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Notice of Intent To Rule on Application 03-15-C-00-ORD To Impose a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at Chicago O'Hare International Airport and To Use the Revenue at Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois, and Gary/Chicago Airport, Gary, IN

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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 Start Printed Page 77550application to impose a PFC at Chicago O'Hare International Airport and use the revenue at Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Gary/Chicago Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 40117 and part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 158).

DATES:

Comments must be received on or before January 17, 2003.

ADDRESSES:

Comments on this application may be mailed or delivered in triplicate to the FAA at the following address: Federal Aviation Administration, Chicago Airports District Office, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Room 320, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018.

In addition, one copy of any comments submitted to the FAA must be mailed or delivered to Mr. Thomas R. Walker, Commissioner of the City of Chicago Department of Aviation at the following address: Chicago O'Hare International Airport, P.O. Box 66142, Chicago, IL 60666.

Air carriers and foreign air carriers may submit copies of written comments previously provided to the City of Chicago Department of Aviation under section 158.23 of part 158.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. Thomas E. Salaman, Chicago Metropolitan Program Manager, Federal Aviation Administration, Chicago Airports District Office, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Room 320, Des Plains, IL 60018, telephone (847) 294-7436. 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 a PFC at Chicago O'Hare International Airport and use the revenue at Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Gary/Chicago Airport under the provisions of the 49 U.S.C. 40117 and part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 158).

On November 27, 2002, the FAA determined that the application to impose and use the revenue from a PFC submitted by the City of Chicago Department of Aviation 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 February 26, 2003.

The following is a brief overview of the application.

Level of the proposed PFC: $4.50.

Proposed charge effective date: December 1, 2016.

Revised proposed charge expiration date: February 1, 2019.

Total estimated PFC revenue: $258,770,000.

Brief description of proposed projects at the $4.50 level:

Impose and Use at ORD: Runway Formulation; Equipment Acquisition; School Soundproofing.

Brief description of proposed project at the $3.00 level:

Use at Gary/Chicago: Acquire Snow Removal Equipment (Snow Broom); Expand Snow Removal Equipment Building; Rehabilitate Runway 12/30; Terminal Apron Expansion and Loading Bridge Installation.

Class or classes of air carriers, which the public agency has requested, not be required to collect PFCs: Air taxi operators.

Any person may inspect the application in person at the FAA office listed above under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

In addition, any person may, upon request, inspect the application, notice and other documents germane to the application in person at the City of Chicago Department of Aviation.

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Issued in Des Plaines, Illinois, on December 11, 2002.

Mark A. McClardy,

Manager, Planning/Programming Branch, Airports Division, Great Lakes Region.

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[FR Doc. 02-31885 Filed 12-17-02; 8:45 am]

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