Notice of Intent

Release Date: 
07/03/2018

 

EASTERN OREGON REGIONAL AIRPORT AT PENDLETON

NOTICE AND OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

NOTICE OF INTENT TO COLLECT PASSENGER FACILITY CHARGES (PFC’s)

As per 14 CFR Part 158 Section 24 Notice and Opportunity for Public Comment; City of Pendleton is posting this “Notice of Intent” (NOI) to file with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the authority to “Impose and Use” a Passenger Facility Charge as provided for in 14 CFR 158.25 (b) – Application for authority to impose a PFC and 158.25 (c) – Application for authority to use PFC revenue, in order to pay the local portion match for Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) at the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport (EORA).

Public comments on the NOI will be accepted by the City of Pendleton until 5:00 PM, August 7th, 2018

Passenger Facility Charge Program

The Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Program allows the collection of PFC fees up to $4.50 for every enplaned passenger at commercial airports controlled by public agencies. PFCs are capped at $4.50 per flight segment with a maximum of two PFCs charged on a one-way trip or four PFCs on a round trip, for a maximum of $18 total. Airports use these fees to fund FAA-approved projects that enhance safety, security, or capacity; reduce noise; or increase air carrier competition.

The revenue collected from this “Impose and Use” application will reimburse the City for its financial share of the cost of several completed and planned projects at the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport. The application will include the following fee rate, effective and expiration dates, and total expected revenue.

  • PFC Level: $4.50 per enplaned passenger
  • Proposed Charge Effective Date: November 1st, 2018
  • Estimated Charge Expiration Date: January 31st, 2033
  • Estimated Total PFC “Impose and Use” Revenue: $407,056

The following projects are found to be eligible for PFC revenue and will be included in the application.

Project 1: Wildlife Hazard Assessment:

Provide a Wildlife Hazard Assessment as required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A certified wildlife biologist will come in and access and survey the wildlife species and activities at and around the Airport by conducting 12 months of fieldwork. The work by the biologist will provide a final report containing the results of the field work and provide recommendations to reduce wildlife strike hazards at the airport. This report will be used to support, if necessary, the development of a Wildlife Hazard Plan at EORA.  This project will enhance the safety at the Airport. PFC’s collected are to be used for the matching share of the project.

 

Project Date:  2013-2017

Total Project Cost: $115,169   AIP Funding: $109,411  

PFC Funding to be collected for City Share: $5,758

 

Project 2: Airport Master Plan

An Airport Master Plan is a process to plan for the short, intermediate, and long term development goals of the Airport.  The Airport Master Plan for EORA will have a 20-year planning horizon based on FAA-approved aviation activity forecasts and will be developed through a combination of professional evaluation and public involvement.  The goal of the Airport Master Plan is to provide the framework needed to guide future airport development that will cost-effectively satisfy aviation demand, while considering potential environmental and socioeconomic issues. Some of the specific objectives of the Airport Master Plan for EORA are to develop a plan to maintain and ensure the safety and security of the Airport; plan for phased incremental development that meets the foreseeable aviation demand and growing Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) industry and maintains flexibility for change; and to evaluate sustainability options and environmental requirements. PFC’s collected are to be used for the matching share of the project.

 

Project Date: 2014-2017

Total Project Cost: $597,254   AIP Funding: $567,176  

PFC Funding to be collected for City Share: $30,078

 

Project 3: Predesign for Runway 7-25 Rehabilitation

This predesign project is in support of 2018 design & 2019 construction projects. The predesign project will complete the environmental evaluation, design survey, geotechnical investigations and evaluation of conformance items associated with Runway 7-25. The Runway 7-25 Rehabilitation will include: maintenance overlay, new runway lighting, signage, Navaids improvements, MagVar change, associated electrical and drainage improvements. The project will include repainting the runway markings. This project will enhance the safety of the airport and aid in the completion of the magnetic variation change of RWY 7-25 over to (new) RWY 8-26.  PFC’s collected are to be used for the matching share of the project.

 

Project Date: 2017-2018

Total Project Cost: $199,777    AIP Funding:  $189,788   ODA COAR Grant Funding: $6,493  

PFC Funding for City of Pendleton Share:  $3,496

 

Project 4: Design for Runway 7-25 Rehabilitation

This design project is in support of the 2019 Construction project. The design project will complete the items associate with Runway 7-25 Rehabilitation. The Runway 7-25 Rehabilitation will include: maintenance overlay, new runway lighting, signage, Navaids improvements, MagVar change, associated electrical and drainage improvements. The project will include repainting the runway markings. This project will enhance the safety of the airport and aid in the completion of the magnetic variation change of RWY 7-25 over to (new) RWY 8-26.  PFC’s collected are to be used for the matching share of the project.

 

Project Date: 2018-2019

Total Project Cost: $447,368    AIP Funding:  $425,000   ODA COAR Grant Funding: $14,539 

PFC Funding for City of Pendleton Share:  $7,829

 

Project 5: Construction / Runway 7-25 Rehabilitation

This construction project will complete the items associated with Runway 7-25 Rehabilitation. The Runway 7-25 Rehabilitation will include: maintenance overlay, new runway lighting, signage, Navaids improvements, MagVar change, associated electrical and drainage improvements. The project will include repainting the runway markings. This project will enhance the safety of the airport and aid in the completion of the magnetic variation change of RWY 7-25 over to (new) RWY 8-26.  PFC’s collected are to be used for the matching share of the project.

 

Project Date: 2019-2021

Total Project Cost: $7,157,895    AIP Funding:  $6,800,000

PFC Funding for City of Pendleton Share:  $ 357,895

 

Project 6: PFC Application Administration – Consultant Support

This project covers consultant support costs incurred for the preparation of this PFC application.  This includes the development of the PFC application and all related forms as well as the air carrier consultation.

 

Project Date: 2018

Total Project Cost: $2,000    AIP Funding:  $0

PFC Funding for City of Pendleton Share:  $ 2,000

 

Comments or Questions:

Please send all questions or comments regarding this notice to be received by 5:00 PM, August 7th, 2018 to:

Erica Stewart

2016 Airport Road

Pendleton, OR 97801

541-276-7754

Via email to: erica.stewart@ci.pendleton.or.us

 

 

 

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