Estimate of National Use of Aircraft and Airfield Deicing Materials

<div><div><p><font size="2">It is important for the aviation industry and airports in particular, to better understand the potential impact of airfield and aircraft deicers on the environment.  EPA made an initial estimate in 2000 indicating nearly 21 million gallons of aircraft deicers where used in the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">United States</st1:country-region></st1:place>.  Airports believe this number is inaccurate and outdated, but to date, have not been able to find data to substantiate or rebut the EPA's estimate. ACRP can assist the airport industry by gathering data and developing a robust estimate of what potential deicing chemical use may be today and how it may vary by geographic location and or seasonal weather characteristics. In particular, ACRP should closely examine the <span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>EPA's 2000 estimate of deicer discharges to the environment, to determine whether that report was flawed and<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>more importantly, to suggest an approach to more accurately characterize the potential for discharges based on available NPDES permit data and industry knowledge of BMPs in use today.  The following general tasks have been identified.<o:p></o:p></font></p></div><div></div></div>

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $99953.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    11-02/Task 10

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Performing Organizations:

    CH2M Hill, Incorporated

    8501 W. Higgins Road, Suite 300
    Chicago, IL  United States  60631-
  • Principal Investigators:

    Mericas, Dean

  • Start Date: 20071001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20080701
  • Source Data: RiP Project 21314

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01462171
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: 11-02/Task 10
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:59PM