HAD BEEN FOLLOWED AS, UH, THE PROCESS ROBUST, RIGOROUS FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, BECAUSE THEY HAVE THE OVERSIGHT AND AUTHORITIES FOR THE SAFETY AND THE OPERATIONS OF THE AIRPORT.

IS THIS CORRECT? YES.

MA'AM.

THERE ARE TWO STORAGE FACILITIES ON THE SITE THAT HAVE BEEN THERE SINCE 1999.

HAVE THERE BEEN ANY LEAKS FROM THESE STORAGE UNITS? NO.

MA'AM.

ARE THERE SAFETY MEASURES TO PREVENT FUMES FROM LEAKING WHEN TRUCKS DEPOSIT FUEL INTO THOSE STORAGE UNITS? I'M SORRY, SAY THAT LAST QUESTION AGAIN.

ARE THERE SAFETY MEASURES TO PREVENT FUMES FROM ESCAPING OR LEAKING WHEN TRUCKS DEPOSIT

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FUEL INTO THE STORAGE UNITS? YES, WE HAVE.

WE HAVE, UM, UH, PLANS IN PLACE.

UM, I IMAGINE THAT THEY'RE PROBABLY, UM, AT A HIGHER LEVEL OF, OF, OF PROTECTION THEN, FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN YOU'RE FUELING YOUR CAR AT A GAS AT A GAS STATION, A GAS PUMP, CORRECT.

THERE'S SEVERAL VALVES ON THE, ON THE FACILITY.

AND WE ACTUALLY HAVE A VIDEO, A YOUTUBE VIDEO THAT WE DID SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS EFFORT TO HOW THE OPERATION IS AND HOW SAFE IT IS.

AND ONE OF THE NEW, UM, SAFETY, UH, ELEMENTS.

IT SOUNDS LIKE TO ME, WITH THE HYDRO, THE HYDRANT, UH, LINES WOULD BE TO EVEN FURTHER REDUCE THE CHANCES OF ANY, UH, FUMES ESCAPING DURING THE FUELING PROCESS, BECAUSE THAT WILL ALL BE UNDER UNDERGROUND.

EXACTLY.

ABSOLUTELY.

OKAY.

HAVE THERE BEEN DISCUSSIONS ABOUT BUILDING A BARRIER THAT SEPARATES, UM, THE RESIDENTIAL AREA FROM 180 3 THAT WOULD BE ON, I GUESS ON THE WEST SIDE, THE SIDE AWAY FROM THE AIRPORT? I WAS NOT.

OKAY.

THE VEGETATIVE BARRIER THAT YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT IS CLOSER TO WHERE THE FUEL STORAGE FACILITY WOULD BE BUILT, IS THAT CORRECT? CORRECT.

ON THE AIRPORT PROPERTY, YES.

KUT REPORTED THAT THE FAA SAID IN A STATEMENT THAT THE AGENCY, THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION HAS NO REGULATIONS OR GUIDANCE ON HOW FAR, UH, AND THEY USE THE TERM FUEL FARM COULD BE, YOU SHOULD BE FROM PROPERTIES OUTSIDE.

THE AIRPORTS PERIMETER IS, IS THAT ACCURATE? THAT IS ACCURATE.

SO THERE ARE NO REGULATIONS ANYWHERE NATIONALLY FOR, FOR THAT FOR DISTANCE WITH DFA, CORRECT, IS A BUYOUT FOR HOMES THAT MAY BE WITHIN.

I UNDERSTAND THERE ARE NO HOMES ACTUALLY WITHIN THE 500 FOOT RADIUS, BUT POTENTIALLY IN PHASE TWO, THERE COULD BE HOMES WITHIN THAT RADIUS.

UM, SO I BUY OUT AS AN OPTION HAS BEEN, UM, RAISED AND DISCUSSED.

IS THAT AN OPTION AND WHY OR WHY NOT? IT IS NOT.

UM, SO THE BUYOUT UNDER THE FEDERAL REGULATION, THE FAA REGULATIONS REQUIRES TO HAVE TO MEET ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA, UH, TO MITIGATE SOME KIND OF AN IMPACT THAT HAS MOST BUYOUTS COMES THROUGH.

FOR EXAMPLE, A ONE 50 STUDY, A NOISE STUDY THAT IF THERE IS A NOISE IMPACT TO THE COMMUNITIES, THE MITIGATION WOULD BE, FOR EXAMPLE, SOUNDPROOFING THE WINDOWS, UH, OR EVENTUALLY AVAYA, OR THE FEDERAL WILL THEN SUPPORT THE BUYOUT FOR USING AIRPORT FUNDS OR AN ALSO OFFER THE FUNDS THROUGH THE FFA BECAUSE ALL AIRPORTS ARE FEDERALLY FUNDED.

AND UNDER THE GRANT ASSURANCE COMPLIANCE, WE'RE USING AIRPORT FUNDS AND REVENUE HAS TO BE INTO OUR CRITERIA THAT THEY HAVE FE WOULD, UH, WOULD APPROVE.

AND THIS SITUATION SPECIFICALLY, THERE WAS NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT FINDING BY DFA AND THEREFORE IT'S NOT ELIGIBLE FOR BIO.

AND IN FACT, IF SOMETHING WERE TO CHANGE ALONG THOSE LINES, AS FAR AS THE CITY, DOES THAT PUT THE CITY OF AUSTIN IN A NEGATIVE POSTURE WITH THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, IF WE DO OUR TO USE AIRPORT REVENUES FOR A BUYER ON THIS PROJECT, IT WOULD PUT US WITH IN NONCOMPLIANCE WITH DFA.

AND THEN I HAVE, UH, JUST ONE LAST QUESTION AND IT GOES TO THE POTENTIAL RELOCATION OF 180 3.

AND I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE I WAS UNDERSTANDING THIS THE REASON WHY, REASON, WHY THAT PARTICULAR ELEMENT IS A PART OF THE FUTURE PLAN FOR A BIA IS BECAUSE TXDOT HAS INDICATED THAT THE STATE PLANS, IF FUTURE EXPANSION OF 180 3, NOT THAT THE CITY PLANS TO MOVE THAT ROAD, IS, IS THAT CORRECT? THAT IS CORRECT.

ANY THING THAT HAS TO DO WITH THAT TEXT DOT, UM, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TXDOT OR CATHETER OR THE, THAT IS PART OF THEIR PROJECTS AND WE ARE WORKING WITH THEM ON THAT IMPACT, BUT IT'S NOT AN AIRPORT DRIVEN INITIATIVE.

CAN I JUST CLARIFY IF THAT'S 180 3 OR 71 THAT WAS MOVED BECAUSE EITHER ONE ARE A DOT THEY'RE NOT AIRPORT HIGHWAYS, SO THEY'RE BEING MOVED BECAUSE OF, WE DON'T KNOW THAT THEY'RE BEING MOVED.

I MEAN, THE PLAN PROPOSAL, THE PROPOSAL TAKES INTO CONSIDERATION TEXTS, THOUGHTS, PLANS TO WE WORK WITH TXDOT OR CAP MORE ON ANY OF THE EXPANSION THAT THEY'RE DOING OR ANY OF THE INITIATIVES THAT THEY'RE DOING AND HOW IT HAD AN IMPACT, THE AIRPORT OR VICE VERSA.

SO AGAIN, DOES THE CITY OF AUSTIN HAVE AUTHORITY TO RELOCATE 180 3 OR 71 OR ANY STATE HIGHWAY, OR IS THE INCLUSION OF THAT PLAN? A NECESSARY ELEMENT OF OUR PLANNING PROCESSES, WHICH WE'RE DOING IN COOPERATION AND COLLABORATION WITH OTHER AUTONOMOUS GOVERNMENT AGENCIES? YEAH.

WE MAINLY IN COLLABORATION WITH THEM.

THAT'S THEIR DECISION.

OKAY.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE FOR NOW.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU, DIRECTOR GAFFED.

THANK YOU DIRECTORY AFTER BEING HERE AND THANK YOU FOR THE GRACIOUSNESS AND THE WONDERFUL TOUR THAT YOU GAVE ME AND MY STAFF LAST WEEK AT THE AIRPORT, IT REALLY HELPED ME UNDERSTAND A LOT OF THE DIFFERENT INTRICACIES OF THE WORK THAT YOU ALL DO OUT THERE AND SEEING

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THE NEIGHBORHOOD NEARBY AND BEING ABLE TO GO OVER AND LOOK AT IT WAS VERY HELPFUL.

UM, I'D LIKE TO ASK A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS HERE, JUST FOR MY UNDERSTANDING THROUGH RESEARCH THAT MY STAFF AND I HAVE DONE, WE CAME TO LEARN THAT OUR CITY'S RANKED 11TH LARGEST IN THE UNITED STATES, BUT THE AIRPORT ITSELF IS RANKED 34TH LARGEST IN THE UNITED STATES.

IS THAT CORRECT? THAT'S CORRECT.

OKAY.

AND THEN MY UNDERSTANDING THROUGH THE 11 FUEL ADVISORIES THAT HAVE BEEN ISSUED SINCE 2019 IS THAT WHILE INITIALLY INDIVIDUALS WHO PURCHASE AIRLINE TICKETS COMING OUT OF OUR AIRPORT MAY NOT FEEL THAT BURDEN THE COST IS PASSED ON TO THOSE TRAVELING THROUGH THE AIRPORT FOR HAVING TO HAVE ADDITIONAL FUEL ON THE PLANES AND LESS PASSENGER GARAGE, PASSENGER.

EXCUSE ME, IS THAT CORRECT AS WELL? CORRECT.

SO THE, THE TINKERING FUEL AND FOR AIRLINES IS AN ADDITIONAL COST THAT ALSO, UM, THERE'S A LOT THAT GOES INTO IT FOR, UM, LOAD BALANCE, UM, NUMBER OF PASSENGERS, NUMBER OF MUCH OF CARGO THAT THEY'RE CARRYING DEPENDS ON HOW MUCH FUEL THEY'RE CARRYING, UM, COST OF FUEL.

ALSO, IT PLAYS A HUGE ROLE OF HOW EFFECTIVE AND COST-EFFECTIVE THAT IS FOR THEM TO TINKER FUEL.

AND IS IT DOABLE FOR A CERTAIN NUMBER OF FLIGHTS A DAY VERSUS SO MANY A DAY FOR A SPECIFIC AIRPORT AND ALSO PUTS A STRAIN ON THE OTHER AIRPORTS THAT THEY'RE COMING FROM.

OKAY.

AND THEN FINALLY, I ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT AS PART OF THE DISCUSSION SURROUNDING OUR STORAGE TANKS FOR THE FUEL, WE ARE ALSO PLANNING ON EXPANDING GATES AT THE AIRPORT.

AND IF WE DON'T HAVE THE FUEL ON HAND, IT WOULD NOT BE AS ADVANTAGEOUS FOR AIRLINES TO EXPAND WITH US FOR ADDITIONAL GATES, WHICH WE PLAN ON CREATING ANY WAY.

IS THAT CORRECT? THAT IS CORRECT.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

SO I HAVE A COUNCIL MEMBER, QUINTUS KITCHEN, ANYONE ELSE HAVE TOVO ANYONE ELSE? OKAY.

ELLIS AND THEN I DO.

OKAY.

YEAH.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UM, THANK YOU, DIRECTOR AF AFTER BEING HERE WITH US, UM, I GUESS MY QUESTION IS, CAN YOU TALK US THROUGH HOW WE CURRENTLY OBTAIN FUEL FOR THE FUEL STORAGE FACILITY, WHERE IT COMES IN FROM, AND THE PROCESS AND ENSURING THAT WE HAVE OUR RESERVES ON HAND? SO THE FUELS COMES ACTUALLY FROM BASTROP VIA TRUCKS THAT ARE TRUCKED EVERYDAY DAILY COMES IN AND THEY, WHAT WE CALL A, UH, UPLOAD INTO THE TANKS.

UM, IT TAKES TIME FOR THE TANK, THE FUEL TO SETTLE INTO THE TANKS AND THEN BE PULLED BACK WITH, FROM THE, THE OTHER TRUCKS ON THE AIRFIELD TO THE AIRCRAFT.

OKAY.

AND FROM MY UNDERSTANDING, THAT'S A 24 7 OPERATION, AND THAT WE HAVE 60 TO 80 TRUCKS THAT ARE COMING IN ON A, ON A DAILY BASIS THAT ARE ENSURING THAT OUR FUEL RESERVES ARE REPLENISHED AND STOCKED UP.

UM, WHAT CONSIDERATION HAS BEEN GIVEN TO INCREASING THE FREQUENCY IN WHICH WE OBTAIN OUR FUEL SO THAT WHEN WE KNOW WE HAVE FORMULA ONE WEEKEND OR NASCAR WEEKEND, ANY OF THESE BIG TOURIST EVENTS IN OUR CITY, THAT WE'RE ABLE TO INCREASE THE FREQUENCY OF TRUCKS COMING IN WITH THE FUEL, UM, TO AVOID ANY TYPE OF LOW FUEL ALERT.

UM, SO IT'S NOT NECESSARILY THE FREQUENCY OR MORE TRUCKS TO HAVE FUEL.

IT'S MORE OF THE,