Environmental Protection

Environmental management is an integral part of Kona International Airport operations.  Equipment and procedures are established to maintain effective control in areas such as Noise Monitoring, Soil Remediation, Storm Water Controls, Spill Prevention, and Control and Counter Measures procedures.

The airport complies fully with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements regarding runway safety areas, fire safety, perimeter security, storm drainage and other matters.  KOA has an oil spill prevention plan that meets EPA requirements.

On January 12, 2010, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps for Kona International Airport were in compliance with the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act.  On May 31, 2011, the FAA approved the Noise Compatibility Program for Kona International Airport.

For additional information on environmental issues, visit our Division Environmental Engineering page or contact the Airport Environmental Engineer at (808) 838-8001.