Proposed Commercial Airline Service at Bishop Airport


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Inyo County
Document Title
Proposed Commercial Airline Service at Bishop Airport
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
(P) Public
Document Description
The Proposed Project would introduce and operate commercial air passenger service at Bishop Airport in Inyo County. The Proposed Project would not require alteration of existing airfield facilities or disturbance of any ground on or off the Airport property. To allow for the introduction of commercial air passenger service at Bishop Airport, Inyo County seeks to obtain a Part 139 Airport Operating Certificate for Bishop Airport from the Federal Aviation Administration to accommodate scheduled or unscheduled commercial air passenger service. United Airlines, Inc. and its partner SkyWest Airlines, operating as United Express (henceforth referred to as SkyWest Airlines) have expressed interest in providing service to Bishop Airport. SkyWest Airlines seeks amendment of its operations specifications from the FAA which would allow it to offer commercial air passenger service at BIH beginning in July 2021. The Inyo County Board of Supervisors would issue approval of the Use and Licensing Agreement with SkyWest Airlines to begin commercial air passenger service at BIH.

Contact Information

Ashley Helms
Agency Name
Inyo County Department of Public Works
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
East Line Street, Airport Road
Total Acres
State Highways
Bishop Airport
Rawson Canal, North Fork Bishop Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB), Sierra Nevada Conservancy, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water
Development Types
Other (Use Permit)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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