Jshank83 wrote:Bulk Fuel Storage Facility -
Fuel Farm and Cargo I am not sure on the timeline.
according to this source
and its supplement
, preliminary work (moving/closing existing fuel lines, etc.) began almost a year ago, but the airport still needs to clear some regulatory hurdles to begin the real work as of late last year.
As of 31 December 2017, St. Louis County is a non-attainment area for 8-hour ozone and PM-2.5.
The status for 8-hour ozone is Marginal and the status for PM-2.5 is Moderate (see Attachment E). The existing BFSF emission sources (emergency electrical generator, gasoline underground storage tank and Jet Fuel storage tanks) are not covered under the Airport Intermediate Operating Permit and the facility does not have a stand-alone MDNR [Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources] Air Operating Permit.
The regulatory necessity of obtaining an Operating Permit for the replacement BFSF is, as of October 2018, unclear and the Airport has requested guidance from MDNR in this matter. All written communication from MDNR on this issue will be forwarded to the FAA and the EA may be revised as necessary. The Airport will comply with MDNR’s determination. The St. Louis County Health Department will also require a permit to construct the replacement BFSF.
As such, I would estimate completion could be anywhere between 24-60 months from now, depending on how quickly they can get through the bureaucratic crap and whether or not there's any issues during construction.
This line's also interesting:
After the existing BFSF is decommissioned and remediated, STL Fuel will return the existing site to the Airport to be used for possible ground transportation facilities that support passenger needs.
Wondering if they mean to turn the old site into a parking lot (though I don't think it would provide a whole lot of spaces) or if they're referring to something else entirely given the phrasing "ground transportation facilities".Bi-National cargo facility -
the recent Post-Dispatch article
about it had this to say:
Ricardo Nicolopulos, president of Bi-National Gateway Terminal LLC, said he hopes that work begins in March on the project’s $56 million first phase totaling 1.1 million square feet.
Plans call for that to be finished in 19 months but Nicolopulos says some operations are expected to start later this year when the rehab work is partly complete. Two later phases will involve new construction.
So the stated goal is 19 months from start to finish for the first phase, but given everything I'd venture 20-30 months is a safer bet. That's assuming no economic downturn either.