Environmental Protection

Aerial view of Lihue's east shore including a view of one of Lihue Airport's runway

Aerial view of Lihue’s east shore including a view of one of Lihue Airport’s runway

Environmental management is an integral part of Lihue 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.  LIH has an oil spill prevention plan that meets EPA requirements.

On May 17, 1990 the FAA announced that the noise exposure maps for Lihue Airport were in compliance with the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act.  The Airport’s Noise Compatibility Program was approved on January 28, 1992. 

For additional information on environmental issues, visit our State of Hawaii, Airports Division Environmental Engineering webpage or contact the Airports Environmental Engineer at (808) 838-8001.