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Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Midland International Airport, Midland, TX

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Notice of Request to Release Airport Property.


The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the Midland International Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).


Comments must be received on or before April 29, 2004.


Comments on this application may be mailed or delivered to the FAA at the following address: Mr. Mike Nicely, Manager, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest Region, Airports Division, Texas Airports Development Office, ASW-650, Fort Worth, Texas 76193-0650.

In addition, one copy of any comments submitted to the FAA must be mailed or delivered to Mr. Marvin Esterly, Director of Aviation, at the following address: City of Midland, Department of Airports, 9506 La Force Blvd., P.O. Box 60305, Midland, Texas 79711-0305.

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Mr. Marcelino Sanchez, Program Manager, Federal Aviation Administration, Texas Airports Development Office, ASW-650, 2601 Meacham Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas 76193-0650, Telephone: (817) 222-5652, e-mail:, fax: (817) 222-5989.

The request to release property may be reviewed in person at this same location.

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The FAA invites public comment on the request to release property at the Midland International Airport under the provisions of the AIR 21.

On November 12, 2003, the FAA determined that the request to release property at Midland International Airport, submitted by the City, met the procedural requirements of the Federal Aviation Regulations, Part 155. The FAA may approve the request, in whole or in part, 30 days from the posting of this Federal Register notice.

The following is a brief overview of the request:

The City of Midland requests the release of 64.5 acres of non-aeronautical airport property. The land is part of a War Assets Administration deed of airport property to the City in 1948. The funds generated by the release will be used for upgrading, maintenance, operation and development of the airport.

Any person may inspect the request 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 relevant to the application in person at the Midland International Airport, telephone number (432) 560-2200, ext. 3001.

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Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on March 10, 2004.

Joseph G. Washington,

Acting Manager, Airports Division.

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[FR Doc. 04-7115 Filed 3-30-04; 8:45 am]