2023 ACI-NA Annual Conference; Environmental Affairs Committee Meeting


ACI-NA will be bringing together airport legal professionals and consultants to identify and discuss the most pressing legal developments and issues associated with the industry. The event will include discussion panels, networking opportunities, and presentations from industry leaders. 

The Environmental Affairs Committee is responsible for the development and implementation of ACI-NA environmental policy positions on issues such as noise, air quality, water quality, waste management, wildlife, and environmental review processes. Committee members work with federal legislators and regulators, aviation industry groups, and international policymakers to develop statutory and regulatory proposals governing the environment at and around airports and the tenants who operate there.

The committee also helps guide federal aviation environmental research programs such as the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) and FAA’s ASCENT project. The committee provides information and guidance for airport operators in the development of environmental management programs. It is represented on the National Academy of Sciences Transportation Research Board, the International Civil Aviation Organization, the NextGen Advisory Committee, and other industry and government-sponsored organizations with a focus on the environment.


Funding and Financing of Net Zero Solutions

During this session, Shareholder Dan Markind discussed tax credit and financing programs available to airports that wish to implement renewable energy projects.


Daniel B. Markind, Shareholder, Flaster Greenberg

Todd Cavender, Director, Environment & Sustainability at Indianapolis Airport Authority

Kevin Staples, Senior Sustainability and Environmental Coordinator, Salt Lake City Department of Airports (SLCDA)

Sarah Ziomek, Enterprise Sustainability Program Manager, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport


September 30, 2023


Long Beach, CA

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