Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport | City of San José
Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) is one of three major airports in the Bay Area.  Although it is smaller than nearby San Francisco International Airport to the north, SJC boasts one of the best on-time departure records and is conveniently located in the midst of Silicon Valley.

Just as it has been involved in the growth of San José through private development and the recent Envision San José 2040 General Plan, DJP&A has been heavily involved in the development of SJC.  In the early 1990s, DJP&A completed an EIR for a major runway extension to accommodate trans-Pacific service.  Beginning in the mid-1990s, Principal Project Manager John Hesler served as the Environmental Technical Advisor for the multi-year process of updating the SJC Master Plan.  From 1994 to present day, he has been providing extensive technical analyses, oversight, and review to the City of San José for a variety of capital improvement projects at SJC.  Proposed projects have included a major runway extension, new passenger terminals, a new fuel farm, new air cargo facilities, and expanded parking facilities.

In addition to preparing documents in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), DJP&A is also well-versed in preparing documents per Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations.  From 1999 to present day, DJP&A has prepared environmental documentation for a new passenger terminal, parking facilities, taxiway improvements, revised noise contours, a new corporate fixed base operator (FBO), and changes to air cargo and general aviation facilities and airport curfew hours.  DJP&A’s airport work has been validated by courts on multiple rounds of litigation.

Over the years, John has built a strong reputation as someone who is intimately familiar with local, state, CEQA, NEPA, and FAA regulations pertaining to environmental compliance on airport projects.  In addition to his extensive work with SJC, John has also worked on smaller airports in the surrounding region, including:  South County Airport, Tracy Airport, Palo Alto Airport, Reid-Hillview Airport, and Reno Airport.

DJP&A has consistently been listed on on-call service contracts for SJC.


Images courtesy of: Gunther Hagleitner (Flickr), Andreas Braendhaugen (Flickr), Madrazz (Flickr), and Bill Abbott (Flickr)

  • DJP&A has completed a myriad of environmental review for SJC since the 1980s
  • DJP&A is consistently listed on the Airport’s list of on-call environmental consultants
  • Project experience on a wide range of airport-related projects
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