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Notice of Intent To Rule on Disposal of Aeronautical Property at Asheville Regional Airport, Asheville, NC (AVL)

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.




The Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public comment on a request by Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority, to release of land (0.76 acres) at Asheville Regional Airport from federal obligations.


Comments must be received on or before August 21, 2019.


Comments on this notice may be mailed or delivered in triplicate to the FAA at the following address:

Memphis Airports District Office, Attn: Tommy L. Dupree, Assistant Manager, 2600 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Suite 2250, Memphis, TN 38118.

In addition, one copy of any comments submitted to the FAA must be mailed or delivered to Mr. Lew Bleiweis, Executive Director, Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority at the following address:

61 Terminal Drive, Suite 1, Fletcher, NC 28732.

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Tommy L. Dupree, Assistant Manager, Federal Aviation Administration, Memphis Airports District Office, 2600, Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Suite 2250, Memphis, TN 38118-2482. The application may be reviewed in person at this same location, by appointment.

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The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the request to release property for disposal at Asheville Regional Airport, 61 Terminal Drive, Fletcher, NC 28732, under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2). The FAA determined that the request to release property at Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) submitted by the Sponsor meets the procedural requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration and the release of these properties does not and will not impact future aviation needs at the airport. The FAA may approve the request, in whole or in part, no sooner than thirty days after the publication of this notice.

The request consists of the following: The Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority is proposing the release of airport property totaling 0.76 acres, more or less. This land is to be used by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) for United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) system improvements (0.49 acres) and a permanent drainage and utility easement (0.27 acres). The release of land is necessary to comply with Federal Aviation Administration Grant Assurances that do not allow federally acquired airport property to be used for non-aviation purposes. The sale of the subject property will result in the land at Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) being changed from aeronautical to non-aeronautical use and release the lands from the conditions of the Airport Improvement Program Grant Agreement Grant Assurances. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 47107(c)(2)(B)(i) and (iii), the airport will receive fair market value for the property, which will be subsequently reinvested in another eligible airport improvement project for aviation facilities at Asheville Regional Airport (AVL). The proposed use of this property is compatible with airport operations.

This request will release this property from federal obligations. This action is taken under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2).

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 request, notice and other documents germane to the request in person at the Asheville Regional Airport.

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Issued in Memphis, Tennessee on July 15, 2019.

Tommy L. Dupree,

Assistant Manager, Memphis Airports District Office, Southern Region.

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[FR Doc. 2019-15533 Filed 7-19-19; 8:45 am]