Legal Notices: It has been determined that the following proposed projects have a significant effect on the environment and draft Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs) have been prepared. CITY CLERK CASE # NP-17-002-AD LEAD AGENCY: Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) SUBJECT: Notice of Preparation (NOP) of a Draft Environmental Impact Report PROJECT TITLE: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Secured Area Access Post (SAAP) Project PROJECT LOCATION: The project site is located within the center portion of the west side of LAX. LAX is situated within the City of Los Angeles, an incorporated city within Los Angeles County. The project site is in the western portion of LAX parallel to and south of World Way West, west of the Central Terminal Area, north of Imperial Highway, and east of Pershing Drive. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The purpose of the proposed project is to construct a new SAAP to provide a fully functional, secured access point onto the Airport Operations Area (AOA) on the west side of LAX. A new SAAP is needed on the west side to replace SAAP 5 which was displaced by the Midfield Satellite Concourse North Project, and SAAP 21 which will be removed to enable full buildout of the West Aircraft Maintenance Area. The proposed SAAP would be the sole full-access SAAP on World Way West after the existing SAAP 21 is taken out of service in May 2017. The proposed replacement SAAP would accommodate all types of vehicles that require access to the AOA (construction, aircraft service vehicles, vendors, LAWA, etc.). Its elements would be the prototype for any future SAAPs and/or improvements to existing SAAPs at LAX. The new SAAP facility would have a land footprint of approximately 1,200 feet by 150 feet, consisting primarily of paved areas with various pieces of equipment to control access (gates, traffic lights, signage, vehicle arrest systems, security fencing, etc.), vehicle inspection equipment (license plate readers, under-vehicle scanners, etc.), and facilities and shelter for inspection staff, including two canopy structures spanning the width of the first and last inspection station, and two guard station buildings, one at each of the first and last inspection stations. Each guard house would be approximately 350 square feet and would include monitoring equipment and a restroom facility. Construction of the new SAAP would require the demolition and removal of the former Continental Airlines General Office Building, which is vacant, and associated facilities. The proposed project would take approximately 13 months, and would occur in the timeframe between the fourth quarter of 2017 and the second quarter of 2020. The proposed project would only affect vehicles accessing the AOA. The project would not increase existing passenger capacity or the number of aircraft operations at LAX. PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENTS: The NOP and Initial Study are available online at LAWA's website [http://www.OurLAX.org] under "Current Projects" and will be posted at the Los Angeles City Clerk and Los Angeles County Clerk. The NOP and Initial Study are also available for review in the following locations: (1) LAWA Administrative Office, One World Way, Room 218, Los Angeles, CA 90045; (2) Westchester-Loyola Village Branch Library: 7114 W. Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045; (3) Playa Vista Branch Library: 6400 Playa Vista Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90094; (4) El Segundo Library: 111 W. Mariposa Avenue, El Segundo, CA 90245. Comments on the document must be received on May 22, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. Comments can be submitted on LAWA's website at http://www.OurLAX.org or mailed to the following address: Vinita Waskow, Los Angeles World Airports, One World Way, P.O. Box 92216, Los Angeles, CA 90009-2216. As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. Alternative formats in large print, braille, audio, and other formats (if possible), will be provided upon request. Si desea esta informacin en espaol llame a (800) 919-3766.