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Notice of Intent To Rule on Application To Impose and Use the Revenue From a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, New Orleans, LA

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Notice of intent to rule on application.

SUMMARY:

The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application to impose and use the revenue from a PFC at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Public Law 101-508) and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 158).

DATES:

Comments must be received on or before April 19, 2002.

ADDRESSES:

Comments on this application may be mailed or delivered in triplicate copies to the FAA at the following address: Mr. G. Thomas Wade, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest Region, Airports Division, Planning and Programming Branch, ASW-611, Fort Worth, Texas 76193-0610.

In addition, one copy of any comments submitted to the FAA must be mailed or delivered to Mr. Roy A. Williams Manager of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport at the following address: Director of Aviation, P.O. Box 20007, New Orleans, LA 70141.

Air carriers and foreign air carriers may submit copies of the written comments previously provided to the Airport under Section 158.23 of Part 158.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. G. Thomas Wade, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest Region, Airports Division, Planning and Programming Branch, ASW-611, Fort Worth, Texas 76193-0610, (817) 222-5613.

The application may be reviewed in person at this same location.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application to impose and use the revenue from a PFC at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Public Law 101-508) and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 158).

On March 13, 2002, the FAA determined that the application to impose and use the revenue from a PFC submitted by the Airport was substantially complete within the requirements of Section 158.25 of part 158. The FAA will approve or disapprove the application, in whole or in part, no later than June 17, 2002.

The following is a brief overview of the application.

Level of the proposed PFC: $4.50.

Proposed charge effective date: April 1, 2005.

Proposed charge expiration date: January 1, 2011.

Total estimated PFC revenue: $148,375,724.

PFC application number: 02-06-C-00-MSY.

Brief Description of Proposed Project(s)

Project to Impose and Use PFC's

1. Acquire Aircraft Loading Bridges

2. Upgrade Airfield Electrical System

3. Airfield Safety Improvements

4. Improve Apron Drainage

5. Conduct Benefit Cost Analysis

6. Reconstruct Concourse C

7. Conduct EIS for New Air Carrier Runway

8. Expand Terminal D

9. Upgrade Access Control and Security System

10. Replace ARFF Facility

11. Rehabilitate Runway 1/19 and Taxiway S

12. Rehabilitate Runway 10/18

13. Relocate Rotating Beacon

14. Acquire Land For Development—Lafon

15. Rehabilitate Terminal Apron

16. Rehabilitate Terminal HVAC

17. Acquire Land For Development—West Cargo Area

Proposed class or classes of air carriers to be exempted from collecting PFC's:

1. FAR Part 135 on demand air Taxi/Commercial Operator (ATCO) reporting on FAA Form 1800-31.Start Printed Page 13038

Any person may inspect the application in person at the FAA office listed above under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT and at the FAA regional Airports office located at: Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest Region, Airports Division, Planning and Programming Branch, ASW-610, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76137-4298.

In addition, any person may, upon request, inspect the application, notice and other documents germane to the application in person at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

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Issued in Fort Worth, Texas on March 13, 2002.

Naomi L. Saunders,

Manager, Airports Division.

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[FR Doc. 02-6759 Filed 3-19-02; 8:45 am]

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