General Aviation Airport

Days closed due to inclement weather in last 3 years

3

Hours of operation

24/7

Full instrument landing capabilities

Yes

Longest runway length

9,300 Feet

Number of runways

2

Location

Adjacent to site.

Name of closest general aviation airport

Alexandria International Airport (AEX)

Miles from the Site

Adjacent to site.

Ports

Location

Alexandria, Louisiana

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

River, lake, or ocean

Red River Waterway

Mississippi River

Turning basin

Not needed, river supplies the necessary turning distance

Channel Depth

Central Louisiana Regional Port: 9 Feet

Baton Rouge Port: 45 Feet

Distance from the proposed site

Central Louisiana Regional Port: 4.5 Miles

Baton Rouge Port: 110 Miles

Name of closest port?

Central Louisiana Regional Port

Baton Rouge Port (deepwater)

Barging Facilities

Central Louisiana Regional Port: General Cargo Dock and Bulkhead dock.

Baton Rouge Port: Large quantity of warehouse and bulkhead space for multiple ships.

General Cargo Facilities

Central Louisiana Regional Port: 15,000 SqFt. warehouse, 40 ton crane, 5 acre lay down yard.

Baton Rouge Port: 525,000 SqFt. warehouse with bulkhead.

Highways serving the port

Central Louisiana Regional Port: LA 1 and I-49

Baton Rouge Port: I-10

Storage Facilities

Central Louisiana Regional Port: 15,000 SqFt. warehouse, fertilizer storage facility.

Baton Rouge Port: 525,000 SqFt. warehouse.

Containerized Facilities

Central Louisiana Regional Port: Possible with overhead crane.

Baton Rouge Port: In operation.

Railways serving the port

Central Louisiana Regional Port: Union Pacific

Baton Rouge Port: Kansas City Southern

Foreign Trade Zones

Operator

England Authority: Not Activated.

Number of Foreign Trade Zones

261

Number of Acres

3,000 +/-

Site / Location

England Airpark, Adjacent

Designation

England Airpark, Alexandria

Ambulance / EMT

Response time to the proposed site

7-10 minutes depending on conditions

Distance to the proposed port

Approximately 5 miles

Describe the resources of the closest ambulance / EMT.

The units are staffed with Nationally Registered Paramedics and are capable of delivering care at the Advanced Life Support level.

Number of personnel per 1,000 population

Employ 80 people in Rapides Parish

Identify the closest ambulance / EMT service to the proposed site.

Acadian Ambulance Service, Inc.

Fire

Response time to the proposed site

Approximately 5 minutes

Indicate the current fire insurance rating for each fire house servicing the site.

ISO rating 4

Describe the resources available at the closest fire station to this site.

England Airpark Fire Department: 6 trucks, Three 3,000 gallon pump trucks.

Rapides Parish Fire Department (District 2): 1 pump truck and 1 chief’s car.

Rapides Parish Fire Department (District 4): 1 pump truck and 1 chief’s car.

Identify the closest fire station to the proposed site.

First Responder: England Airpark Fire Department

Second Responder: Rapides Parish Fire Department (District 2 & 4)

Number of personnel per 1,000 population

Rapides Parish Fire Department District 2 - 12 Employees.

Rapides Parish Fire Department District 4 - 8 Employees.

England Airpark Fire Department - 17 FTE / 5 Part-time.

Distance to the proposed site

Rapides Parish Fire Department Station 2 - Less than 1 mile.

England Airpark Fire Department - Adjacent to site.

Police

Number of personnel per 1,000 population

60

Describe the resources available at the closest police / sheriff department to this site.

Rapides Parish Sheriff's substation located at England Airpark

Identify the closest police / sheriff department to the proposed site.

England Airpark Security / Rapides Parish Sheriff's Department

Response time to the proposed site

Approximately 5 minutes

Distance to the proposed site

Adjacent to site.

Environmental

List all required environmental / building permits (add additional rows for other required permits).

Permits

Approval Authority

Minimum and Maximum Number of Days from Application to Approval

Application Procedures

Air

LDEQ

2-6 months

Draft permit preparation from application, public notice, public comments, resolution of comments, final permit preparation.

Ground Water

LDEQ

No permit required

 

Wastewater

LDEQ

4-6 months depending on quantity produced.

See air permit.

Hazardous Materials

LDEQ

300-350 days

See air permit

Building

England Authority

1 week

Apply at England Authority

Other

 

 

 

Permitting Process

If there are objections to an application by a certain agency or the public, how are these objections addressed and by whom? How long can it further the review time by law?

Permits are reviewed internally in the DEQ up through the chain of command. This can take up to three months.

Will the approving agency compile and publish a preliminary decision on the application?

DEQ will issue a preliminary decision on the hazardous waste permit, none on the others.

What regulatory law does the regulatory agency base its decisions and interpretations by?

Title 33, Environment Regulatory Code

Are the environmental permits obtained sequentially or concurrently to the building permit?

If the air permit is applied for first, the other permits can be obtained concurrently.

Can environmental permit application data be kept confidential during the permitting process?

Yes, but a letter requesting confidentiality must be sent to the LDEQ legal section.

Current Air Quality Status

Indicate the status of the site location in regards to federal air polution regulations.

Pollutant

Attainment

Non-Attainment

Under Review

Ozone (8-Hour)

X

 

 

Ozone (1-Hour)

X

 

 

Carbon Monoxide

X

 

 

Particulate Matter 10

X

 

 

Particulate Matter 2.5

X

 

 

Lead

X

 

 

Sulfur Dioxide

X

 

 

Nitrogen Dioxide

X

 

 

Workforce

Parish employment statistics for the last five years.

 

Labor Force

Employment

Unemployment

Unemployment Rate

1.

58,819

55,010

3,809

6.5

2.

57,858

54,235

3,623

6.3

3.

57,962

54,267

3,695

6.4

4.

58,388

54,215

4,173

7.1

5.

59,383

55,201

4,182

7.0

Indicate the number of people employed in manufacturing within 50 miles of site.

7,033

Indicate the total employment within 50 miles of site.

36,607

Recent closings or layoffs in the parish

 

Company

Industry

Employees

Year

1.

International Paper Company

Paper

-260

2010

2.

StarTech

Call Center

-500

2009

Ten most recent new or expanding project announcements in the parish.

 

Company

Industry

Employees

Year

1.

Eclectic Products

Adhesive Manufacturing

+12

2014

2.

Crest Industries

Utility Infrastructure

+90

2014

3.

Hayes Manufacturing

Advanced Metal Machining

+75

2013

4.

CoolPlanet Energy Systems

Bio-Refinery

+24

2013

5.

Proctor & Gamble

Detergents

+100

2012

6.

Sutherland Global

Business Process Outsourcing

+200

2012

7.

Sundrop Fuels

Bio-Fuels

+150

2012

Ten largest manufacturers in the parish

 

Company

Industry

Employees

1.

Union Tank Car

Rail Cars

620

2.

Proctor and Gamble

Detergents

600

3.

Dresser Consolidated

Valves

420

4.

DisTran - Pineville

Utility Equipment 

310

5.

Interstate Brands Bakery

Bakery

262

6.

Baker Manufacturing/Metier - Pineville

Office Furniture

260

7.

Plastipak Packaging, Inc.

Plastic Products

250

8.

Boisse Cascade - Lena

Building Materials

200

9.

AFCO - Alexandria

Fabricated Metal

188

10.

Inegrated Packaging

Boxes35
Ten largest employers in the parish.

 

Company

Industry

Employees

1.

Rapides Parish School Board

Public Education

3,000

2.

CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital

General Medical/Surgical Hospital

1,247

3.

Rapides Regional Medical Center

General Medical/Surgical Hospital

1,200

4.

Veterans Affairs Medical Center

General Medical/Surgical Hospital

925

5.

City of Alexandria

Municipal Government

900

6.

Union Tank Car

Rail Cars

620

7.

Proctor and Gamble

Detergents-Liquid, Dry

600

8.

Central Louisiana State Hospital

Mental Health Care-Public

550

9.

Camp Beauregard

Military

405

Training Resources

Community colleges / vocations / technology schools / quick job centers serving the area.

 

Name of Training Resource

Distance from Site

Industries Served

Number of Graduates per Year

1.

Central Louisiana Technical Community College

10 Miles

 

 

Education

Number of public school districts in the parish:
1
Please provide the following statistics:

 

District 1

District 2 (If Necessary)

District 3 (If Necessary)

Pinecrest State School

Rapides Parish Schools

 

 

Elementary School Enrollment

14,443

 

 

Secondary School Enrollment

9,391

 

 

 

 

  
Total Spending per Student$9,007  
Instructional spending per student$6,513  
    
Student/Teacher Ratio - Elementary14  
Student/Teacher Ratio - Secondary16  
    
7th Grade Standard Achievement TestLEAP  
Average Score for the 7th Grade SAT67% Proficient  
    
% of Students taking the ACT test65%  
Average ACT Score19.9  
    
% of Students Taking the SAT test0  
Average SAT Score N/A  
    
% of High School Seniors Attending College81%  
% of High School Seniors Enting the Labor Market19%  
High School Graduates 1,055  
    
Mandatory Competency Test for High School Graduation (Yes or No)Yes  
If Yes, % of Students Passing on First Attempt61%  

Labor Management Relations

List the ten largest companies unionized within 50 miles of site.

 

Company

Industry

Union

Employees

% of Employees Unionized

1.

Dresser Industries

Valves

IAM

200

60%

2.

Cabot Corporation

Carbon Black

UFCW

86

85%

Percentage of unionization in the private sector.

 

Number of Union Strikes

Number of lost production Days

Number of Manufacturing Union Elections

Number of Manufacturing Union Election Wins

2009

None

 

 

 

2008

 

 

 

 

2007

 

 

 

 

2006

 

 

 

 

2005

 

 

 

 

Site Certifications

Additional Information

Contact Information

David H. Broussard, Jr.
Airpark Development Manager
England Economic and Industrial Development District

o. 318-427-6407
DBroussard@englandairpark.org

1611 Arnold Drive | Alexandria | LA | 71303