Public Notices

Yakima Air Terminal – McAllister Field

PFC Application Public Notice

 

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 March 12, 2018. Written public comments will be accepted until close of business, March 9, 2018.  Comments should be sent to Airport Director, 2406 W Washington Ave, Suite B, Yakima, WA  98903.  ATTN: PFC-17 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).

158.23(a)(1)

PROJECT TITLE PFC FUNDS AIP FUNDS TOTAL AIP Grant Project  Justification Project

Start Date

Project

End Date

Airport Layout Plan 50,000 450,000 500,000   FAA requires airport to update the Airport Layout Plan and provide a narrative report.

 

7/1/18 6/1/20
Runway deicer-storage tank & spreader 100,000 0 100,000 NA FAA recently changed reporting Runway conditions, of which requires airport to purchase deicer storage tank and liquid deice spreader.

 

7/1/18 11/1/18
Crack Seal airfield surfaces 60,000 0 60,000 NA Various areas on the airfield utilized by air carriers requires crack sealing to preserve the lifespan of the asphalt.

 

7/1/18 11/1/19
Obstruction removal & wildlife mitigation 100,000   100,000 NA Airport is required to remove large trees adjacent to Runway 9/27, of which are a wildlife attractant and potentially penetrating the Part 77 airspace.

 

8/1/18 8/1/19
9-27 Runway lights – design 15,000 135,000 150,000   Airport will start design and engineering for the replacement of Runway 9/27 HIRL system as it approaches the end of it’s useful life.

 

1/1/19 8/1/20
Totals $325.00 585,000 910,000        

 

158.23(a)(2)         1.  PFC level to be charged will be $4.50.

  1. The proposed charge effective date is estimated to be 8/1/18
  2. The proposed charge expiration date is estimated to be 9/1/19
  3. The estimated total PFC revenue will be $325,000.

 

158.23(a)(3)

  1. The Yakima Air Terminal will request that air taxi/commercial operators be exempt from the charge.
  2. CY2016 ACAIS Database

 

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

Cline Air Services LLC                                                                       2

Northern Air, Inc                                                                                 1

Rose Air                                                                                             2

Seneca Flight Operation.                                                                 14

T L Forest Products, Inc                                                                    2

ATCO Total                                                                                      21

 

FFC-Foreign Air Carriers filingt-100(f)

London Air Services Limited (14Q)                                                 8

FFC Total                                                                                        8

 

  1. This class of carriers enplaned 29 passengers in 2016. This represents 1% of the total reported enplanements of 70,135.

 

  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 9:00am, March 12, 2018 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.