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Notice of Request To Release Airport Property for Land Disposal

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Notice; request for comments.


The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at the Ottumwa Regional Airport, Ottumwa, Iowa.


Comments must be received on or before August 26, 2019.


Comments on this application may be mailed or delivered to the FAA at the following address: Amy J. Walter, Airports Land Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, Start Printed Page 36158Airports Division, ACE-620G, 901 Locust, Room 364, Kansas City, MO 64106.

In addition, one copy of any comments submitted to the FAA must be mailed or delivered to: Joni Keith, City Attorney, City of Ottumwa, 105 East Third Street, Ottumwa, IA 52501, (641) 683-0625.

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Amy J. Walter, Airports Land Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, Airports Division, ACE-620G, 901 Locust, Room 364, Kansas City, MO 64106, (816) 329-2603, The request to release property may be reviewed, by appointment, in person at this same location.

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The FAA invites public comment on the request to release approximately 2.78 acres consisting of 1 parcel of airport property at the Ottumwa Regional Airport (OTM) under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2). On December 6, 2018, the City Attorney of the City of Ottumwa requested a release from the FAA to sell one parcel of land totaling 2.78 acres improved with a warehouse. Buyer, Steven Roquet, will use the land and warehouse for storage of equipment. On July 22, 2019, the FAA determined that the request to release property at the Ottumwa Regional Airport (OTM) submitted by the Sponsor meets the procedural requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration and the release of the property 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 Following Is a Brief Overview of the Request

The Ottumwa Regional Airport (OTM) is proposing the release of airport property of 1 parcel totaling 2.78 acres, more or less. 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 the Ottumwa Regional Airport (OTM) 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 order to dispose of the land. 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 general aviation use.

Any person may inspect, by appointment, the request in person at the FAA office listed above under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. In addition, any person may, upon appointment and request, inspect the application, notice and other documents determined by the FAA to be related to the application in person at the Ottumwa City Hall.

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Issued in Kansas City, MO on July 22, 2019.

Jim A. Johnson,

Director, FAA Central Region, Airports Division.

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[FR Doc. 2019-15931 Filed 7-25-19; 8:45 am]