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Notice of Intent To Rule on Application 04-05-C-00-BUF To Impose and Use the Revenue From a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Buffalo, New York

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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 Buffalo Niagara International Airport under the provisions of the 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 30, 2004.

ADDRESSES:

Comments on this application may be mailed or delivered in triplicate to the FAA at the following address: New York Airports District Office, 600 Old Country Road, Suite 446, Garden City, New York, 11530.

In addition, one copy of any comments submitted to the FAA must be mailed or delivered to Lawrence M. Meckler, Executive Director of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority at the following address: 181 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, New York 14203.

Air carriers and foreign air carriers may submit copies of written comments previously provided to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority under § 158.23 of part 158.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Philip Brito, Manager, New York Airports District Office, 600 Old Country Road, Suite 446, Garden City, New York, 11530, (516) 227-3800. 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 Buffalo Niagara International Airport under the provisions of the 49 U.S.C. 40117 and part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 158).

On December 16, 2003, the FAA determined that the application to impose and use the revenue from a PFC Start Printed Page 75711submitted by Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority was substantially complete within the requirements of § 158.25 of part 158. The FAA will approve or disapprove the application, in whole or in part, no later than February 25, 2004.

The following is a brief overview of the application.

Proposed charge effective date: May 1, 2009.

Proposed charge expiration date: April 1, 2010.

Level of the proposed PFC: $3.00.

Total estimated PFC revenue: $7,045,262.

Brief description of proposed project(s):

1. Design and Construction, Extension of Runway 14/32;

2. Design and Construction, Extension, Widening and Rehabilitation of Taxiway D;

3. Design and Construction, Extension and Rehabilitation of Runway 5/23;

4. Design and construction, Extension and Rehabilitation of Taxiway A;

5. Design and Construction, Overhead Canopies for Pedestrian Walkways.

Class or classes of air carriers which the public agency has requested not be required to collect PFCs: Air Taxi/Commercial Operators (ATCO) filing FAA Form 1800-31.

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, Airports Division, 1 Aviation Plaza, Jamaica, New York 11434-4809.

In addition, any person may, upon request, inspect the application, notice and other documents germane to the application in person at the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority.

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Issued in Garden City, New York on December 16, 2003.

Philip Brito,

Manager, New York Airports District Office, Eastern Region.

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[FR Doc. 03-32090 Filed 12-30-03; 8:45 am]

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