PFCs for San Juan, Bellingham, WA, and Lubbock, TX Approved

In the Thursday, September 16, 2010, issue of  the Federal Register, the FAA published its monthly notice of PFC approvals and disapprovals under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity
Expansion Act of 1990 and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 158).  In this month’s notice, the FAA approves two applications for PFCs that were submitted in August, 2010, and includes information on one application that was approved in July 2010, inadvertently left off the July, 2010 notice.

The approved PFC applications are:

1. Puerto Rico Ports Authority, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

  • Application Type: Impose and use a PFC.
  • PFC Level: $3.00.
  • Total PFC Revenue Approved in This Decision: $19,713,152.
  • Earliest Charge Effective Date: August 1, 2031.
  • Estimated Charge Expiration Date: March 1, 2033.
  • Class of Air Carriers Not Required To Collect PFCs: None.
  • Brief Description of Project Approved for Collection at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU) and Use at SJU at a $3.00 PFC Level: PFC application development.
  • Brief Description of Projects Approved for Collection at SJU and Use at Jose Aponte de la Torre Airport at a $3.00
  • PFC Level: Phase 0 construction—terminal facility. Rehabilitation of airfield guidance signage. Rehabilitation of taxiway lighting system. Pavement rehabilitation of runway 7/25 and taxiways. Airfield pavement markings.
  • Decision Date: July 22, 2010.
  • For Further Information Contact: Susan Moore, Orlando Airports District Office, (407) 812–6331.

2. Port of Bellingham, Bellingham, Washington.

  • Application Number: 10–11–C–00–BLI.
  • Application Type: Impose and use a PFC.
  • Total PFC Revenue Approved in This Decision: $30,250,000.
  • PFC Level: $4.50.
  • Earliest Charge Effective Date: October 1, 2010.
  • Estimated Charge Expiration Date: October 1, 2027.
  • Class of Air Carriers Not Required To Collect PFCs: None.
  • Brief Description of Project Approved for Collection and Use: Commercial terminal expansion.
  • Decision Date: August 11, 2010.
  • For Further Information Contact: Trang Tran, Seattle Airports District Office, (425) 227–16

3. City of Lubbock, Texas.

  • Application Number: 10–07–C–00–LBB.
  • Application Type: Impose and use a PFC.
  • Total PFC Revenue Approved in This Decision: $13,101,351.
  • PFC Level: $4.50.
  • Earliest Charge Effective Date: December 1, 2013.
  • Estimated Charge Expiration Date: April 1, 2020.
  • Classes of Air Carriers Not Required To Collect PFCs: (1) Part 135 air taxi/commercial operators filing FAA Form 1800–31; (2) commuters and small certificated air carriers filing Department of Transportation Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) Form T–100 for non-scheduled enplanements; and (3) large certificated route air carriers filing RSPA Form T–100 for non-scheduled enplanements.
  • Determination: Approved. Based on information contained in the public agency’s application, the FAA has determined that each proposed class accounts for less than 1 percent of the total annual enplanements at Lubbock–Preston Smith International Airport.
  • Brief Description of Projects Approved for Collection and Use: Runway 8/26 improvements—phase I Runway 8/26 improvements—phase II. Replace passenger loading bridges.
  • Decision Date: August 12, 2010.
  • For Further Information Contact: Steven Cooks, Texas Airports Development Office, (817) 222–5600.
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