PFC Application Public Notice

This announcement serves as the public notice of intent to submit an application to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to impose and use a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) for various projects at the Yakima Air Terminal (YKM).  General information is included in the Air Carrier Notification letter as is general project information, justification, estimated costs, etc.  The Air Carrier Consultation Meeting is scheduled for March 25, 2019.  Written public comments will be accepted until close of business, March 20, 2019.  Comments should be sent to: Airport Director, 2406 W Washington Ave, Suite B, Yakima, WA 98903.  ATTN: PFC-18 Collection Comments. The PFC Program, allowing an airport to collect $4.50 from each qualified passenger for approved airport projects is allowed under Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR), Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 158.  Part 158 is available and may be viewed on the FAA’s website (www.faa.gov).

Below is a description of the projects as outlined in CFR 158.23(a)(1)

In accordance with Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR), 14 CFR Part 158.23, the Yakima Air Terminal is obligated to inform in writing, the air carriers operating at Yakima of its intent to submit an application to the FAA for authority to impose a PFC prior to the submission of the application to the FAA.  This correspondence will fulfill this requirement, and the outline will follow Part 158.23(a) and (b).158.23(a)(1) In accordance with Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR), 14 CFR Part 158.23, the Yakima Air Terminal is obligated to inform in writing, the air carriers operating at Yakima of its intent to submit an application to the FAA for authority to impose a PFC prior to the submission of the application to the FAA.  This correspondence will fulfill this requirement, and the outline will follow Part 158.23(a) and (b).

PROJECT TITLEPFC FUNDSAIPS FUNDSTOTALAIP GrantProject  JustificationProject Start DateProject End Date
Air Stairs30,000030,000 Replacement of depreciated equipment. Primary use is for diversion aircraft as well as scheduled charters.7/1/196/1/21
SIDA area security software.35,000035,000NAUpdates to the access control software to ensure compatibility with City of Yakima security software.7/1/1912/15/19
Matching funds for an AIP Pavement and Lighting Rehabilitation for Runway 09-27 HIRL and paved shoulder repair112,5001,012,5001,125,000 Primary runway lighting is beyond its useful life expectancy. Pavement upkeep ensures compliance with the FAA pavement maintenance requirement.3/31/2011/1/20
Airport beacon replacement15,000015,000NAThe airport beacon is required by FAR 14 CFR Part 139. The current beacon is fully depreciated.7/1/1912/31/19
Totals$192,5001,012,5001,205,000    

158.23(a)(1)

158.23(a)(2)

1.  PFC level to be charged will be $4.50.

  1. The proposed charge effective date is estimated to be 7/1/19.
  2. The proposed charge expiration date is estimated to be 6/1/20.
  3. The estimated total PFC revenue will be $192,000.

158.23(a)(3)

  1. The Yakima Air Terminal will request that air taxi/commercial operators be exempt from the charge.
  2. CY2017 ACAIS Database

ATCO – Nonscheduled/On-Demand Air Carriers, filing   FAA Form 1800-31

Seneca Flight Operation.                                                                3
ATCO Total                                                                                      3

FFC-Foreign Air Carriers filingt-100(f)

London Air Services Limited (14Q)                                                 16
FFC Total                                                                                         16

  1. This class of carriers enplaned 19 passengers in 2017. This represents .1% of the total reported enplanements of 71,547.
  2. Historically, this class of carriers has compromise less than 1% of the total boarding’s and collection of the PFC would be unduly burdensome to these carriers.