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Deadline for Submission of Application Under the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) for Fiscal Year 2001 for Sponsor Entitlement and Cargo Funds as well as the New Category of Entitlement Funds for the Nonprimary Airports

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Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.




The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces May Start Printed Page 81471, 2001, as the deadline for each airport sponsor to have on file with the FAA an acceptable fiscal year 2001 grant application for use of the funds that were apportioned to it under the AIP earlier this year.

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Mr. Stan Lou, Manager, Programming Branch, Airports Financial Assistance Division, Office of Airport Planning and Programming, APP-520, on (202) 267-8809.

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Section 47105(f) of Title 49, United States Code, provides that the sponsor of each airport to which funds are apportioned shall notify the Secretary by such time and in a form as prescribed by the Secretary, of the sponsor's intent to apply for the funds apportioned to it (entitlements). This notice applies only to those airports that have received such entitlements, except those nonprimary airports located in designated Block Grant States. Notification of the sponsor's intent to apply during fiscal year 2001 for any of its available entitlement funds including those unused from prior years, shall be in the form of a project application submitted to the cognizant FAA Airports office no later than May 1, 2001.

This notice is promulgated to expedite and prioritize grants in the final quarter of the fiscal year. Absent an acceptable application by May 1, 2001, FAA will defer an airport's entitlement funds until the next fiscal year. Pursuant to the authority and limitations in section 47117(f), FAA will issue discretionary grants in an aggregate amount not to exceed the aggregate amount of deferred entitlement funds. Airport sponsors may request unused entitlements after September 30, 2001.

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Issued in Washington, DC on January 23, 2001.

Stan Lou,

Manager, Programming Branch.

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[FR Doc. 01-2488 Filed 1-26-01; 8:45 am]