Environmental stewardship is a hallmark of operations at San Diego International
Airport (SDIA), which is operated by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority.
In fact, the Airport Authority instituted one of the first sustainability policies
for a major airport in the U.S. This formalized the Airport Authority’s commitment
to an environmentally sustainable future for the airport and the region.
The Airport Authority is committed to building and operating sustainably, and strives
to protect the wide variety of natural resources that exist at SDIA’s location.
The Environmental Affairs Department manages all environmental-related programs,
including airport planning and environmental review, regulatory compliance, water
and air quality, site remediation, hazardous material handling and natural resources
protection. The department interfaces with other Airport Authority departments to
assess potential environmental impacts of all proposed projects. The department
is also responsible for long-range airport facility planning, including the San
Diego International Airport Master Plan.
For more information, please contact the department directly at
As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, the Airport Authority
publishes an annual Sustainability Report for San Diego International Airport.
In 2012, SDIA became the first airport in the U.S.A. to issue an annual
sustainability report based on the internationally recognized criteria of
the Global Reporting Initiative. The report is accessible online at sustain.san.org.