Public Notices

Yakima Air Terminal – McAllister Field

PFC Application Public Notice

 

The Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field is posting a public notice as part of the PFC application process under 14 CFR § 158.24. In accordance with Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR), 14 CFR Part 158.23, the Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field is obligated to inform in writing, the air carriers operating at Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field of its intent to submit an amendment to PFC application #15-15-C-00-YKM application to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for authority to impose a PFC.  This correspondence will fulfill this requirement, and the outline will follow Part 158.23(a) and (b), and 158.37 (b)(1)(i)(C).

The purpose of the amendment is to add additional projects to an existing application, of which will assist the airport in meeting the Snow & Ice Control Plan required clearance times, as well as FAA’s updated safety standards.  During the PFC application process, the airport was in the process of evaluating the Snow Removal Equipment and the types of equipment that would be utilized as the FAA implemented the new Takeoff and Landing Performance Assessment (TALPA) standards.  Given there was not a specific type and number of equipment recommended by the FAA at the time, the airport identified on the PFC application to acquire a Carrier Broom & Blower.  In June 2016, the Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field conducted a design analysis of SRE needs to meet the new TALPA safety standards and determined two (2) high speed Runway Brooms (Carrier & Broom) and one (1) Rotary Plow (Carrier & Blower) was required.  This amendment requests to add one additional Carrier & Broom and one additional Carrier & Blower, of which details are outlined below:

Original PFC Application Approval:

1 Snow Removal Equipment – Carrier Blower & Broom

Approved funds: $100,000.00

 

Requested Amendment:

Add 1 Snow Removal Equipment – Carrier & Blower

Add 1 Snow Removal Equipment – Carrier & Broom

Requested additional funds: $120,000.00

 

Total Revised PFC Application Item # 13:

1 Snow Removal Equipment – Carrier & Blower

2 Snow Removal Equipment – Carrier & Brooms

TOTAL REQEUSTED PFC FUNDS FOR

SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT:

$220,000.00

 

 

In accordance with Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR), 14 CFR Part 158.23, the Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field is obligated to inform in writing, all air carriers operating at Yakima of its intent to submit an amendment to PFC application # 15-15-C-00-YKM to the Federal Aviation Administration for authority to impose a PFC.  This correspondence will fulfill the required outlined in FAR 14 CFR 158.37 (b)(1)(i)(C) and the outline will follow Part 158.23(a) and (b).

 

158.23(a)(1)

PROJECT TITLE PFC FUNDS AIPS FUNDS TOTAL AIP Grant Project  Justification ProjectStart Date ProjectEnd Date
Acquisition of one additional Snow Removal Equipment(SRE)   Carrier & Broom $40,000 $360,000 $400,000 AIP 38 Due to new TALPA standards, the airport in conjunction with the FAA identified the need to acquire one additional piece of SRE Carrier & Broom.  This will supplement the current SRE fleet to enhance safety measures outlined in the airport’s Snow & Ice Control Plan while meeting current FAA standards. 8/1/17 6/30/18
Acquisition of one additional Snow Removal Equipment (SRE)Carrier & Blower $80,000 $720,000 $800,000 AIP 40 Due to new TALPA standards, the airport in conjunction with the FAA identified the need to acquire one additional piece of SRE Carrier & Blower.  This will supplement the current SRE fleet to enhance safety measures outlined in the airport’s Snow & Ice Control Plan while meeting current FAA standards. 8/1/17 06/30/18
Totals $120,000 $1,080,000 $1,200,000        

 

 

158.23(a)(2)

1.  PFC level to be charged will be $4.50

  1. The proposed charge effective date is estimated to be 8/1/207
  2. The proposed charge expiration date is estimated to be 2/28/18
  3. Previously approved PFC funds under application 15-15-C-00-YKM, Item # 13 on approval letter is $100,000.00
  4. Estimated additional PFC revenue to be is $120,000.00
  5. TOTAL funds to be collected under 15-15-C-00-YKM, Item # 13 on approval letter is $220,000.00

158.23(a)(3)

  1. The Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field will request that air taxi/commercial operators be exempt from the charge.

 

  1. CY2015 ACAIS Database – ATCO – Nonscheduled/On-Demand Air Carriers, filing FAA Form 1800-31

 

Aero Jet Services                                                                2

Cline Air Services                                                                3

Seneca Flight Operations                                                    8

ATCO Total                                                                         13

 

  1. This class of carriers enplaned 13 passengers in 2015. This represents .0002% of the total reported enplanements of 63,747.

 

  1. 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.

 

158.23(a)(4) Consultation Meeting:

In accordance with 158.23(a)(4), the airport will hold an Air Carrier Consultation Meeting at 10:00am, July 31, 2017 at the Airport Administration Office, 2406 West Washington Ave, Suite B, Yakima, WA 98903.  If any additional project information presents itself, it will be available at that time.  By utilizing the PFC’s funds we will be able to acquire the required SRE equipment in order to meet the airport’s Snow & Ice Control Plan clearance times while meeting FAA safety standards.